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Two Students Conducting Summer Research Projects Thanks to NSERC Awards

July 25, 2011

Erik Frenette and Laetitia Wong have each received a $4,500 award allowing them to fund 16-week research projects this summer. These awards are part of the Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The program is meant to stimulate current and recently graduated undergraduate students’ interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering.

Erik Frenette, who will be starting an MSc, Applied Economics option, in fall 2011, is conducting his project under the supervision of Professor Olivier Bahn (Management Sciences) within the Group for Research on Decision Analysis, GERAD. Erik is analyzing the Canadian liquified-gas sector and collecting data for the TIMES-Canada model. He will be learning the basics of this model while working with a team of eight researchers in the field of energy modelling.

BBA student Laetitia Wong is conducting her project under the supervision of Professor Michèle Breton (Management Sciences). She is helping to develop a C++ program for approximating a two-variable function with a polynomial product and for calculating the value of an early-exercise derivative.

Students interested in applying for the next round of these awards, in winter 2012, will find all the details on the application procedure in the HEC Montréal Scholarship Directory.


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