Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research

Research Opportunites for Undergraduates

There is routine involvement of undergraduate students in environmental engineering research projects. Students can work part-time during the academic year, and depending on availability, there are full-time employment opportunities during the summer months. Activities depend on the project and faculty member involved, but they include everything from data collection in the field, to data analysis, to modeling and programming.

Undergraduate Opportunities (REU)

The application period for the Summer 2021 research program is

The application period is closed and will open in Fall of 2019. We are taking a short break and will be offering this REU program again in the summer of 2020.

We plan to run the LAR REU 2021 virtually, with a possibility of shifting to an in-person experience if public health conditions allow.

  • The deadline for applications is February 22, 2021.
  • The deadline for letters of recommendation is March 5, 2021.
  • Program dates for 2021: June 3—Aug 6

REU Information

Hands-on experience is valuable because it:

  • introduces students to the excitement and fun of research
  • promotes the ability to think independently
  • exposes students to computer, lab, and field instrumentation and methods
  • provides an inside view of graduate student life
  • helps develop career goals
  • serves as a resume 'point of emphasis'

Please contact Dr. Shelley Pressley ( for additional information.

undergraduate-research poster competition

Civil & Environmental Engineering, PO Box 642910, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-2910, 509-335-2576