Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

June 10, 2011

UW State GEAR UP Project Hosts Summer Institute Reception

The University of Washington State GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Project honored its Summer Institute mentors and seminar presenters at a reception in Parrington Hall on the UW campus, June 2.

The reception featured an opportunity for Summer Institute participants to share their passion for students’ success and discuss the importance of their students’ preparedness for post-secondary education. The event included remarks by UW State GEAR UP Project director Roseann London and UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity senior associate vice president Enrique Morales who is also the principal investigator for the project.

Director of Washington State GEAR UP, Weiya Liang, was honored for his hard work and dedication, and was presented a photograph featuring a GEAR UP student participating in a CSI-themed project.

The UW State GEAR UP Project, housed within the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, fosters college awareness and readiness for low-income middle and high school students by providing a variety of programs targeted to students, administrators, and teachers. The Summer Institute program offers a series of week-long “college immersion experiences” to hundreds of high school students across Washington state on the UW campus every summer.