Engineering Graduate Research Symposium

2016 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium

Thursday, March 31, 2016

8:00am – 3:30pm

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, but advanced registration is requested.  Registration will open in February, 2016.

Poster Presentations

MSU Engineering Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Scholars who wish to present research posters should first discuss their poster presentation with their adviser. CLICK HERE to submit your poster registration. Poster registrations are due by 12:00pm (noon EST) on March 14, 2016.  Posters submitted after this deadline will be accepted while space is available, but will not appear in the printed program. 


Symposium Registration

Other graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff and guests are invited and encouraged to attend the Symposium, which is free and open to the public. Registration is required to participate in the lunch: CLICK HERE to register to attend the Symposium. Registration deadline for the Symposium lunch is March 25, 2016.  Even if you choose not to pre-register for lunch, you are welcome to join in the poster and research presentations.


Symposium Agenda

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

9:00am-9:15am                Welcome

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

10:45am-11:00am            Break

11:00pm-12:00pm            Poster Session A (presenting departments TBD, based on registration)

12:00pm-1:00pm              Poster Session B (presenting departments TBD, based on registration)

1:00pm-2:30pm                Poster Clean Up / Lunch / Career Connections

2:30pm-3:00pm                Keynote Speaker

3:00pm-3:30pm                Awards


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


2015 Symposium Program (PDF)

2015 Symposium Poster Abstracts (PDF or HTML)

2015 Symposium Industry Participants (HTML)

2014 Symposium Program (HTML)

2014 Symposium Poster Abstracts (HTML)