Office of Research and Graduate Education

Top-tier research

Washington State University Vancouver is Southwest Washington’s only four-year research university. Faculty experts work on research of regional, national and international impact, tackling some of the most complex and difficult issues of the modern world. Systemwide, WSU is one of just 108 U.S. public and private universities — out of 4,500+ — singled out for its "very high research activity" in the Carnegie Classification.

Graduate research

Undergraduate research

Featured Podcast

Peak Your Interest

A new podcast series on Spotify will let you hear from faculty, graduate and undergraduate student researchers about research gone right, research gone wrong, what excites them, what their research journey has been like and classes to take—all the juicy stuff. Mini episodes called “Research Highlights” focus on topics important to grant preparation and submission, including updates to the National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies and Procedure Guide, how to format biosketches, what to include on current and pending support documents, and more!

Featured article

Six feet under: Deep soil can hold much of the Earth’s carbon

One‑fourth of the carbon held by soil is bound to minerals as far as six feet below the surface, a Washington State University researcher has found.