Graduate Student Symposium: An Overview :.


A day long event featuring presentations and posters by graduate students. Breakfast and lunch are served and members of industry are present to network with for job opportunities. October 29th, 2005 will be the sixth consecutive year that the event will be put on for engineering students. An abstract book is published for a permanent record of the activity.


To expose new, current and future graduate students to the breadth and depth of the research being pursued within the participating departments. The event is designed to help new students find a research advisor. It also gives current graduate students an opportunity to give a technical presentation, which may be good practice for a conference or the preliminary exam. Monetary awards are given for the best presentations and posters.

When and where?

This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 9 A.M through 5 P.M in the EECS atrium. The general schedule is available here, an in-depth schedule showing the times and topics of each presentation is available here.


The day is aimed at graduate students, but will also appeal to undergraduate students thinking about going to graduate school. Professors, staff and members of industry have also attended in the past.


The event is organized by graduate students with help from the departments' Graduate Chairs and administrative staff. In the past, the organization committee has been comprised of about twelve students, but this will grow to about fifteen or sixteen this year. There are many important roles to be filled, including the co-chairs, session chairs, and coordinators for publications, website, food, panel discussion, obtaining funding, etc. The planning typically begins 3–4 months in advance of the event.

The event is sponsored by:

For further information, please contact the 2005 Symposium Chair, Jon Kadish. General information about previous symposiums can be found here.
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Questions, clarifications or comments? Contact Harish.