Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement Office of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Researcher Kristian Gubsch Receives Distinguished Scholarship to Fund Graduate Education

Kristian Gubsch is one of 46 American students to receive A Marshall Scholarship for 2020, and is the only recipient from Washington and the Pacific Northwest.PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University chemical engineering senior Kristian Gubsch is headed in the fall to the United Kingdom’s University of Sheffield as WSU’s first recipient of a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study.

Gubsch has participated in undergraduate research since his freshman year on topics related to his career goals, and, in addition to numerous scholarships, has received three prestigious, nationally competitive awards to support his education.

» More …

WSU Undergraduates Land 14 Auvil, Carson Research Awards

Additional Media Contact: Shelley Pressley, Director of the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-0014, ug.research@wsu.edu

Pullman, Wash.—The Office of Undergraduate Research at Washington State University has named 14 students as recipients of awards in support of their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities for the 2019-20 academic year.

Twelve students received Auvil Scholars Fellowship awards, and two Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research awards. One awardee is a student at WSU Spokane; the others are at Pullman. Their majors cover STEM and non-STEM fields.

» More …

Anonymous Gift Boosts Scholarships for WSU STEM Students

Additional Media Contacts: Shelley Pressley, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, spressley@wsu.edu

Mary Sanchez Lanier, Assistant Vice Provost, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-2320, sanchez@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—A recent $15,000 gift from an anonymous donor has increased scholarship funding available from the Office of Undergraduate Research for Washington State University students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

According to Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost, the funds will be distributed in fall 2018 and will impact three main areas of need. » More …

WSU Office of Undergraduate Research announces awards for 28 WSU students

CONTACT: Shelley Pressley, director, Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, spressley@wsu.edu

Updated on 8-20-18.

PULLMAN, Wash.—The Washington State University Office of Undergraduate Research has announced that scholarships have been awarded to 28 students pursuing research with a mentor in the coming 2018-19 academic year.

Each student received either a Carson or an Auvil award to support research, scholarly activity, or creative projects that advance or create new knowledge in a specific field.

» More …

WSU Students Receive 27 Carson and Auvil Awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, spressley

Emma Epperly, Communications and Marketing Associate, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458, emmaepperly@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

Recipients of Carson and Auvil awards will work with faculty mentors throughout the 2017-18 academic year on research, scholarly, and creative projects, advancing or creating new knowledge in a specific field.

“Awards are typically $1,000 and help to ease financial stress, so students can focus more on their research,” said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “We are fortunate to have generous alumni and friends whose gifts make these awards possible.”

» More …

From the Provost’s Office: Undergraduate research, a WSU hallmark

Providing opportunities to participate in research and creative activities marks a fundamental aspect of WSU’s commitment to provide undergraduate students with a truly transformational college experience.

Hundreds of our world-class faculty members mentor undergraduate students to offer an experience few institutions can match. Students benefit from these hands-on lessons in numerous ways: working in teams, creative problem solving, exploring potential careers, mentorship from faculty members, and better understanding of others’ research.

» More …

Three WSU undergraduate researchers win awards at ABRCMS conference for minority students

MEDIA: Mary Sánchez Lanier, WSU Assistant Vice Provost, 509-335-2320, sanchez@wsu.edu

Kay Brothers, Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 509-335-9376, brothers@vetmed.wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University undergraduates Marleny Garcia, Carlie Knox, and Collin Warrick won national awards for outstanding presentations at the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Nov. 12 in Tampa, Fla.

ABRCMS is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities; students present work they have done in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. It is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences. This year, 1,850 students were chosen to present research in 12 scientific disciplines, attend workshops, and meet representatives from universities and businesses. Award winners received cash prizes and special acknowledgements at a closing dinner. Photo of Warrick, Knox, and Garcia posing with their awards

» More …

25 WSU Undergraduates receive awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, spressley@wsu

Emma Epperly, Communications and Marketing Junior Assistant, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458, emmaepperly@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Twenty-five Washington State University students at Pullman, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

These students will work with faculty mentors throughout the 2016-17 academic year on research, scholarly, and creative projects, advancing or creating new knowledge in a specific field, said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.

» More …

WSU information sessions for undergraduate research set for Oct. 12 and 13

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-5488, spressley@wsu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University’s Office of Undergraduate Research will hold two information sessions Oct. 12 and 13, Tuesday and Wednesday, to introduce students to the opportunities available to them on campus, said Shelley Pressley, director.

Everyone is welcome at the free sessions which are both scheduled from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on those days, in room 405 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education. No registration is required.

» More …

WSU student researcher Luis Cortez brings back award from Gordon Research Conference

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-5488, spressley@wsu.edu

Emma Epperly, Communications and Marketing Junior Assistant, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458, UCHCCommMar.5@wsu.edu

Read our previous article from 05-06-2016 about Luis’ invitation to present at the Gordon Conference.

PULLMAN, Wash.—Luis Cortez researches a family of enzymes (APOBEC) that exist in mammalian cells and damage viruses that have invaded the cell as part of an innate immune response. As an undergraduate Cortez received support from the Office of Undergraduate Research among other organizations to attend the Gordon Research Symposium on mechanisms of mutagenesis and genome alterations in Girona, Spain. The symposium is for young researchers, and is part of the prestigious Gordon Research Conference.

Cortez attended the symposium and conference in early June 2016, just weeks following his undergraduate graduation. He gave an oral presentation on his research at the symposium and also presented a poster during the symposium and the conference. He won an outstanding research poster award for his poster presentation— one of just six awarded.

» More …