Graduate Student Advisory Committee

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.

Photo of students presenting posters

2024-25 Executive Committee

President and GSA Representative: Greg Wong
Treasurer, Social Chair, and GSA Representative: Quantum Zhuo
Secretary and GSA Representative: Emily Trotto
Social Chair: Jeremy "J." Drew
Professional Development Chair: Andrew Timmins
Graduate Symposium Chair: Crestienne DeChaine
Positions available for DEI Chair, 1st and 2nd year Master's Reps, and Recruitment Chair.

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 2024 Graduate Student Symposium winners were as follows: 

Technical talks - First Place: Junwon Seo; Second Place: Sam Gershanok; Third Place: Ke Zhong; People’s Choice Award: Amaranth Karra

Ph.D. poster presentations - First Place (tie): Jirameth ‘Mett’ Tarnsangpradit and Ben Glaser; Second Place: Gregory Wong; Third Place: Andrew Timmins; People’s Choice: Matthew Melfi

Masters' poster presentations - First Place and People’s Choice Winner: Aditya Rohan Narra

GSAC Calendar