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Office of Undergraduate Research

At the UW, undergraduates are an integral part of our research community. The Office of Undergraduate Research provides resources and opportunities to support students, mentors, and staff across all disciplines to support the creation of transformative research experiences.

Our Mission, Vision, & Values

Research shapes our future

Undergraduate researchers are at the heart of discovery at UW.

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Gain one-on-one advising from our team. From getting started, to using your research toward your future.

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Learn how to get started in your search for a research opportunity.

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Browse through research opportunities available on campus and beyond.


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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Research Spotlight and News

A boundless connection

June 8, 2024 // For Kavin “Ken” Srinakarin, ’24, it all began in the Forest Club Room of Anderson Hall. Amid the serenity of evergreens, he and his fellow research assistants at the Human Interaction with Nature and Technological Systems (HINTS) Lab gathered every Friday to discuss scales, factor analysis and connect through shared experiences in nature.
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Arts, humanities and sciences unite at 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 8, 2024 // The 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium showcased a diverse array of more than 1,200 student presenters, including nearly 200 UW Honors Program students, representing an impressive spectrum of majors, research projects, fellowship and scholarship awardees.
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Innovation revealed at the 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 8, 2024 // On May 17, over 1,200 undergraduates will present cutting-edge research and scholarship at the 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, a signature event for the University of Washington.
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Honorees announced for 2024 undergraduate research recognition awards

May 2, 2024 // The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the 27 students who received Population Health Recognition Awards as part of their participation in the 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
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Bitaniya Giday, UW junior, scholar, community organizer and poet, selected as Truman Scholar

April 12, 2024 // When University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce, Provost Tricia Serio and Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor appeared in the Zoom room of Bitaniya Giday’s African American studies class, Giday was confused and even wondered if she was in trouble for something.
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