Students to present research at Midwest Graduate Research Symposium

March 25, 2014 | Events, Research, UToday, Graduate Studies
By Kevin Bucher

Graduate students from around the Midwest have been invited to share their research at The University of Toledo.

The fifth annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium will take place Saturday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Field House and Student Union.

More than 60 universities have been invited to participate in the event; graduate students from all disciplines will present oral and poster presentations of their research.

“What’s cool about this event is that it is multidisciplinary: The variety of presentations makes it unique,” said Alcy Barakat, a first-year graduate student and chair of the UT Graduate Student Association’s Public Relations Committee.

The symposium is sponsored by the UT Graduate Student Association and has been recognized as a great opportunity for networking.

The keynote speaker at this year’s symposium will be Toledo native Dr. Thomas Wakefield, professor of vascular surgery for the University of Michigan Health System.

“He is a champion of his field, and I think anytime you can get somebody who is that well-recognized in their own field, it’s an inspiration to anyone aspiring to get to that level,” Barakat said.

Two winners from the poster and oral presentations will receive plaques and certificates.

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