The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program helps students learn what the world of academia and research is like. Students who do research learn that there is no right or easy answer. They gain ownership in an individual project and are given freedom to explore tangents.
Students participating in REU receive a stipend as well as support through on-campus housing and travel expenses while having the opportunity to participate in a faculty-directed research project.
WSU students in all majors and from all backgrounds can be undergraduate researchers who contribute something new to their field.