College of Engineering Research Symposium

April 4, 2019 Nittany Lion Inn


On behalf of the Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC), we would like to welcome you to the 16th Annual College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS 2019) , which will be held on April 4th, 2019 in Nittany Lion Inn. CERS is a student-initiated and student-run event that provides a networking opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students, and industry representatives. CERS 2019 showcases the cutting-edge interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that is being conducted at Penn State  through paper and poster presentations.

Days to CERS 2019








Paper Guidelines

Please note that submitted papers are to be presented to a general scientific audience during CERS as an oral presentation. 

Papers should be written for a broad engineering and science audience. Papers submitted to CERS should be less technical in language as compared to those submitted to scientific journals. Papers submitted to CERS must be original, non-peer reviewed works that have not been submitted previously to journals. Up to three papers can be submitted, but only one may be considered for a prize. A paper must be at least 4 pages long in order to qualify for award consideration, and it must be no longer than 6 pages (references are not included in the 6-page limit). Papers must conform to the IEEE paper format. The information presented must conform to disclosure requirements as stated on the faculty information page.

Call for Papers

Deadline: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Poster Guidelines

Posters should be designed as stand-alone presentations. The recommended poster size is 36”X 48” (landscape or portrait). This size is required if you choose to have the CERS Committee print the poster for you. Additionally, the UPAC logo must be put on all posters that are printed by the CERS Committee. These posters are available for the authors to keep after the day of CERS. If you choose to print your poster at your own expense, it should not be larger than 45”X 45” or smaller than 24”X 36” (portrait or landscape). By participating, you agree to allow the College of Engineering to post their names online as a competition winner without further compensation. Except where prohibited, all those who participate agree to allow CERS to use their images for advertising or publicity purposes without further compensation.

Call for Posters

Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Featuring the 34th Annual Graduate Exhibition

Registration is now open for the Graduate Exhibition. The registration will close on February 22, 2019. For more information please visit

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