Symposium Schedule

2021 ERS will be held virtually

Please click here to download the ERS schedule book with the event day schedule and student presenter information.

Thursday, February 4, 2021: UM Center for Entrepreneurship Information Session. Join us for an information session on Zoom from the UM Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. CFE is a sponsor of the Engineering Research Symposium, and we encourage you to join us on Thursday to learn more about their mission and opportunities.

Friday, February 5, 2021: ERS will be held virtually on Career Fair Plus (CF+). Please take a few minutes before the Symposium to make an account on CF+ to access this event. Here is a video to learn how to access and navigate this platform.

Time (EST)

Events on Friday, February 5, 2021

10:45 AM-5:00 PM

Registration and Q&A

  • Presenters and judges should register at least 1 hour before their session. We ask that general audience please also register one time
  • ERS committee members will be available on this page for the entire symposium to answer any questions and concerns 

11:15-11:45 AM

Welcome Remarks 

  • ERS Co-Chairs
  • Mary-Ann Mycek, Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Education
  • Keynote Speaker
    • Speaker: Kon-Well Wang, Stephen P. Timoshenko Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    • Title of the talk: “Engineering the 21st Century”
    • Abstract, Bio, and Photo

11:45 AM-2:00 PM

Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research Short Talks & Poster Competition – Session I

  • Short talk videos to be streamed live from 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
  • All Towner posters available from 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM

11:45 AM-1:45 PM

Undergraduate Research Competition

11:45 AM-1:45 PM

Emerging Research Competition

2:00-3:00 PM

Coffee Chats with Sponsors 

3:00-5:00 PM

Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research Short Talks & Poster Competition – Session II

  • Short talk videos to be streamed live from 3:00 – 3:40 PM
  • All Towner posters available from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

3:00-5:00 PM

Advanced Research Competition