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WSU Anonymous $34,000 Gift Supports Awards for Undergraduate STEM Researchers

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost, 509-335-2321, sanchez@wsu.edu.

Beverly Makhani, director of communications and marketing, WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement, 509-432-3430, makhani@wsu.edu.

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.

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WSU Awards Auvil, Carson, LSAMP, Other Fellowships to 32 Undergraduate Researchers for 2020-21

A faculty mentor points at a result in an undergraduate researcher's laboratory notebook.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost, 509-335-2321, sanchez@wsu.edu.

Beverly Makhani, director of communications and marketing, WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement, 509-432-3430, makhani@wsu.edu.

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Office of Undergraduate Research at Washington State University has named 32 students as recipients of nearly $50,000 in awards in support of their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities for the 2020-21 academic year, Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost said.

Students received 10 Auvil Scholars Fellowship awards, three Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research awards, four WSU LSAMP Research awards, and 15 general undergraduate research awards. All are students at Pullman with around 20 majors across STEM and non-STEM fields. Awardees include five sophomores, 13 juniors, and 14 seniors; 18 females and 14 males; and, nine first-generation students. Thirteen recipients are members of the WSU Honors College.

“This is the largest number of students receiving awards in many years,” said Mary Sanchez Lanier, WSU assistant vice provost. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA) in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.

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Undergraduate Research Award Applications Open through Feb. 15, 2020

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, director of the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-0014, UG.research@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University students can apply online now through Feb. 15 for awards to support their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities in academic year 2020-21, announced Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.

“Thanks to the vision of generous donors, recipients of these awards—students from all majors and campuses—can afford to spend more time concentrating on their research efforts rather than having to work at a job,” said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA).

Four types of awards are offered. Two are presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research, one is from the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and another is awarded by WSU LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation), an NSF-funded program for underrepresented minority students in STEM majors.

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Undergraduate Researcher Kristian Gubsch Receives Distinguished Scholarship to Fund Graduate Education

Kristian Gubsch is one of 46 American students to receive A Marshall Scholarship for 2020, and is the only recipient from Washington and the Pacific Northwest.PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University chemical engineering senior Kristian Gubsch is headed in the fall to the United Kingdom’s University of Sheffield as WSU’s first recipient of a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study.

Gubsch has participated in undergraduate research since his freshman year on topics related to his career goals, and, in addition to numerous scholarships, has received three prestigious, nationally competitive awards to support his education.

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WSU Undergraduates Land 14 Auvil, Carson Research Awards

Additional Media Contact: Shelley Pressley, Director of the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-0014, ug.research@wsu.edu

Pullman, Wash.—The Office of Undergraduate Research at Washington State University has named 14 students as recipients of awards in support of their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities for the 2019-20 academic year.

Twelve students received Auvil Scholars Fellowship awards, and two Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research awards. One awardee is a student at WSU Spokane; the others are at Pullman. Their majors cover STEM and non-STEM fields.

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

Additional Media Contact: Shelley Pressley, Director of the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-0014, ug.research@wsu.edu

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

Additional Media Contacts: 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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