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Niloufar Emami, Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture engaged the alumni audience with discussion regarding her research.

Niloufar Emami, Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture engaged the alumni audience with discussion regarding her research.

A group of graduate alumni recently returned to campus to connect with current graduate students. From mechanical engineering to history to architecture, graduate students from a broad variety of disciplines shared their research and graduate student experience with the group of alumni.

The annual event is a meaningful one for the students and alumni who attend, often forming connections that extend well into the future. These photos only begin to capture the rich conversations that ensued that day.

Graduate Student Panelists

Panelists selected to speak include, from left to right: Ziyong Lin, Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology, Niloufar Emami, Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture, So Hae (Irene) Park, Ph.D. Candidate in Human Genetics, Donald Richardson, Ph.D. Candidate in Industrial and Operations Engineering, Jacqueline Antonovich, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Brandon Patterson, Master’s Student in Higher Education and Information, and Aeriel Murphy, Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering.

Panelists selected to speak include, from left to right: Ziyong Lin, Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology, Niloufar Emami, Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture, So Hae (Irene) Park, Ph.D. Candidate in Human Genetics, Donald Richardson, Ph.D. Candidate in Industrial and Operations Engineering, Jacqueline Antonovich, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Brandon Patterson, Master’s Student in Higher Education and Information, and Aeriel Murphy, Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering.

A Room With a View

A sizable crowd of Rackham alumni and supporters of graduate education gathered to hear how graduate students at U-M are exploring advanced solutions to complex problems in today’s world.

A sizable crowd of Rackham alumni and supporters of graduate education gathered to hear how graduate students at U-M are exploring advanced solutions to complex problems in today’s world.

Alumni Questions

Questions from alumni led to a continued conversation regarding specific research methods, how graduate students are prepared for their future careers, challenges graduate students face, and the changing landscape of academia across disciplines.

Questions from alumni led to a continued conversation regarding specific research methods, how graduate students are prepared for their future careers, challenges graduate students face, and the changing landscape of academia across disciplines.

Alumni Feedback Was Strong

Rackham alumni Dr. Jeff Hansen and Kathleen Britton were among those who appreciated the opportunity to engage with current students and learn more about the research done on campus today and the changing landscape of graduate education.

Rackham alumni Dr. Jeff Hansen and Kathleen Britton were among those who appreciated the opportunity to engage with current students and learn more about the research done on campus today and the changing landscape of graduate education.

The Dialogue Continued

Alumni and students continued the conversation after the program ended.

Alumni and students continued the conversation after the program ended.

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