The Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) is an organization for graduate students in the MSE department that enables members to promote a sense of community within the department.
The committee plans social events that include both students and faculty members in order to foster relationships outside of classes and the lab. We plan events tailored to help graduate students prepare for various milestones in the Ph.D. program, act as an interface between MSE graduate students and faculty, and plan social events to encourage interaction and collaboration between students. In this regard, we ensure that our interests are voiced in MSE affairs, as well as general GSA meetings, and ensure the quality of graduate student life.
Graduate Student Symposium
The annual MSE Graduate Student Symposium is organized by the Graduate Student Advisory Committee for graduate students in the department to showcase the work they have performed in the past three to four years. This event also serves as an opportunity for students to network with the rest of the department, as well as with participating companies.
The 2023 Graduate Student Symposium winners were as follows:
Technical talks - First place: Katrina Ramirez-Meyers; Second place: Gaurav Balakrishnan and Srujana Rao Yarasi (tie); Third place: Ayesha Abdullah; People's choice award: Ayesha Abdullah
Ph.D. poster presentations - First place: Junwon Seo; Second place: Evan Adcock; Third place: Inkyu Lee; People's choice award: Amaranth Karra
Masters' poster presentations - First place: Bozhong Zhuang & Aditya Rohan Narra (tie); People's choice: Nattavipa (Cindy) Chongvimansin