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Make the most out of your summer
Engage in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities!

Summer Undergraduate Research Programming at Washington State University

Summer is a great time to embrace the opportunity to engage in a hands-on, transformative undergraduate research experience in the field you are studying. The Washington State University Office of Undergraduate Rearch supports both current WSU undergraduate students and students visiting WSU from other universities and colleges as they make the most of their summer by focusing it on research and the enriching learning, professional growth, and opportunities it provides.

Explore Your Options

Current WSU Students  

There are countless opportunities both at WSU and beyond to engage in undergraduate research over the summer.

Some summer undergraduate research projects provide financial support for the students they accept. Get started by delving into our guidance for finding the right opportunity for you!

Students Visiting WSU from Other Institutions

Each summer, WSU invites students from other universities to work firsthand with our faculty that make WSU a leading research institution in the United States.

Undergraduate research opportunities for visiting students include programs funded by NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), USDA-NIFA, and faculty grants.

Upcoming Events

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Summer 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium:
Friday, August 4

On the final day of the WSU-hosted Summer Undergraduate Research program, about 80 students from 50 universities, including WSU, shared their mentored summer research results at a poster event. The symposium also featured a welcome and keynote address at 9:00 a.m. held in-person in CUE 403 and on Zoom.