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Introduction to the Office of Undergraduate Research

What Is 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 >>

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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!

What’s New

  • WSU Anonymous $34,000 Gift Supports Awards for Undergraduate STEM Researchers

    MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost, 509-335-2321, sanchez@wsu.edu.

    Beverly Makhani, director of communications and marketing, WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement, 509-432-3430, makhani@wsu.edu.

    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 …

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  • WSU Awards Auvil, Carson, LSAMP, Other Fellowships to 32 Undergraduate Researchers for 2020-21

    MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost, 509-335-2321, sanchez@wsu.edu.

    Beverly Makhani, director of communications and marketing, WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement, 509-432-3430, makhani@wsu.edu.

    PULLMAN, Wash.–The Office of Undergraduate Research at Washington State University has named 32 students as recipients of nearly $50,000 in awards in support of their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities for the 2020-21 academic year, Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost said.

    Students received 10 Auvil Scholars Fellowship awards, three Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research awards, four WSU LSAMP Research awards, and 15 general undergraduate research awards. All are students at Pullman … » More …

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Why & When to Get Involved?

A student standing with her research mentor in the lab.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.

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How Do I Get Started?

A student standing with her research mentor in the lab.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.

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Receive Credit &/or Funding

An undergraduate researcher receiving a monetary award at SURCA.Numerous resources are available to WSU undergraduates to support and/or recognize your research efforts.

Learn more about receiving credit or funding >>

Share Your Work & Results

Undergraduate researchers presenting their work at SURCA.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.

Learn more on sharing your work >>