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Graduate Research Symposium

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The Engineering Graduate Research Symposium is an annual event showcasing the work of graduate students from across all college units. 

This event is FREE and open to the public and provides an opportunity for industry representatives, alumni, faculty/staff and graduate student engagement.

  • The 2024 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium will be held on May 2, 2024, from 9am to 4pm in the Michigan State University Engineering Building.
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  • Registration Deadlines:
    • Graduate Student Poster Presenter - March 8, 2024
    • All Other Event Attendees - April 14, 2024
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M.S. and Ph.D. students are encouraged to participate in this celebration of hard work and research conducted throughout the program. Poster presentations are not limited to completed projects and students are encouraged to present work-in-progress. Posters/presentations from previous conferences/events may also be used.  

Graduate student poster presenter registration closes March 8, 2024. Register here:

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.

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.
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  • Applied Electromagnetics

Development of electromagnetic devices and technologies to improve communication and sensing capabilities for a wide array of consumer, industrial and governmental applications.

  • Computational and Informational Systems

Algorithm design and software development to enable and advance data mining and machine learning, computer vision, context-aware computing, trustworthy computing, and cyberphysical systems.

  • Health and Biomedical

Discovering and engineering solutions to enhance health and wellness and to improve health care for increased longevity and quality of life.

  • Materials, Mechanics and Advanced Manufacturing

Creation of new and improved materials and their applications, coupled with fundamental and comprehensive understanding of their properties and performance, as well as improved processing systems, for use in the production of goods.

  • Mobility and Robotics

Designing mechanisms for improving the lives of people, facilitating transportation, and supporting manufacturing of goods, with particular emphasis on a new generation of autonomous, connected, energy-efficient vehicles that can operate safely under real-world conditions.

  • Smart AG

Applying technology to the agro-food supply chain to enhance food safety, food security, and system efficiency.

  • Sustainability: Infrastructure, Environment, Energy and Water

Creating sustainable approaches to meeting societal resource needs, optimizing interactions between the natural and built environments, and protecting human and environmental health.


Graduate Research Symposium programs from previous years are available by request to Katy Colbry,