Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP)

USRP participants at the Social Breakfast in the Galbraith Garden after delivering elevator talks

The FASE Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP) represents a community of students engaging in summer research at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Participants meet weekly between May and August where sessions promote the support and development of ‘success skills’ that enhance the research experience.

In addition to connecting each week as a student community, participants interact with experts from across the Faculty to discuss topics such as Research Ethics, Safety in the Research Environment, Academic Referencing, Scientific Abstract Preparation and Research Presentations.

Do you have any questions? Please contact the Undergraduate Research and International Experience Coordinator at URIE@engineering.utoronto.ca.

2024 USRP

Program Information

The USRP sessions will be in person on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The first session will begin on May 15, 2024. There will be a total of 10 sessions between May to August and the program will end with the annual Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) in mid-August (date to be announced), marking the last day of the program.

Participants can attend as many sessions as they wish that fit their interests. U of T student participants who complete a minimum of eight USRP sessions, plus the final project dissemination at the annual Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD), will receive Co-Curricular Record (CCR) recognition.

Registered participants will be invited to the USRP 2024 Quercus site starting in late-April which will outline the full schedule, location details, and session activities.


This program is free and open to all undergraduate students who are engaging in summer research in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. This includes both U of T and non-U of T undergraduate students.

Students are eligible to participate in this program once they have secured a research placement or supervisor.


Registration is open all summer up until the last session scheduled on August 7, 2024. To register, students must submit the online registration form.

For U of T students who wish to apply for CCR recognition, you must complete all of the following:

  • Register by May 29, 2024 at the latest
  • Attend at least 8 USRP scheduled sessions (if you register between May 23 to 29, then you must attend all remaining USRP scheduled sessions)
  • Present your research work at the UnERD conference at the end of the program

If you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate Research and International Experience Coordinator at URIE@engineering.utoronto.ca.