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Summer Research Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

Two WSU NSF-sponsored Undergraduate Summer Research Programs Move Ahead Despite Pandemic Challenges

Screenshot of a Zoom meeting from the orientation event for summer 2020 REU students.

Friday Public Research Presentations Online

MEDIA CONTACTS: Hassan Ghasemzadeh, NSF REU Principal Investigator, associate professor of computer science, 509-335-8260,

Larry Holder, NSF REU Principal Investigator, professor of computer science, 509-335-6138,

Beverly Makhani, director of marketing and communications, WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA), 509-432-3430,

PULLMAN, Wash.—Despite in-person restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, two National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored research programs for undergraduates went forward at WSU this summer and welcomed 16 students from 15 universities—online.

Both are in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. They are: Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Training in Wearable Computing,” led by Hassan Ghasemzadeh, associate professor; and, Undergraduate Research in Smart Environments,” led by Larry Holder, professor. In addition to these principal investigators, several faculty serve as mentors, supported by graduate assistants.

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