Letter from the Chair

On behalf of the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Association (ABE-GSA), it is my pleasure to invite you to the 3rd Graduate Industrial Research Symposium to be held on February 18th, 2016 in the Discovery Learning and Research Center (DLRC) in West Lafayette, IN.

Our dedicated and passionate Symposium Planning committee – comprised of ABE graduate students with various research backgrounds – is working very hard to ensure that this is an informative and enjoyable event for you. I am confident that your time here will be well spent as you interact with some of the most talented graduate students in the country here at Purdue University.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Ingredients for Innovation”. As usual, it will be combined with the ABE Prospective Graduate Student Weekend. Participation in the symposium is open to all departments with research areas that include or related to agricultural safety and health, bioenergy, biological engineering, environmental and natural resources, fluid power, food process engineering, food safety, and machine systems to participate. We hope that this event serves as a catalyst to foster information exchange and collaboration in the above areas, as well as providing opportunities for industry professionals to stay updated on current research here at Purdue and to recruit talented graduate students who can contribute to the growth and reputation of their companies and organizations.

Your participation is crucial to the success of the symposium. We hope you will join us for an unforgettable experience on February 18th, 2016, on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. Attendance and participation is free.

For information, registration, and the latest updates on the symposium, please visit: https://engineering.purdue.edu/abegsa/symposium/ or contact our symposium coordinators Salah Issa (issa0@purdue.edu) and Min Xiao (xiao103@purdue.edu) for any questions you may have.


Jinsha Li, M.S.
Chair of the 3rd ABE Graduate Industrial Research Symposium
President, Purdue ABE-GSA
Ph.D. Student in Agricultural and Biological Engineering


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