Apply soon for Lassonde Undergraduate Research Award

Bergeron Centre
The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University is offering paid research positions for undergraduate students for the 2018 summer term as part of the Lassonde Undergraduate Research Awards (LURA) program.

Applications are now open for students from all of York University’s faculties interested in joining Lassonde professors in fascinating summer research projects.

Are you interested in helping design satellites or maybe cure disease with implantable medical devices? What about researching clean energy or improving algorithms for Global Navigation Satellite Systems? These are just some of the ground-breaking research projects that York University students can participate in during the summer months.

Students looking to gain hands-on research experience in a Lassonde research lab will need to identify a professor to who can work with them for 16 weeks. They should then submit an application for adjudication. The deadline is Feb. 27.

All application procedures are outlined at and some, but not all the available projects are listed there too.

Started three years ago LURA has quickly grown in size and scope. LURA ends in August with a professional conference complete with talks, keynote presentations and poster competitions. Student researchers will present their work at the conference.

LURA is open to any qualified student and the program has successfully attracted non-Lassonde students from York University and beyond, including those students from countries such as Costa Rica, Poland and France.

Many of the LURA graduates have gone on to participate in research projects as graduate students and they acknowledge the important role that LURA played in their career choices. Some have taken the experience and leveraged it to include co-op positions, which in turn enables them to advance in an industry setting.