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!

Opportunities 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.

Work with a WSU Research Mentor

Picture yourself engaging in world-class research, scholarship, and creative activities at WSU, 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.

Apply to Research Programs

Apply to the Research Scholars or STARS (molecular biosciences) programs as a new, incoming first-year student. These programs will put you on the fast-track to engaging in undergraduate research in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields at WSU.

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.

Present at Conferences

Imagine yourself presenting at a regional, national, or international meeting in your field. Our news section has some stories 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 with a faculty mentor.