Through a highly competitive process, MITACS ACCELERATE CANADA program has provided $15,000 for our graduate student Guan-Lu Zhang to undertake an applied research project at Dynacon, Inc.—a company headed by Dr. Reda Fayek, based in Mississauga, ON. Guan-Lu’s research internship will be under the supervision and guidance of his M.A.Sc. supervisor and Mechanical Engineering Professor Clarence de Silva. It will extend his Master’s research of robotics and control for object handling and manipulation into a specific industrial application. Guan-Lu will receive $10,000 as the stipend for the 4-month internship. The remaining $5,000 will be used by Dr. de Silva to support the research related to the internship. In addition, the Program has provided up to $3,500 for travel expenses of Guan-Lu.