For Current WSU Students
Looking for summer undergraduate research opportunities? Check out these resources to find the research project that fits you best:
- NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): the National Science Foundation maintains a database of the large number of research projects it funds through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. You can search the database by subject area to find and examine opportunities and learn about who you must contact to apply to the REU that interests you. NOTE: WSU hosts its own REU, USDA, and faculty-funded projects in summers; check with principle investigators if you are interested and feel you are eligible.
- Pathways to Science: this research opportunity posting board includes a database of paid summer research and internships for undergraduate students as well as helpful advice on how to find and apply to research programs.
- Continue work with your mentor at WSU: if you are already busy on projects with a mentor, just ask if there are opportunities for you to remain involved over the summer session.
For Students from Other Institutions Participating in WSU Summer Research Programs
Expand your résumé at Washington State!
Participate in summer research programs hosted by WSU faculty and funded by NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), USDA, and faculty grants. There are projects at the main campus in Pullman as well as at urban campus locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. You will:
- Conduct research in cutting-edge facilities
- Be mentored by award-winning professors
- Receive a generous stipend that covers many expenses
- Showcase your work to the public at an end-of-program poster symposium
- Expand your personal and professional network
How Do I Join the Program?
You must apply directly to the specific program that interests you. Summer research programs for 2016 are listed below.
Summer 2016 Research Programs
Here are key research projects involving undergraduates that were conducted last summer:
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change: Measurements and Modeling in the Pacific Northwest
(Laboratory for Atmospheric Research/Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Contact: Shelley Pressley
Gerontechnology-focused Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (GSUR)
(Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Psychology)
Contact: Diane Cook and Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Columbia River Basin: Integrating Terrestrial and Aquatic Perspectives
(School of the Environment, WSU Vancouver)
Contact: Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens
Plant Genomics and Biotechnology
(Dept. of Horticulture)
Contact: Amit Dhingra
USPRISM: U.S.-Scotland Program for Research on Integration of Renewable Energy Resources and SMart Grid
(School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Contact: Ali Mehrizi-Sani