April 1 symposium to showcase students' cutting-edge research

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Engineering Graduate Student Council's 11th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS) is set for April 1 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

The event, free and open to the public, begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

Amr Elnashai, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, will give the keynote address, "Consequences of Earthquakes … Prediction versus Protection," during lunch. Seating is limited; participants must register at http://tiny.cc/ggr0cx.

This year's event will also feature an inaugural Art in Science competition.

The annual student-initiated, student-run symposium features research papers, theses, works in progress, designs and posters from undergraduate and graduate students in many disciplines. The event also provides students opportunities to network with industry representatives and faculty.

Research/travel grants for best paper and poster submissions will be awarded during a ceremony at the conclusion of the program.

CERS 2014 sponsors include BP, Intel, Norfolk Southern and the University Park Allocation Committee.

Last Updated March 25, 2014