The Graduate Engineering Student Council (GESC) is excited to announce that the 15th annual University of Virginia Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS) will take place in Newcomb Hall on Thursday, March 28th, 2019. This flagship GESC event exists to showcase the excellent graduate student research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA. It serves as an experiential professional development opportunity for graduate students in the school of engineering at UVA through:
- Promoting inter-departmental collaboration and networking while providing opportunities for professionals and members of the community to engage with students about their research
- Fostering communication skills among UVA scholars through representing their research to audiences of diverse backgrounds
- Providing an environment for graduate students to discover the state of the practice and the possibilities for their research to be implemented in a professional setting
As in previous years, GESC will host a competitive poster session and podium session for selected graduate engineering students from each department to present their research and be judged based on technical merit, impact and significance of their research, and the clarity of their presentation. Awards will range from $100 to $1000 for winners with awards for all finalists. 2019 is the first year UVERS will include Breakfast with Industry, an opportunity for graduate engineering students and industry representatives to chat about industry opportunities for individuals with advanced degrees in engineering.
The event schedule is as follows. All events will be on the 3rd floor of Newcomb Hall.
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Breakfast with Industry
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch and 1st speaker session
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Poster session
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Podium session I
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Coffee break
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Podium Session II
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 2nd Speaker Session
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Awards & Reception
If you would like to attend any of UVERS as a guest (UVA and non-UVA affiliates) or you would like to volunteer as a judge, please RSVP HERE. (RSVP not required for attendance, but will ensure important notifications for event.) Judges should be experienced in engineering research in either an academic or a non-academic setting.
Abstract submissions for the poster and podium competitions will be announced by email to the graduate engineering students at the start of the spring 2019 semester and will close in early February 2019.
Questions about UVERS 2019 can be directed to Gail Hayes at email@example.com