The University of Toledo Graduate Student Association will host the 2011 Midwest Graduate Research Symposium where graduate students from all over the Midwest will present their groundbreaking research and form intercollegiate networks.
The daylong event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26, in the Memorial Field House. Participating universities include the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, Notre Dame University, Purdue University, Michigan State University and the University of Cincinnati.
“The symposium is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to support their peers, learn about other research being done at our university and nearby universities, and potentially build relationships that will foster future collaboration,” said Erin Kryukova, a Graduate Student Association representative in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson, Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at Ohio State University. Thompson will discuss “Climate Change From the World’s Highest Mountains: The Evidence and Our Options.”
The 2011 event is the Second Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. At the symposium, students will present their research in both poster and oral presentation formats.
“It is our hope that the symposium will become a regular destination for graduate students, faculty and potential job employers looking to find exceptional students,” Kryukova said.
The event is sponsored by The University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies, the Northwestern Ohio chapter for the Association for Women in Science and Sigma XI Scientific Research Society.