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WSU Undergraduate Education Office of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Mentoring in Smith CUE 403

Note: Peer Mentors are gone for the summer! Interested in being a peer mentor for 2017-2018? The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking undergraduate students with research experience to serve as Peer Mentor Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year. Contact us for more information! (ug.research@wsu.edu)

Do you have questions about conducting research as an undergraduate? Ask experts who are undergraduates themselves! These peer mentors, who are currently working on their own research projects, have made themselves available to answer your questions about the research process.

They have the experience and training to answer questions such as:

  • “How do I get started with my research?”
  • “Will I get paid to work on research, or am I eligible for a special scholarship?”
  • “How do I find a faculty mentor who will oversee and guide my work and training?”

Appointments are held in CUE 403.

NOTE: Mentors are not available during WSU breaks, WSU holidays, Dead Weeks, or Finals Weeks. Be sure to double check the WSU website to confirm these dates.

Schedule an appointment online todayBefore scheduling an appointment, be sure to take a look at our peer mentors who are available to help. Find one who most correlates with your research interests to schedule your appointment with.

Meet Our Peer Mentors

  • Mary Boege

    Hometown: Iowa

    Major: Biology

    Previous Major: Psychology

    Interesting Fact: I am a diehard Iowa Hawkeye fan. The happiest day of my life was when I saw Kirk Ferentz, the Iowa head football coach.

    Research Programs: Research Experience for Undergraduates at Washington State University, Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) – Crimson Award winner.

  • Irfan Hossain

    Hometown: Richland, WA

    Major: Computer Engineering and Neuroscience

    Minor: Math and Computer Science

    Interesting Fact: I once won Mr. Congeniality

    Research Programs: Jun Xu Lab and Bert Tanner Lab at WSU, Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA)

  • Keesha Matz

    Hometown: Chehalis, WA

    Major: Microbiology

    Interesting Fact: I enjoy traveling and adventuring in the outdoors including backpacking, bicycle touring, scuba diving, mountain climbing and kayaking

    Research Programs: Undergraduate Research focused on virology at Washington State University within the SMB Students Targeted towards Advanced Research Studies (STARS) program. Presentations of research at: WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA), Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), and the American Society for Microbiology National Conference.

  • Sydney Roberts

    Hometown: Sumner, WA

    Major: Neuroscience

    Minor: Biology and Psychology

    Interesting Fact: I have swum with sharks in the Galapagos Islands

    Research Programs: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Research Skills Short Course

  • Oscar Ulloa

    Hometown: Vancouver, WA

    Major: Food Science

    Interesting Fact: Born in Honduras on Friday the 13th

    Research Programs: I haven’t been a part of any research programs yet. But I have carried out research projects under faculty from the food science department. I will however, participate in SURCA this spring 2017.

Schedule an appointment online todayBefore scheduling an appointment, be sure to take a look at our peer mentors who are available to help. Find one who most correlates with your research interests to schedule your appointment with.