MEDIA CONTACT: Shelley Pressley, Director, WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-5443, spressley@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash. – Climate change, smart environments, biofuels, plant genomics, and more are topics to be featured at the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at Washington State University, with poster presentations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fri., Aug. 3 in the Smith CUE Atrium.

Immediately preceding that poster session will be a keynote presentation at 9 a.m. in nearby Smith CUE 203 by Michael P. Wolcott, WSU Regents Professor of civil and environmental engineering, and associate vice president for research. Both events are open to the public at no charge.

The symposium is an annual event that highlights the summer work of students from dozens of U.S. universities, including WSU. They applied to spend the summer working on research projects with WSU faculty. Funding to support the students and their efforts came from the NSF, USDA, ASPET, other grants, and WSU.

“The important contributions of these hard-working students has a direct impact on our leading Research-1 university,” said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “We are looking forward to seeing results of their efforts at the 2018 symposium, and hearing about their time at WSU.”

The summer symposium is organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education, on behalf of the many programs and professors hosting the students.

An online copy of the abstract book for the symposium will be on that site the week of July 30, ahead of the symposium.