2023 Fall Conference

Saturday, October, 21, 2023
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

2023 Fall Conference








MSGC Fall Conference

This conference is an opportunity for individuals from academia, industry, and the local community to share their experience in areas related to NASA strategic interests.  It is also a forum where MSGC Fellowship recipients can present the results of their research and where MSGC Educational Program award winners can share about the impact of their efforts.  The conference is free to all, but registration is required for planning purposes. Each person planning to attend the conference needs to register individually. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have registered and your plans have changed leading up the conference, please let us know at mispacegrant@umich.edu.

Make sure to read and review the MSGC Meeting Code of Conduct.

Due to the number of presentations, we cannot accommodate requested presentation times. Out of respect for those presenting at the conference, attendees & participants are expected to attend the full remainder of the conference. 


Please use the following address below for your personal GPS and online mapping systems to: 2251 Business Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Fetzer Center
Western Michigan University
2251 Business Court
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5239 USA
(269) 387-3232


Free parking is available for Fetzer Center guests. Complimentary parking is available directly adjacent to the Fetzer Center building in parking lot 72F. This specific parking lot on Western Michigan University campus is dedicated to Fetzer Center guests. Lot 72F has ample handicap-accessible parking spaces available as well.

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Want to Present?

Abstracts (not to exceed 150 words) will be solicited for oral and poster presentations that detail efforts in MSGC programs as well as non-MSGC-supported but related activities. Individuals planning to make a presentation at the conference should submit an abstract at the time of registration. We will be live-streaming the Keynote & Oral Presentations from the Conference. We cannot accommodate Virtual Presentations at the Conference. On the registration form, note preference for oral or poster presentation.  All information for the presentation – title, authors, institution, address, and abstract – are entered directly into the registration form. Oral presentations are not guaranteed due to limited space.

Ideally most presenters at the conference will be MSGC award recipients from the 2023-2024 academic year and those from 2022-2023 who have not yet had a chance to present their work.

If presenters request to give a talk, they will be informed by September 20, 2023 whether or not that will fit into the schedule for the day or whether their presentation will need to be a poster.

Oral Presentations

  • Talks are scheduled with 10 minutes for:
    • 6-minute talk with 3-minute Q&A
    • including transition time
  • Send PowerPoint Presentation to mispacegrant@umich.edu by Wednesday October 18th.
  • Room in Agenda for about 18 Presentations.

Poster Presentations

  • Posters should be 32 x 40 inches
  • Orientation can be formatted in either portrait or landscape
  • All posters will be assigned to a specific poster board stand. The number will be listed in the Participation Packet.
  • Stands, backing materials and push pins will be provided
  • Presenters must attend the duration of the Poster Session in which they are scheduled
  • Presenters in Poster Session A should have their posters up before 9:00am and taken down by 12:00pm.
  • Presenters in Poster Session B should put up their posters between 12:00-1:00pm.
  • Posters must be removed by 4:15pm.
  • Posters not removed by 4:15pm may be subject to damage or loss.

Student Assistance

If you need assistance with lodging or mileage reimbursement for the Fall Conference please contact the MSGC Team at mispacegrant@umich.edu by September 20, 2023.


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Keynote Speaker

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Deadline Schedule

Friday, August 25, 2023 – Registration Opens
Friday, September 15, 2023 – Registration Closes
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Oral Presenters Notified
Friday, August 25, 2023 – Registration Opens
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 – PowerPoint Presentations Due (for Oral Presenters)
Saturday, October 21, 2023 – 2023 MSGC Fall Conference


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