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Applications Open for 2019-20 Undergraduate Research Awards til Feb. 15

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University students can apply online now for awards to support their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities in academic year 2019-20, announced Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.

“Students from all majors on all WSU campuses are eligible for the awards,” she said. “Thanks to the vision of generous donors, award recipients can afford to spend time concentrating on their research efforts rather than having to work at a job.” » More …

Anonymous Gift Boosts Scholarships for WSU STEM Students

CONTACT: 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.

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WSU undergraduates land 44 awards at SURCA 2018 on April 2

Of the 256 Washington State University students accepted to present 213 posters at the seventh annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) event April 2, 54 took home 44 awards for their top presentations across eight categories.

At this WSU-wide venue for students from all majors, there were 20 winners of 17 $300 crimson awards, the highest possible; 27 winners of 20 $200 gray awards, the second-highest; 6 winners of 6 $100 novice awards, for students with up to two semesters of research work and who show exceptional promise; and, 1 recipient of 1 $100 early career award, given to freshmen and sophomores only. » More …

UNIV 199 Research Intro Course Rescheduled for Jan 20-21

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

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University students in Pullman who have thought of starting undergraduate research can sign up for UNIV 199, a one-credit, one-weekend course. The course has been rescheduled for Jan. 20-21 and will be held in SPARK G10..

The course was originally scheduled for Jan. 6-7. Those enrolled in the Jan. 6-7 session were notified and given first priority to register for the rescheduled class.

“Introduction to Directed Research” will be taught by Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, and several student peer mentors already involved in mentored research, scholarship, and creative activity. Additional lab tours will be scheduled during the first two weeks of spring semester for those enrolled in the mini session.

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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.”

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Cougs Lead Awards go to URC’s Armstrong and Dahmen

Maddie Armstrong (left), Undergraduate Research Club (URC) Vice President, and Jordana Dahmen (right), URC President, received the President’s Award for Leadership from Washington State University.

The Center for Civic Engagement and Student Involvement partners with Cougs LEAD (Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction) to present this award. The award is given to students who show exceptional leadership and service to the university and community.

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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.

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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

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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.

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