Research your interests

Get hands-on experience with your passion.

At WSU Vancouver, students—graduates and undergraduates alike—are assisting faculty with research, showcasing their own projects and competing internationally. This is the place to flex your research muscles and learn from the best.

Researchers at WSU Vancouver are studying everything from addiction and memory to robotics and prosthetics. Uncover what's being discovered.

Alex Nevue"One of the reasons I came to WSU Vancouver was because of its commitment to research on campus. It was important for me to have an opportunity not just to hear about leading research, but to take part in it. In my junior year, I joined the lab of Dr. Christine Portfors studying the neuroscience of hearing and communication. As an undergraduate in Dr. Portfors's lab, I was able to conduct an independent research project, present at an international conference and get a job right out of college. My research has led to multiple conference presentations and scientific papers—on two of which I'm the first author. My work studying bats has implications for communication disorders in humans such as autism."

—Alex Nevue, B.S., biology '15
doctoral student in neuroscience,
Oregon Health and Science University


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