Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD)

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The University of Toronto’s Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) is an annual conference organized by students that promotes collaboration and networking. Although UnERD has been running for over 10 years, this was the inaugural online event. 

UnERD aims to provide an opportunity for undergraduate engineering students to showcase their research to industry professionals and fellow students, inspiring the exchange of innovative solutions across a wide breadth of global challenges.

UnERD 2020 was special because it exemplified perseverance beyond research that extends into the spirit of the U of T Engineering community. There are many undergraduate students who explored bold and innovative ideas in less than ideal circumstances at labs across campus this summer. They are adaptable and resilient, and, we, the planning committee, simply provided support and a venue to facilitate their drive. UnERD 2020 inspires in its existence. 

UnERD was held online on August 14, 2020. Join our mailing list to stay in touch and learn about future UnERD events!

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UnERD 2020 Award Winners

Recorded Program & Conference Media

Most of the UnERD 2020 program was recorded and posted on Youtube. Click on the playlist below that you are interested in viewing.

Recordings: 

Media: 


During our Grad Skule Alumni Panel, we invited 
attendees to reflect on potential careers in academia and industry:

  • Grad Skule Alumni Panel Reflection Digital Whiteboards: Academia and Industry 


During 
our Closing Ceremony, we invited attendees what they learned during UnERD 2020 and how they would use what they learned. These are some of their ideas:

Conference Agenda

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Meet the Organizers

UnERD Committee
Maeesha Biswas, Co-Chair

Maeesha Biswas, Co-Chair

Safwan Hossain, Co-Chair

Safwan Hossain, Co-Chair

Isabella Ferrara, Communications Director

Isabella Ferrara, Communications Director

Katherine Zhu, Marketing Director

Katherine Zhu, Marketing Director

Thivani Jeyakumar, Programming Director

Thivani Jeyakumar, Programming Director

Jennifer Wang, Programming Director

Jennifer Wang, Programming Director

Nadia Mohsin, Finance Director

Nadia Mohsin, Finance Director

Yuxuan (Amy) Huang, Outreach and Sponsorship Director

Yuxuan (Amy) Huang, Outreach and Sponsorship Director

Shauda Islam, Judging and Awards Director

Shauda Islam, Judging and Awards Director

Samir Khaki, Logistics Director

Samir Khaki, Logistics Director

Charlotte Zhang

Charlotte Zhang, Logistic Director

Thank you to our sponsors:

UnERD Sponsors