By Madeline Neigel, Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Wearable computing, crop resiliency, and atmospheric chemistry will be some of the topics addressed in project posters at the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at Washington State University on Fri., July 29.

An overhead shot of a previous Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium highlights the work of students from WSU and other universities around the country.

The event runs from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the atrium of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) in Pullman. The public is invited to the no-cost presentations.

This annual event highlights the work of more than 50 students from universities across the country such as The Ohio State University, Cornell University, Arizona State University, Heritage University, and others, including WSU.

The students spent the summer conducting research with STEM faculty and their teams, and the symposium allows them to disseminate their work and findings to the broader community.  Their work is supported by grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation or other large groups, as well as professors’ grants.

The general research topics and the principal investigators hosting students this year are:

  • “Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change: Measurements and Modeling in the Pacific Northwest,” led by Shelley Pressley
  • “Bartley Lab,” led by Laura Bartley
  • “Research Experiences for Undergraduates on HPC and Deep Learning,” led by Dingwen Tao
  • “Improving Crop Resiliency: Agriculture in Changing Climate,” led by Andrei Smertenko
  • “Plant Cell Biology and Biochemistry,” led by Andrei Smertenko
  • “REEU: Phenomics Big Data Management,” led by Sindhuja Sankaran
  • “REEU: Sustainable High-value Horticulture and Processing,” led by Doug Collins
  • “RISE (Research in Interdisciplinary STEM Education),” led by Erika Offerdahl
  • “Stakeholder Informed Modeling of Innovations in the FEW,” led by Julie Padowski
  • “Waves in the Universe and Technology,” led by Brian Collins
  • “Wearable Computing,” led by Hassan Ghasemzadeh

Media contacts: Jeremy Lessmann, , Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-0014,

Jaclyn Gotch, Program Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-0014,

Madeline Neigel, Senior Assistant, DAESA Marketing and Communications, 509-432-3430,