Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research at PSU

For a growing number of Portland State University students, undergraduate research is a defining experience in their college careers. Hands-on research opportunities improve learning outcomes and sharpen critical thinking skills. It allows students to apply new knowledge to their studies and helps them map paths to graduation and beyond. At Portland State the possibilities are limitless.

Are you a faculty or staff member with an undergraduate research opportunity?

If you have a paid or volunteer undergraduate research position open in your lab or research group, submit your opportunity here.

Benefits of undergraduate research

  • Explore and discover interests beyond the classroom and textbook
  • Get hands-on experience with innovative research and creative production
  • Develop student-faculty mentor relationships and connect with peers
  • Acquire in-demand academic and professional skills
  • Refine your academic and career goals
  • Build self-confidence and a supportive professional network

Are you an undergraduate student interested in exploring research opportunities? View open positions.

Programs that offer undergraduate research opportunities