Summer Research Programs
Expand your résumé at Washington State University! Participate in summer research programs hosted by mentoring WSU faculty and funded by NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), USDA-NIFA, and faculty grants.
There are projects in summer 2021 at the main campus in Pullman, Wash. in the Pacific Northwest. Some projects will be in-person and some will have hybrid formats with possible in-person plus virtual elements due to COVID-19 pandemic considerations. For all projects, you will:
- Conduct research to add to knowledge on the project and in the discipline
- Be mentored by award-winning professors and work with top research assistants
- Receive a generous stipend that covers many expenses
- Share your work with other researchers as well as the public at end-of-program symposia
- Discover the personal and professional value of networking
How Do I Join the Program?
You must apply well in advance and directly to the specific program that interests you. Summer research programs for 2021 are listed below.
Summer 2021 Research Programs
Programs with a Virtual Format
The following programs will be conducted using a virtual, remote format for summer 2021.
- Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Training in Wearable Computing in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Contact: Hassan Ghasemzadeh
- Stakeholder Informed Modeling of Innovations in the FEW in the Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach. Contact: Julie Padowski
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates on HPC and Deep Learning in WSU Computer Science. Contact: Dingwen Tao
- Research in Interdisciplinary STEM Education (RISE)
Contact: Erika Offerdahl
Programs with an In-person or Hybrid Format
The following programs will host students on the Pullman or, as noted, may have a hybrid format with in-person plus virtual/remote options.
- Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change: Measurements and Modeling in the Pacific Northwest in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Contact: Shelley Pressley
- Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) in A WSU-led public/private biofuels project. Contact: Shelley Pressley
- Phenomics Big Data Management in Phenomics Data Integration and Analytics in Crop Improvement (in-person and remote). Contact: Sindhuja Sankaran
- Plant Cell Biology and Biochemistry in the Institute of Biological Chemistry. Contact: Andrei Smertenko
- Waves in the Universe and Technology in the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. Contact: Brian Collins
- Transcriptional Regulators of Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis in the Institute of Biological Chemistry. Contact: Laura Bartley