2020 Midwest Graduate Student SEM Symposium

Hosted by Iowa State University’s Mechanical Engineering Department

Dates

March 7, 2020 (Saturday) — March 8, 2020 (Sunday)

 

Symposium Overview

This symposium provides an opportunity for graduate (and undergraduate students) at Midwestern Institutions to network with their peers and faculty, while learning about the field of experimental mechanics.

 

Sponsor

This symposium is financially supported by the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM).

  • The Society for Experimental Mechanics is composed of international members from academia, government, and industry who are committed to interdisciplinary application, research and development, education, and active promotion of experimental methods to: (a) increase the knowledge of physical phenomena; (b) further the understanding of the behavior of materials, structures and systems; and (c) provide the necessary physical basis and verification for analytical and computational approaches to the development of engineering solutions.
  • Visit the SEM Website: http://sem.org

 

Organizing Committee

The organizing committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Dr. Sarah A. Bentil (Chair)
  • Anna Buchholz
  • Nick Fetty
  • Kim McFarland

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Christian Franck
Grainger Institute for Engineering Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Symposium Program (TENTATIVE)

Printable PDF Program (Coming Soon)

March 7, 2020 (Saturday)

Location for Presentations (TENTATIVE): Marston Hall (Room 2155); 533 Morrill Road, Ames, IA 50011

All presentations are oral.

Time

Presenter

Title

1:00 PM –  1:05 PM Dr. Sarah A. Bentil
Iowa State University
Opening Remarks
1:05 PM – 1:15 PM Dr. Caroline Hayes
Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department at Iowa State University
Welcome Remarks
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote: Dr. Christian Franck
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote Presentation
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Afternoon Session I
Moderator (TBD):
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Student
University
Advisor:
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Student
University
Advisor:
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Student
University
Advisor:
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Coffee Break
Location (TENTATIVE): Marston Hall (Room 2110)
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Afternoon Session II
Moderator (TBD):
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Student
University
Advisor:
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Student
University
Advisor:
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Student
University
Advisor:
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Student
University
Advisor:
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Student
University
Advisor:
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Group Photo & Coffee Break
Location (TENTATIVE): Marston Hall (Room 2110)
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM Afternoon Session III
Moderator (TBD):
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Student
University
Advisor:
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Student
University
Advisor:
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Student
University
Advisor:
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM Student
University
Advisor:
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM Walk to Memorial Union for Dinner
Location: 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner
Location: Campanile Room at Memorial Union
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Bowling
Location: Lowest Level at Memorial Union

 

March 8, 2020 (Sunday)

Location: TBD

Time

Presenter

Title

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Location (TENTATIVE): Marston Hall (Room 2200)
9:00 AM – 10:15 PM Morning Session I
Moderator (TBD):
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Student
University
Advisor:
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Student
University
Advisor:
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Student
University
Advisor:
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Student
University
Advisor:
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Student
University
Advisor:
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
Location (TENTATIVE): Marston Hall (Room 2200)
10:45 AM – 11:20 AM Morning Session II
Moderator (TBD):
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Student
University
Advisor:
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Dr. Jim Oliver (TENTATIVE)
Director, Student Innovation Center at Iowa State University
11:15 AM –  11:20 AM Dr. Sarah A. Bentil
Iowa State University
Closing Remarks
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM Tour of the Student Innovation Center
Location: 538 Bissell Rd, Ames, IA 50011

Abstract Submission: Now Open!

  • Submit an abstract for the symposium by clicking the following link: Submit Abstract.
  • Abstract should not exceed one-page!
  • Abstract submission will close on December 31, 2019.

Registration: Now Open!

Register for the symposium by clicking the following link: Register!

  • Registration is at no cost to presenters and attendees.
  • Attendees should register early, to secure a no-cost registration spot. When all no-cost registration spots are full, attendees will be notified in January 2020 that a $30 registration fee is required to attend the symposium.
  • Dinner will be provided on March 7th (Saturday).
  • Breakfast will be provided on March 8th (Sunday).

Venue Information

The symposium will be held at Iowa State University's Marston Hall (Tentative), which is located at: 533 Morrill Road, Ames, IA 50011. Marston Hall is home of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University, for more than a century.  

Travel Information

By Air

If you are traveling to Iowa State University via air transportation, the closest destination city is Des Moines (Airport Code: DSM)

  • Shuttle service is available from DSM to Iowa State University via Executive Express.
  • If you are renting a car, and need directions from the DSM to Iowa State University, see the “By Car” directions below.

By Car

If you are traveling by car to Iowa State University, see the “Parking Information” section below for suggestions on where to park for free.

Parking Information

Attendees of the Symposium should park in any lot (e.g. Lots 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 14) near Marston Hall. Click the following link to see the parking lot map: Parking Lot Map.

See the note below for parking lot restrictions.

NOTE:

  • During weekday evenings (after 5:30 PM), weekends, and holidays, certain lots (and parking meters) are open for use by the general public for free!
  • The medical/handicapped stalls, 24 hour all hours all days stalls, and other specifically restricted stalls require a parking permit to avoid a parking citation.

Hotel Information

There are many hotels near Iowa State University, for out-of-town attendees. Suggested hotels are:

*The GrandStay Ames hotel is near restaurants and shops.

Contact Info

For questions regarding the symposium (e.g. abstract submission, registration, program, etc.)

  • Email Dr. Sarah A. Bentil (sbentil@iastate.edu) and put “2020 Midwest Student SEM Symposium”, in the email’s subject line.