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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement Office of Undergraduate Research

Prospective Students & Families

Explore these pages to learn more about how you might contribute to the discoveries taking place at WSU—these opportunities are yours!

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 our latest round of winners in the story linked below.

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. Check out these stories about WSU students who did exactly 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.