Engineering Graduate Research Symposium

2016 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium

Thursday, March 31, 2016

8:00am – 3:00pm

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-up registration will be available at the Symposium.

ABSTRACTS are now available for research posters submitted to the 2016 Symposium!

The 2016 Symposium PROGRAM is also online; printed copies will be available at the Symposium for your reference.

Check out the list of COMPANIES registered to participate in the Symposium!


Symposium Agenda

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

9:00am-9:15am         Welcome, Dr. Judith Stoddart, Interim Dean, MSU Graduate School

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

10:45am-11:00am     Break

11:00pm-12:00pm     Poster Session A (Biosystems, Chemical, Materials Science, Mechanical)

12:00pm-1:00pm       Poster Session B (Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Environmental)

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

2:30pm-3:00pm         Awards


Poster Presentations

MSU Engineering Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Scholars who wish to present research posters should first discuss their poster presentation with their adviserPoster 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.  Guidelines for creating your research poster can be found by clicking here.


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)