ESM Today 2018: 15th annual Engineering Science and Mechanics Research Symposium

ESM Today, organized by the Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) Graduate Student Council, gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their research through oral and poster presentations to peers, colleagues, and faculty; exchange ideas across the various research disciplines; and hone their presentation skills.

Presenters are required to explain their work in a way that is easily understandable to both engineers and scientists who are not specialists in a presenter’s discipline. There will also be an Art in Science competition.

$2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. (Cash prizes for participating ESM undergraduate and graduate students only.)

Judges will include ESM faculty and sponsored students. If you'd like to be a student judge, please email

For questions, please email


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Breakfast and Registration

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM: Introduction by Dr. Todd

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM: Keynote Speaker - Joseph Rose

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM: Coffee Break

9:30 AM - 12:10 PM: Oral Presentations

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch, Poster Presentations & Art in Science Exhibition

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM: Deliberations

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Awards Ceremony

*The Art in Science Exhibition will be held in Room 116 EES Building.


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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523