Corporate Partners Sought for Engineering Symposium at Purdue

Group Photo Purdue ABE SymposiumThe Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Association (ABE-GSA) at Purdue University is seeking corporate partners to support their 3rd annual departmental graduate symposium, which will be tentatively held Thursday, February 18th, 2016.  The main objective of this student-run symposium will be to promote networking between students, industry professionals and potential recruiters. It will also provide an opportunity for industry members to share their expertise from various fields with the next generation of workers and see student research projects.

The one-day event will take place on the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University and has an expected attendance of more than 150 graduate students and faculty. The symposium will include research roundtable presentations, industry booths, a plenary speaker and lunch, a poster session, and an evening banquet with a keynote speaker.

Research roundtables will consist of four 15-minute student presentations in four independent sessions focusing on the following ABE core research areas:

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
  2. Biological & Food Process Engineering
  3. Bio-Energy
  4. Machine Systems, Fluid Power, and Agricultural Systems Management

Industry members are invited to be active participants in the symposium. Symposium organizers request that company representatives serve as panelists during the research presentations as well as during an industry Q&A. Additionally, company representatives can get a corporate booth for recruiting and an opportunity to interact with graduate students and their research during the poster session. There are no fees to participate at the symposium. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.

For information about the symposium or how to participate, please contact Jeremy Robison at robisonj@purdue.edu by the first week of February. The symposium’s agenda is available here.

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