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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

  • Undergraduate Research Award Applications Open for 2023-24

    PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University undergraduate students can apply online now through Jan. 20, 2023 for any of seven awards to support their mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities in academic year 2023-24.

    A variety of awards are available to all students. Three are presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research in the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA). Others are from the WSU LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) program, the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and the Team Mentoring Program (TMP). A grant for research into arts and humanities topics is available from the WSU Emeritus Society.

    Students must … » More …

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  • WSU Undergraduate Research Presents Awards to Garza, Herron, Rieck

    PULLMAN, Wash.—The Washington State University Office of Undergraduate Research presented its annual Recognition of Excellence in Support of Undergraduate Research Awards to Javier Garza, Bryan Herron, and Daniel Rieck for 2022. They were recognized at the April 14 Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA) annual awards event.

    The award honors those who support undergraduate research programming and students in unique and important ways. The awardees were credited with making tremendous impacts as individuals and as a team, for providing wide-ranging and highly skilled technological and website support to undergraduate-research efforts, and for providing detailed and ever-evolving professional assistance in multiple … » 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.

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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.

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