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Feb. 28, 2024

Global Alliance for Rapid Diagnostics Forum to feature Dean Leo Kempel

Annual event attracts researchers eager to help developing countries

MSU Engineering Deal Leo Kempel inside the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility on campus.
MSU College of Engineering Dean Leo Kempel will speak in March at the Global Alliance for Rapid Diagnostics Forum, a free virtual event. It connects researchers around the world. 

The MSU College of Engineering and university’s Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering will host an online forum in March aimed to find solutions for underserved communities across the world.

Engineering Dean Leo Kempel will give the opening remarks for the Global Alliance for Rapid Diagnostics Forum, a free virtual event that’s open to the public.

The forum was created by Evangelyn Alocilja, a BAE professor, and will be held online March 14-16. This year’s theme is “Bridging Technologies and Market Needs.”

Those who register for the forum will have the opportunity to participate in virtual courses and presentations that focus on topics such as:

  • pandemic preparedness and surveillance
  • monitoring immunocompromised populations
  • emerging and aquaculture diseases
  • advances in environmental sustainability

This year’s event includes the GARD Innovation Challenge. It’s a competition for professionals and students that requires them to create projects and convince judges of their effectiveness during 3-minute presentations.

To register for the event, visit the GARD Forum website.

Written by Eric Lacy, lacyeric@msu.edu. See more at the Engineering Media and Public Relations page.