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2024 UMaine Student Symposium

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The UMaine Student Symposium is an event that consists of student research presentations that inspire students’ creativity and leadership in the discovery of new knowledge that makes a direct difference to the people of Maine.

The Symposium will be held in person on Friday, April 12th, 2024, at the New Balance Field House, University of Maine, Orono, Maine. It is open to the public to increase the visibility and accessibility of the research conducted by students at UMaine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias and allows students to converse and share ideas with legislators, professionals, and the community.

Keynote Speaker

Sreeram “Ram” Dhurjaty, PhD
Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)
“Consequences of Approximations in Science and Engineering”


All of us approximate. Engineering and science are full of approximations. When we approximate, adequately, we reach our goals. Improper approximations can be disastrous and can have tragic consequences depending on the context they are made. In this talk, I will illustrate, with simple examples both adequate as well as inadequate approximations and their consequences. These consequences can be life-threatening, in certain contexts 

Registration Form

  • This is not the student abstract submission form
  • Every attendee, including students, must register to attend the symposium by filling out this form.
  • Submitting abstract authors and judges will be automatically registered.
  • If you would like to register a group please contact

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April 12
9:00 am - 4:00 pm