The goal of the Gong Show is to excite the local community about research happening here in the Faculty of Science at Memorial University! Student, post-doctoral, and faculty presenters are challenged to pitch their research – jargon-free – in three minutes or less.
Unlike the 3MT, where presenters must describe a thesis to a general scientific audience, the Gong Show presenter must describe their science in a way that anyone can understand, and the use of props is highly encouraged!
If a presenter uses too much jargon, or the audience is no longer following, judges and audience members can “gong” the presenter. This will signal the speaker to explain their research more clearly.
Judges will include local community members and the top undergraduate and graduate/post-doctoral presenters will win cash prizes!
Check out some examples of science gong shows:
2023 Gong Show Presenters
Axel Belgarde, Physics and Physical Oceanography
Where’s the fish? Modeling split-beam sonars for fisheries
Hortense Brown, Biochemistry
How COVID-19 affected students
Ashlee Coles, Psychology
Characteristics associated with cannabis consumption and their impacts on stigma toward the cannabis consumer
Mark Corrigan, Psychology
Different behaviours and brain activity levels are associated with earlier vs. later stages of a mouse model of depression
Kaylee Dyall, Psychology
Oops, I did it again! Can self-compassion help married couples fix relationship mistakes?
Marilena Geng, Physics and Physical Oceanography
Ice Age 6: The Climate Cycles
I Got It From My Mama: How Parents Can Mess Us Up
Victoria Heath, Ocean Sciences
How do Wild Atlantic Salmon fair against Hot Temperatures (and Climate Change)?
Varleen Kaur, Biochemistry
Grace Mercer, Chemistry
Predicting Preterm Birth
Adam Meyer, Biology
Does moose marching matter?
Ava Rasouli, Biochemistry
Dietary vitamin B6 and the pathophysiology of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
Waleed Mannan Khan Sherwani, Scientific Computing
Tech meets Nature: A Showcase of Swarm and Biologically Inspired Robotics
Ali Salman, AbedAlAziz AlTawabin, Basel Mohamed and Sarah Duraid, Biology
A Villain & a Hero