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Three new NSF/REU- and USDA-funded summer research opportunities for undergraduates at WSU

Tina Hilding, Communications Director, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, 509-335-5095, thilding@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Deadlines are March 1, 3 and 10 for undergraduates to apply for three new Washington State University summer research programs that recently received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Jan. 25: Learn about opportunities to dive into research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Unlike classes where there is often a right answer, the summer research program at Washington State University introduces students to a messy world where they have to ask the questions themselves – and where the answers are often unclear.

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host an information session for students in all majors about summer research opportunities for undergraduates at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in CUE 319. Opportunities are available at WSU, throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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U.S. Undergraduates Showcase Summer Research at WSU Poster Event Aug. 2

Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-5443, spressley@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—How does Grandpa remember little details necessary to plan a movie night out with Grandma? What’s the impact on rivers and aquatic creatures when biojet fuel is produced from wood products? What are the nutrient needs of microorganisms whose job is to keep farm soil stable?

These and about 70 more intriguing questions will be answered in person at the Tuesday, Aug. 2 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium from10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Smith CUE Atrium at Washington State University.

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WSU’s July 31, 2015 Symposium Features Work of U.S., International Undergraduate Researchers

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

Beverly Makhani, Director, Communications, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679, mailto:makhani@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—More than 80 students are spending 10 summer weeks at Washington State University campuses to participate in faculty-mentored research. On July 31, their work will be showcased at a poster symposium from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the second-floor atrium of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE). The public is welcome at no charge.

“These undergraduate researchers are from universities as far away as Brazil and Puerto Rico, and North Carolina and Texas, and as close as Oregon and central Washington,” said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. Some WSU students are in the mix, as well.

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