Schedule of Events

The GIRS 2021 Symposium will be held virtually. To join, please use the zoom link from the home page or the menu above.

Morning Session

9:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Join us as ABE department head, Dr. Nathan Mosier, and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Dr. Karen Plaut, give the opening remarks.

10:00 AM

Presentation 1 – Kok Zhi Lee, Biotechnology/Engineering

Repurposing Proteins in Nature for Biotechnological Application

10:20 AM

Presentation 2 – Elena Robles Molina, Biological Engineering

Evaluation of Lipase-catalyzed Epoxidation Processes

Afternoon Session

1:00 PM

Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Join us as current graduate students present multiple years of hard work and dedication in 3 minutes or less. 

2:05 PM

Presentation 3 – Victoria Garibay, Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering

Water Management Solutions for East Africa: Increasing the Availability and Utilization of Data for Decision Making

2:25 PM

Presentation 4 – Aaron Etienne, Machine Systems & Agricultural Systems Management

Determining the Feasibility of Using Machine to Machine Synchronization in the Development of A Novel Unloading Strategy

2:50 PM

Industrial Panel

Industry representatives will answer a series of questions related to the applicability of skills developed in graduate school to the industrial workplace. The audience will then have an opportunity to pose their own questions to the panelists.

3:20 PM

Closing Remarks