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  • Intent to Present deadline
  • June 26, 2017
  • Abstract Submission deadline
  • July 17, 2017
  • Registration deadline
  • July 24, 2017
  • Symposium
  • August 4, 2017


Symposium Date: August 4th, 2017
Location: RIT Campus, Louise Slaughter Hall and Sustainability Institute

RIT students will have the opportunity to present their research and innovative ideas at the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The free, public event showcases research and creative projects undertaken during the past year by undergraduate students in all colleges and institutes on campus. All RIT undergraduate students are eligible and encouraged to participate.

Keynote Speaker - Christopher Schauerman, Ph.D

Research Scientist and Co-Director of the RIT/NY BEST Battery Prototyping Center

Dr. Christopher SchauermanDr. Christopher Schauerman holds a B.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Sustainability, from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and is currently a research scientist and Co-Director of the RIT/NY-BEST Battery Prototyping Center. Dr. Schauerman started at RIT, in 2002, as part of the General Science Exploration Program. Shortly after declaring Physics as his major his sophomore year, Dr. Schauerman got involved as an undergraduate researcher in RIT’s NanoPower Research Laboratories (NPRL). His research in NPRL included the synthesis, purification, and modification of carbon nanotube for renewable energy applications. He continued this research into graduate school and joined the RIT Sustainability Ph.D. program. Dr. Schauerman was one of the first graduates from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability where he investigated the life cycle of metal-free carbon nanotube conductors. In addition to his research efforts, Dr. Schauerman was a member of RIT's varsity cross-country, indoor and outdoor track teams, and served as the RIT Student Government Graduate Senator. In 2013 Dr. Schauerman was part of the team that won a NYS grant to establish the Battery Prototyping Center (BPC) on the RIT campus. Currently, the BPC works closely with local and national battery startup companies and Universities to commercialize new battery technologies.


Start Time End Time Event Location(s)
8:00am 8:30am Check-In & Continental Breakfast SLA 2210-2240
8:30am 9:00am Welcome Remarks SLA 2210-2240
9:15am 10:15am Oral Presentation Session 1 SLA & SUS classrooms
10:30am 11:30am Poster Presentation Session 1 & Coffee Break SUS Galleria
11:30am 12:30pm Oral Presentation Session 2 SLA & SUS classrooms
12:30pm 1:45pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker University Gallery &
SLA 2210 – 2240
1:45pm 3:00pm Oral Presentation Session 3 SLA & SUS classrooms
3:00pm 4:00pm Poster Presentation Session 2 & Afternoon Break SUS Galleria
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