BME student is a finalist for the UF Three Minute Thesis competition

Congratulations to Mhairi K. MacLean, BME Ph.D. student, who is a finalist for the UF Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition for her work entitled, Moon-Walk with a Robot.

MacLean is part of the Human Neuromechanics Lab and her research goal is to improve gait rehabilitation at a low cost. She designed a body weight support system for overground walking at a fraction of the cost of conventional methods. She is using data to understand better how people walk on normal ground with body weight support. MacLean’s next step is to use that knowledge to build a robot that can help move the legs and assist with body weight supported walking.

MacLean will compete on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Reitz Union Chamber Room.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in Australia. It challenges graduate students to make a compelling presentation on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. The competition helps students develop academic, presentation and research communication skills and the capacity to explain their research to a non-academic audience.