Prospective Students & Families
There are many reasons to choose Washington State University, but one is the opportunity for undergraduate students to engage with mentors in research, scholarship, or creative activities.
Explore these pages to learn more about how you might contribute to the discoveries taking place at WSU—these opportunities are yours!
Opportunities at WSU
Work with a WSU Research Mentor
Picture yourself engaging in world-class research, scholarship, and creative activities at a top research university(tooltip: Tier 1 Research University Status|WSU is among fewer than 3% of U.S. universities that qualify for the Carnegie Foundation’s “very high research activity” classification.) side by side with WSU researchers. Our getting started page will show you how to begin.
Apply for Undergraduate Research Awards
See yourself among the winners of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research. We provide several scholarships that are designed to support undergraduate students who engage in research at WSU.
Learn about Research from Peer Mentors
Meet our Undergraduate Research Peer Mentors. They use their experience and expertise to help you answer any questions you may have. You could someday become a peer mentor yourself and help other students launch their undergraduate research career.
Present at Conferences
Imagine yourself presenting at a regional, national, or international meeting in your field. Our news section has some stories in it about students who did just that.
Count on Us!
Know that the Office of Undergraduate Research is here to support you. We specialize in helping undergraduates learn about and get involved in research.
Share Your Research at SURCA
Check out the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA). It is WSU’s premier annual event where student researchers from all majors disseminate the results of their work to the public and are eligible for awards.
Apply to Research Programs
Apply to the Research Scholars or STARS (molecular biosciences) programs as a new, incoming freshman student. These programs will put you on the fast-track to engaging in undergraduate research in science, technology, engineering, and math at WSU.