Our mission is to promote transformational student learning by encouraging, supporting, and celebrating undergraduate participation in research, scholarship, and creative activities. To achieve this mission, we conduct programs and events that facilitate research opportunities and experiences for WSU undergraduates in all majors and class levels.
- The Office of Undergraduate Research helps WSU undergraduate students get started in research through the work of our peer mentors and the insights taught in our Introduction to Directed Research course.
- We provide two annual, singular 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 Research symposium.
- Our office tangibly encourages our students to share their work nationally and internationally at professional conferences and meetings through our travel awards.
- We materially support student research through the awarding of Undergraduate Research scholarships.
- Our staff supports the efforts of faculty to secure research funding, including 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.