Our mission is to promote transformational student learning by encouraging, supporting, and celebrating undergraduate participation in research, scholarship, and creative activities across all disciplines. To achieve this, we offer services and support programming and events that facilitate research opportunities and experiences for WSU undergraduates in all majors and years in college.
- The Office of Undergraduate Research helps WSU undergraduate students get started in research with advice from our peer mentors and the insights shared in our Introduction to Directed Research course.
- We provide two annual opportunities for students to share their research with the university community and beyond. These opportunities include the spring Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities and Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
- Our office encourages our students to share their work nationally and internationally at professional conferences and meetings, and provides support through travel awards.
- We support student research through Undergraduate Research awards.
- We support the efforts of faculty to secure research funding, such as the submission of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site proposals to the National Science Foundation.
The Office of Undergraduate Research is part of the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA). DAESA is located in, and supported by, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. DAESA operates under the direction of the Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement.