Engineering Graduate Student Council plans CERS Call for Abstracts event

October 15, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC) will host a Call for Abstracts event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in Kunkle Lounge in the Hammond Building.

The EGSC is seeking abstracts for the 2016 College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS), a student-initiated, student-run event that provides networking opportunities for all Penn State undergraduate and graduate students and industry representatives, and allows students to showcase the cutting-edge interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research they are conducting at Penn State. Up to $5,000 in grants will be awarded at CERS 2016.

The Nov. 2 Call for Abstracts event will feature a presentation from Michael Alley, associate professor of engineering communications, titled “Making Presentations and Delivering a Poster.” Refreshments will be provided.           

To participate in CERS, students must submit an abstract (maximum 150 words) for a paper and/or poster via the CERS 2016 website, by Dec. 11. Papers are due Feb. 26; posters are due March 23.

Students can also submit entries for the CERS Art in Science competition, which showcases the artistic viewpoints often found in scientific explorations, by March 28.

CERS 2016 will be held April 5 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Students who would like more information about CERS may contact Keith Mickolajczyk, a bioengineering graduate student and chair of CERS 2016, at

Last Updated October 16, 2015