Undergraduate Research at WSU Tri-Cities

Learn While Doing

WSU Tri-Cities is the Northwest’s leading “Learn while Doing” campus that focuses on developing career-prepared graduates and offer collaborations with the nation’s top-performing laboratories. Undergraduate research opportunities are available in many fields of study and majors. WSU Tri-Cities embraces a hands-on approach to learning. The classroom doors are opened and students work alongside world-class faculty, collaborate with innovative research labs and network with internationally-known companies to solve complex problems, develop cutting edge technology and discover their career path.

Meet Melanie

Melanie Ford, a sophomore viticulture and enology, is working on ways to overcome climate change. She spent the last several years studying its effects on ecosystems in New Zealand cave environments. At WSU Tri-Cities, she researches climate change’s impacts on Washington agriculture, specifically wine and table grapes. She was recently honored with the Washington Campus Compact Presidents’ Award as part of the statewide Students Serving Washington Awards program. Read more…

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

As an undergraduate student, you can conduct research with WSU faculty mentors to create new knowledge, or add to the existing knowledge of your field. When we say “research,” we don’t mean just activities conducted in labcoats. It’s much broader than that. It’s “research, scholarship, and creative activity.”

Streamed live on Oct 13, 2016

Each semester the campus showcases student research and capstone projects. Faculty and students from across all disciplines present their posters, papers, and art work. The public is always invited to hear the presentations, explore the topics, ask questions and give feedback.

This event will showcase undergraduate semester projects, capstone projects, independent research studies, service learning projects, internship outcomes, and fine arts works, and it is an excellent opportunity for students to practice communicating their research, scholarship, and creative works to a varied audience.

The event is free and open to the public.
Learn more about the Undergraduate Research Symposium and Art Exhibition here.

Each summer, the Chancellor awards three undergraduate students $3,000 each to work closely with a WSU Tri-Cities faculty member to conduct cutting-edge research.

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Kathleen McAteerVice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs; Associate Professor (Career Track), BiologyFloyd 263E509-372-7371
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