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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

  • Applications Open for Undergraduate Research Awards for 2022-23

    PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University undergraduate students can apply online now through Jan. 21, 2022 for seven awards totaling over $50,000 to support mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities in academic year 2022-23, said Mary Sánchez Lanier, assistant vice provost.

    “Thanks to the vision of generous donors and other funding for seven awards, students from all majors and campuses can become recipients,” she said.

    “Engaging in undergraduate research gives awardees high-impact, hands-on learning experiences. It also allows them to spend more time concentrating on their research efforts rather than having to work at a job, for example.”

    A variety of awards are available this year. … » More …

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  • WSU Emeritus Society Announces Five Undergraduate Research Awards, Two Grants

    PULLMAN, Wash.—The Washington State University Emeritus Society of retired faculty members has selected seven students to receive awards and grants to support their undergraduate research efforts, group spokesman Tom Brigham said.

    “As retired faculty from disciplines across the university, we feel it’s important to do what we can to encourage students’ research, scholarship, and creative activities,” said Brigham. “This allows us to contribute to the continued advancement of WSU, our community, and the state.

    “We are very honored to present awards to undergraduate researchers in five categories, and our new arts and humanities grant to our first two awardees.”

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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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