Undergraduate Research Home
Forge ahead into the unknown. WSU students in all majors and from all backgrounds can be undergraduate researchers who contribute something new to their field.
Introduction to the Office of Undergraduate Research
It takes place in all branches of knowledge, whether you are in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, or in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. More >>
Events & Deadlines
Meet with a Peer Mentor
Peer mentors, who are undergraduates currently involved in undergraduate research, are available most weeks to meet with you. They have the experience and training to answer your important questions, such as:
- “How do I get started with my research or creative activity?”
- “Will I get paid for what I’m doing, or am I eligible for a special scholarship?”
- “How do I find the right faculty mentor for me?”
Schedule a meeting with one today!
WSU Lands NIH Grant for Biomedical, Engineering Undergraduate MIRA Program
Sanchez Lanier, Gizerian, Kostyukova co-PIs
PULLMAN, Wash. — A new five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for more than $700,000 will fund a “motivating innovation and research achievement” (MIRA) program for Washington State University underrepresented student researchers in biomedical science and engineering fields, said the three faculty members serving as co-principal investigators.
Financial, Research Benefits to Participants in Cohort
Applications are now open to incoming freshmen interested in the program. Participants in the MIRA program must be accepted into the WSU Honors College, plan to engage in undergraduate research, and have a long-term interest in a … » More …Read Story
WSU Anonymous $34,000 Gift Supports Awards for Undergraduate STEM Researchers
MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost, 509-335-2321, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beverly Makhani, director of communications and marketing, WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement, 509-432-3430, email@example.com.
PULLMAN, Wash.—A recent anonymous gift of $34,000 to Washington State University’s Office of Undergraduate Research will fund scholarships for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors who are engaged in mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities, Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost, said.
Without such awards, some of our students might not have the time to engage in mentored research because they otherwise need to seek, and devote time to, external jobs … » More …Read Story
Why & When to Get Involved?
Regardless of your major, getting involved in research will help you contribute to knowledge in a field, and benefit your intellect, skill set, and career readiness.
How Do I Get Started?
We will show you how to engage with the research going on all around you at WSU. With our assistance, getting started in undergraduate research will be easier than you think.
Receive Credit &/or Funding
Numerous resources are available to WSU undergraduates to support and/or recognize your research efforts.
Share Your Work & Results
Sharing new knowledge with the wider community in your field is essential to the research process. Opportunities abound to disseminate your discoveries both at WSU and beyond.