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BAR Symposium Success

July 20, 2018

On Thursday, July 19th, the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Graduate Student Council hosted the first ever Boston Academic Researchers Symposium at Northeastern with the help of neighboring schools; Boston University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts – Boston.

The event started out with a poster session where researchers had the opportunity to not only present their research but also learn from other researchers and network with faculty and peers. After the poster session, attendees got the chance to ask questions to experts in various fields at a panel session featuring the following distinguished guests:

  • Mark Grinstaff, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Translational Research, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Medicine as well as the Director of the NIH T32 Program in Biomaterials and the Director of the Nanotechnology Innovation Center at BU
  • Karthish Manthiram, PhD, Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at MIT
  • Karen Panetta, PhD, computer engineer, inventor and the Dean of Graduate Education for the School of Engineering at Tufts
  • Anna Shneidman, PhD, Managing Director of the Kavli Institute at Harvard
  • Thomas Webster, PhD, Department Chair in Chemical Engineering and the Art Zafiropoulos Engineering Chair at Northeastern

The first BAR Symposium was a massive success and will hopefully continue to be an annual event for graduate student researchers in the Boston area.