Applied Projects Session

Every year, the Corporate Roundtable (CRT) hosts the Applied Projects Session, where Master of Science and Certificate of Advanced Study students present recent research for corporate partners, faculty and staff, and their fellow students.

To qualify for the Applied Projects Session, students' research must be relevant to the needs and interests of the corporate sector. The Applied Projects Session aims to help our corporate partners understand current trends and research in information science while connecting our talented students and partners in person.

Applied Projects Session Goals


  • Further corporate partners' understanding of the relevance of information science to their work
  • Promote useful discussion that may help generate new collaborations
  • Provide master’s and CAS students with an opportunity to experience presenting for and interacting with companies interested in LIS

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Each year, a review committee selects one project as the most outstanding of the event. In 2015, Andrea Gannon (pictured above) was selected for her project "Prototyping Empathy: It's not diabetes; it's Live-A-Betes."


For additional information about the Applied Projects Session or the Corporate Roundtable, contact:

mplante [at] illinois.edu (Michele Plante)
Employer Relations Coordinator
(217) 333-1102