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 Undergraduate Research Award Applications Open Through March 5, 2021
PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University students can apply online now through March 5, 2021 for a variety of awards to support their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities in academic year 2021-22, said Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost.
“Thanks to the vision of generous donors and other funding, recipients of these awards—students from all majors and campuses—can afford to spend more time concentrating on their research efforts rather than having to work at a job,” she said.
Five types of awards are available this year. Two are presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research in the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement, … » More …Read Story
WSU Students Land Awards at ABRCMS Multicultural STEM Conference
PULLMAN, Wash. — Two Washington State University seniors received awards for their undergraduate research presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) on Nov. 13.
Jenna Pederson, a general studies in biological sciences major from Silverdale, received one of 13 awards in the physiology and pharmacology category, which was sponsored by Merck & Co. and the Society for Leukocyte Biology. Her research project is titled, “Can Human Pain be Modeled in a Rat?” Her WSU faculty mentor is Rebecca Craft.
Ezra Mead, a genetics and cell biology major from Olympia, received an award in the category of immunology, sponsored by the American … » 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.