There are many opportunities for research in linguistics at Washington University. The best way to find opportunities is to approach one of the core faculty members of the Linguistics Program or one of the participating faculty members. They may be able to include you in a research project already in progress or help you to develop a new research project.
If you look in the bottom right-hand corner of this webpage, you will see the Linguistics chat bot, Bɔt. Bɔt can be a big help when you are trying to find out about the Linguistics Program, but it is also a great opportunity for Linguistics students to learn more about the real world applications of natural language processing. Bɔt is a product of software designed by Capacity, a local St. Louis artificial intelligence company. Each semester, a group of students has the opportunity to do an independent study with Capacity where they learn about what is involved in creating and curating a chat bot.