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PULLMAN, Wash.—A recent anonymous gift of $34,000 to Washington State University’s Office of Undergraduate Research will fund scholarships for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors who are engaged in mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities, Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost, said.
Without such awards, some of our students might not have the time to engage in mentored research because they otherwise need to seek, and devote time to, external jobs to meet financial obligations associated with college attendance, she said.
“We are very grateful to this generous donor for supporting STEM students and recognizing that undergraduate research is an important activity that adds great value to every student’s education,” she said.