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ABE Graduate Symposium - Save the date!

Author: Anne E. Dare
Event Date: March 6, 2014
ABE's inaugural departmental graduate symposium will be held Thursday, March 6th, 2014. The main objective of this symposium will be to promote networking and career opportunities for students with a diverse group of professionals. It will also provide an opportunity for students to present their research, interact with experts in various fields, and allow direct feedback in improving oral communication skills.

The symposium will include research roundtable presentations, industry panels, a plenary speaker and lunch, a poster session, and evening banquet and keynote speaker.  Research roundtables will consist of four ten minute student presentations in four independent sessions focusing on the following ABE core research areas: 1) Environmental and Natural Resources, 2) Biological / Food Process Engineering, 3) Machine Systems / Fluid Power, and 4) Bio-Energy.       

To submit an abstract for the presentation or poster session, please complete the form by February 21.  Available here:

Registration is not required to attend the symposium.

Thursday, March 6

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM    Breakfast, Burton D. Morgan Center (MRGN)

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM    Research Roundtables (sessions in parallel), MRGN

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM   Research Roundtables (sessions in parallel), MRGN

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Industry Panels, MRGN

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Plenary Speaker & Lunch, MRGN

Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, NIFA

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM      Break, Transition to ADM Agricultural Innovation Center (ADM)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM      Poster Session, ADM

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM      Keynote Speaker & Dinner, ADM

                                    Lalit Verma, President, ASABE

For additional information, contact Garett Pignotti (