Engineering Graduate Research Symposium Registration Information

2014 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium

Thursday, March 27

8:00am – 4:00pm

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.  Registration for the lunch is now closed.  Even if you have not pre-registered for lunch, you are welcome to join in the poster and research presentations. 

Symposium Program and Research Abstracts

Click here for the Symposium Program, including an agenda for Thursday, March 27.

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

Symposium Agenda

8:00 - 9:00am
Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Poster Set-up
9:00 – 9:30am
9:30 – 11:00am
Fitch Beach Research Award Nominee Presentations
11:00 – 11:15am
11:15am – 12:30pm
Graduate Research Poster Session 1
12:30 – 2:15pm
Networking Lunch (for pre-registered participants)
Award Ceremony
2:15 – 3:30pm
Graduate Research Poster Session 2
3:30 – 4:00pm
Poster Take Down/Cleanup

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.

Registration, Check-In and Lunch

If you pre-registered online for the Symposium, please pick up a nametag at the registration desk, located on the ground level immediately inside the "Ticket Office" entrance to Breslin. If you did not pre-register, you are welcome to join in the poster and research presentations. If you would like a nametag or Symposium program, please stop at the registration desk when you arrive at the Breslin Center.

Lunch begins at 12:30pm. Please check-in at the registration desk by 12:45pm if you pre-registered for the lunch. Your nametag serves as your meal ticket for individuals who pre-registered for the lunch.

At 12:45pm, any unclaimed meal tickets will be released to individuals who did not pre-register for the lunch.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Students who are presenting posters at the Symposium may begin setting up at 8:00am; posters should be on display from 9:00am until 3:30pm. If you are not able to stay for the entire Symposium, please make arrangements for a colleague to put up your poster by 9am and/or to take it down at 3:30pm.

Students should wear business / professional attire, and are expected to stand next to their poster during their assigned session in order to answer questions from judges and visitors.

Posters should be 32" x 40" (81 cm x 102 cm) in size, and may be orientated either vertically or horizontally. Students may choose their own layout and content design, within the specified size constraints. The Division of Engineering Computing Services (DECS) provides poster printing and lamination services for students. More information, including fees and formatting requirements, is available at:

At the Symposium, students will be provided with an easel and one piece of 32" x 40" (81 cm x 102 cm) size black foam-core board. Binder clips will also be provided, and students will use the clips to attach their posters to the foam board.