Office of Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Research

The WSU-wide Office of Undergraduate Research guides students from all majors and grades as they seek to "research, conduct scholarship, and pursue creative activities" with mentors.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program Site

Students on campus for WSU-sponsored summer undergraduate research can find more information about their programs and important dates here.


Undergraduates currently involved in research are available for several hours most weeks to mentor you.  They can answer your questions, such as "How do I get started?," "Will I get paid or am I eligible for a special scholarship?," and "How do I find a faculty mentor?"

No appointments are necessary to meet with peer mentors in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) 403

  • Mondays 2:10 - 3 pm
  • Tuesdays 3:10 - 4 pm
  • Thursdays 12:10 - 1pm

Emailing them is another good way to reach them. Read their bios and get their contact information on the Peer Mentoring webpage.

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.

What's New

Summer 2016 Research Program Information

WSU Vancouver summer researchers "get feet wet"

Read The Columbian newspaper story (link from Summer Research page)

Summer Research Symposium July 31

This summer poster event featured posters from more than 70 undergraduates from the nation's universities who spent 10 or more weeks at WSU this summer doing research with faculty mentors.  A keynote address opened the Symposium, presented by Lori Carris, WSU Graduate School associate dean and associate professor of plant pathology. More>>

RSSC 2015: Aug. 18-20

Research Skills Short Course gives transfer students insights during Week of Welcome

Researcher Lands Award

WSU senior Floricel Gonzalez lands national award at 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Read Yakima Herald-Republic story on Floricel

Remembering 2014 Summer Research and REUs

Undergraduates Cool Down Computers More>>

Dhingra Plants Seeds for Undergraduate Research More>>

WSU Hosts Eight Summer Research Programs for Undergraduates More>>

Magazine Feature

"A Summer of Research" (Washington State Magazine, Winter 2012)

This feature by science writer Eric Sorensen describes what it's like to be an undergraduate researcher at WSU.

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