Engineering symposium to showcase students' cutting-edge research

March 16, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Engineering Graduate Student Council's 12th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS) is set for April 2 at the Nittany Lion Inn. The event, free and open to the public, begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

The student-initiated, student-run symposium features research papers, oral presentations and poster displays from undergraduate and graduate students in multiple engineering disciplines.

An ‘Art in Science’ competition will showcase the artistic viewpoints often found in scientific explorations. 

CERS also provides students opportunities to network with industry representatives, faculty and researchers from various fields.

Albert D. Diaz, vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the Product Collaboration and Systems Division at Intel Corporation, will deliver the keynote address at noon.       

Research/travel grants for best paper and poster presentations and ‘Art in Science’ awards will be presented during a ceremony at the conclusion of the program.

CERS 2015 sponsors include BP, Intel, Norfolk Southern, the University Park Allocation Committee and the University Park Graduate and Professional Student Association.

Pouria Fattahi and Keith Mickolajczyk, graduate students in bioengineering and CERS 2015 chairs, said, “The CERS event is run for students by students, with the backing of the College of Engineering. Our goals as organizers include showcasing progressive student research, providing peer review on student manuscripts and presentations and creating a forum for exchange of innovative ideas and distribution of knowledge.”

For additional information and to register for lunch by March 27, visit

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Last Updated March 18, 2015