Engineering Graduate Symposium


Friday, October 30, 2015

"Excellent experience, Thank you!"

"Big, big thanks to all who put together the program. I had an unbelievable time and would like to attend Michigan above any other grad school in the country."

"I loved being able to see the University of Michigan and the symposium was a perfect way to do so!"

"It was a great chance to network with faculty at the University of Michigan as well as meet other engineering students attending/looking into grad school."

The Engineering Graduate Symposium is a college-wide event focusing on doctoral and master's programs and graduate student research. This program is open to all College of Engineering current undergraduate and graduate students as well as prospective graduate engineering students from other institutions. The day-long program features the following opportunities for students:

  • Poster presentations
  • Departmental visitations
  • Admissions and funding workshops
  • Networking with graduate students
  • Featured speakers

New and current graduate students will be exposed to the breadth and depth of the research being pursued across the College of Engineering. It gives new students assistance in finding a research advisor. It also gives current graduate students an opportunity to give a technical poster presentation, which may be good practice for a conference, job interview, or preliminary exam. Monetary awards are given for the best poster in each technical session.  College-level awards are given for outstanding Ph.D. student research.

Prospective graduate engineering students will have the opportunity to attend the College's premier on-campus visitation program. This includes touring departments and research labs, interacting with faculty, staff, and current graduate students, and talking to your peers from across the country. Along with admission and funding workshops, students can also attend poster sessions featuring current graduate students' research.