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Key Dates


Thursday, September 8th: RISE Kick Off Meeting, 7:00-8:00pm
Thinking about a RISE project or registered already? Come to the Kick Off meeting to learn about the RISE program: benefits, requirements and policies, important logistics, tips on preparing your proposal and other useful information.

Thursday, September 22nd: RISE Project Planning Workshop, 7:00-8:00pm 
In surveys, most of the students commented that they had wished that they had better planned their project. We have developed a short workshop focused on planning for RISE projects and tips to reach the key deliverable points. We encourage registered RISE students to come.

Monday, September 26: RISE Proposal Submission Deadline
Deadline for students to submit a proposal that outlines their project plan. Access the Student Workspace to submit a proposal.

Thursday, October 27: RISE Author Workshop, 7:00-9:00pm 
To help students prepare for the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Symposium, we developed an Author Workshop. In this workshop, we will cover technical presentations and posters with tips on how to develop a cohesive narrative, clear slides and posters and effective communication. We encourage registered RISE students to attend as they prepare for the ME Undergraduate Symposium. Please visit the Author Guidelines.


Thursday, December 1st: RISE Peer Review Session, 7:00-9:00pm
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to review other students’ posters and slide decks and offer feedback, based on instruction from the Author Workshop on October 27. Or, you will review sample posters and slide decks, and discuss what is effective or not effective about them. The instructors from the Author Workshop will also offer feedback.

Monday, December 5th: ME Undergraduate Symposium Online Check-In
We will send an email to registered students when the check-in site opens (approximately one week prior to deadline). When checking in, students will be asked to confirm their Poster or Presentation Session time, indicate any special requirements, and provide their availability for their Presentation Review Session.

Tuesday, December 6: Presentation Review Session, 6:00-9:00pm 
To ensure that each presentation meets the standards of the ME Undergraduate Symposium, students are required to attend this session to receive feedback on a shortened run through of their presentation. If the provided time does not work with a student’s schedule, they are required to reach out to in advance to find an alternate time.

Thursday, December 8: ME Undergraduate Symposium 
The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Symposium will be held virtually from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Thursday, December 15: Final Paper/Poster Submission Deadline
Deadline for students to post conference paper/poster to the RISE website.  Submit your final paper/poster in your RISE Student Workspace to be archived. It is suggested that students also submit their paper directly to their ME faculty advisor for grading.