This summer, Lassonde researchers welcomed 56 undergrad students from a diverse range of programs into their labs to work on exciting new projects and technologies. Students are working on developing ideas such as implantable microelectronic chips and Unmanned Arial Vehicles. Through funding programs like LURA, NSERC USRA or similar, students were matched with professors to aid in their research and projects.

This year students are working on project, unlike anywhere else in Canada. If you would like to read more about their work, click here.

The Lassonde School of Engineering will be hosting the now-annual 2017 Undergraduate Research Conference on August 15, 2017 in the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. This full day event will show case the hard work of undergraduate researchers in the form of posters and oral presentations. During the event you will get a chance to talk to students, professors, and faculty about their research area. 


The conference is open to all student and not limited to USRA or LURA students, if you are interested in participating in this year’s conference, please contact Christina Corre at christina.corre@lassonde.yorku.ca

If you are a USRA and LURA student, please submit your bio before June 16 by clicking on the "Submit Bio" button bellow.

Conference Schedule:


TIME                                             ACTIVITY

7.30 am – 8.30 am                      Registration, breakfast, poster set-up (doors open at 7 am)

8.30 am – 8.45 am                     Welcome address (MC: Dr. Dan Palermo, Associate Professor)

                                                    Dr. Spiros Pagiatakis, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

                                                    Dr. Lisa Philipps, Interim Vice-President Academic & Provost

                                                    Dr. Andrew Sinclair, Manager, NSERC Ontario Regional Office

8.45 am – 9.15 am                      Keynote speaker:

                                                    Dr. Solomon Boakye-Yiadom, Assistant Professor

9.15 am – 11.00 am                     Undergraduate student oral presentations

11.00 am – 11.15 am                    Coffee break

11.15 am – 12.45 pm                   Poster Session 1

12.45 pm – 2.00 pm                 Lunch (terrace BBQ)*

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm                  Poster Session 2  

3.30 pm – 3.45 pm                  Coffee break

3.45 pm – 4.15 pm                   Lassonde Alumni talk: Patrick Lasagna

4.15 pm – 5.00 pm                  Awards: Dr. Lucy Fromowitz, Vice-Provost Students

*In case of rain, additional seating in available on the main  and lower floors


Evaluation Criteria:


  •  Clear and concise introductionto topic and problem of study
  •  Description of objectives, methodology, data, etc.,  communicating work performed but without unnecessary details
  • Qualitative and/or quantitative results, analysis and discussion
  • Focused and meaningful conclusions


  • Adherence to time constraints and other instructions
  • Clarity of voice, enthusiasm, tone, mannerisms, dress, professionalism
  • Layout; clarity and effectiveness of visual aids


  • Ability to directly and correctly answer questions
  • Ability to promote discussion from presentation material