Program provides research opportunities, says student

If you’re interested in conducting research, it’s key to pick a school that gives you the opportunity to get involved from the start, says Eric Parker.

The fourth-year electrical and computer engineering student spoke about his experiences with UWindsor’s Outstanding Scholars program for an article in the Huffington Post about research opportunities at the undergraduate level.

“Research opportunities can be rare for undergraduate students, so when I heard about a program that allowed me choice over my research interests and paid me to do it, I was certainly intrigued,” Parker says.

His projects included developing a hybrid for mobile applications that communicate with Bluetooth multi-sensors, using very powerful circuit simulation software, and designing and building autonomous drones.

The article, entitled “How to become a paid researcher by age 19,” highlights his experiences as providing practical skills valued in the job market. Read it in the publication’s “Campus Rankings” blog.