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.


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. One-hour-long slots in Spring 2015 are set for:

  • Tuesdays at both 9 and Noon
  • Wednesdays at 3
  • Thursdays at 11

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

RSSC 2015: Aug. 18-20

Research Skills Short Course applications are open through July 6, 2015.

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

SURCA 2015: March 30

Student signups are closed.

Judge signups

Poster-making workshops:

3-2: 6-7 p.m., CUE 405

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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