Summer Research Assistantships: USRA and DURA

Summer Research Assistantships:
USRA and DURA

The Undergraduate Student Research Assistantship (USRA) is a supervised research opportunity in the summer for undergraduate students. It is funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Students from across Canada are eligible to apply for a USRA at York. NSERC's guidelines are posted here. The Dean's Undergraduate Research Assistantship (DURA) is a research opportunity like that of the USRA but funded by the Faculty of Science at York. Only undergraduate students at York are eligible.

Each year, professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy put forward a variety of projects for which student engagement is sought through the USRA and DURA competitions, which are administered together by the Faculty of Science. This year's lineup of projects is tabulated below.

Please note that the 2021 USRA/DURA application process in the Department of Physics and Astronomy is different from that of previous years. Internal (York U) students eligible to apply are those invited by the Executive Committee on the basis of their GPA and number of earned credits. Eligible students (internal or external) must apply here. The following documents must be submitted:
1) Completed and signed Part I of Form 202
2) Part II of Form 202 provided by the supervisor
3) Research Interest Statement
4) External students only: original transcript

The deadline for applications is Friday 26 February 2021.

Summer 2021 Projects
Supervisor
(Professor)
Email
Project Title
C. Bergevin
cberge@yorku.ca
Establishing electrophysiological measurements in lizards…
N. Bozorgnia
nassimb@yorku.ca
EXPLORE: Astrophysical Laboratories for Dark Matter Physics
C. David
claired@yorku.ca
Search for long-lived particles with the ATLAS detector at CERN Large Hadron Collider
P. Hall
phall@yorku.ca
Modeling and analysis of quasar spectra
D. Harris
deborahh@yorku.ca
Measuring the probabilities of neutrinos or anti-neutrinos interacting and creating muons or antimuons
M. Horbatsch
marko@yorku.ca
Computer Simulation of Small Molecules
A. Kumarakrishnan
akumar@yorku.ca
Experimental Atomic Physics with Homebuilt Laser Systems
O. Mermut
omermut@yorku.ca
1. Multiplexed Radiochromic Dosimetry for Cancer Radiotherapy
2. Optical Coherence Tomography Evaluation of Oral Cancer
S. Rastgoo
srastgoo@yorku.ca
EXPLORE: Astrophysical Laboratories for Dark Matter Physics
S. Tulin
stulin@yorku.ca
EXPLORE: Astrophysical Laboratories for Dark Matter Physics