The NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) is a financial award that allows outstanding undergraduate students to work with a faculty member in an academic research environment for a semester.

USRA recipients take part in a research project in an area of Computer Science, under the direction and guidance of a supervisor. The type of work will vary depending on the supervisor, the project, and the student's background. 

If you are interested in exploring the research side of academic life or if your goal is graduate studies in a field related to Computer Science,, the experience of an NSERC USRA could be very helpful.