Faculty of Science hosts Summer Undergraduate Research Conference, Aug. 20

The Faculty of Science is hosting its 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 20, highlighting the work of some of York University’s top students.

The Faculty of Science 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Conference takes place Aug. 20

Students will share their work at the conference through oral and poster presentations in the second-floor convention centre of the Second Student Centre. The York University community is welcome to attend the conference. Opening remarks will begin at 9 a.m., followed by oral presentations until noon. A poster session will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the presentation of certificates and prizes will start at 3 p.m.

York students share their research

Most of the summer research students are from the Faculty of Science, but they also hail from the Faculty of Health, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Faculty of Environmental Studies, the Schulich School of Business and Glendon Campus.

“The conference is an incredible opportunity for students to actively learn through each other’s summer research presentations, while also practising science communication with peers and professionals,” said Jennifer Steeves, associate dean of research and graduate education in the Faculty of Science.

The majority of students at the conference received an Undergraduate Student Research Award from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, a Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award from the Faculty of Science or a York Science Scholars Award to conduct summer research projects.

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