Engineering Graduate Research Symposium

2015 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium

Thursday, April 9, 2015

8:00am – 5:00pm

MSU Breslin Center

The Engineering Graduate Research Symposium features research posters and presentations from MSU Engineering graduate students, and is an opportunity for faculty, students, alumni and industry professionals to explore connections between research and practice.

The Symposium is free and open to the public

Advanced registration is now closed, but walk-in registration will be available at Breslin on April 9.

The Symposium Program is available as a PDF document.

Research Poster Abstracts are available in both PDF and HTML formats.

A list of industry participants is available by clicking here.


Symposium Agenda

8:00-9:00am                Registration, Continental Breakfast, Poster Set-Up

9:00-9:15am                Welcome (Dr. Karen Klomparens, Dean of the MSU Graduate School)

9:15-10:45am              Fitch Beach Research Award Nominee Presentations

10:45-11:00am            Break

11:00-11:45am            Poster Session 1 (posters from Biosystems, Chemical, Electrical, Materials)

11:45-12:30pm            Poster Session 2 (posters from Civil, Environmental, Computer Science, Mechanical)

12:30-12:45pm            Break / Take Down Posters

12:45-2:15pm              Awards Lunch

2:15-2:45pm                Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian M. Kent, "The Accidental Career? Lessons for Post Graduate Life"

2:45-5:00pm                Career Connections - chat with industry representatives over coffee and dessert


Location, Maps and Parking Information

The Symposium will be held at the MSU Breslin Center. Enter the Breslin through the Ticket Office, located just north of lot 63E. Click here for an annotated map showing the entrance and parking lots; additional campus maps are available online at:

  • MSU Faculty/Staff permit parking is available in Lot 63E, immediately south of Breslin.
  • Visitor parking is available in Lot 63W, accessible from Harrison Road and south of the Breslin Center; parking validation will be provided if you bring your ticket to the Symposium registration table.


Past Symposia

Click here for the 2014 Symposium Program.

Click here for the complete Abstracts of the 2014 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium.