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WSU Undergraduate Research Summer Research at Washington State

Overview of Opportunities for Students


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 are listed below.

Summer 2017 Research Programs

Here are key research projects planned for summer 2017 that will involve undergraduates: