UW Yakima Valley GEAR UP Parent Oscar Hernandez Wins National Honor

UW Yakima Valley GEAR UP Parent Oscar Hernandez Wins National Honor

SEATTLE – University of Washington Yakima Valley GEAR UP parent Oscar Hernandez was one of five individuals presented the 2010 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships GEAR UP Parent Leadership Award in Washington, D.C., July 20. The honor was presented at the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference and recognized parents or family leaders who have… Read More


UW Student Garners LSAMP Outstanding Engineering Mentor Award

UW Student Garners LSAMP Outstanding Engineering Mentor Award

SEATTLE – Ike Nwaneshiudu, a doctoral student and research assistant in the University of Washington chemical engineering department, was recently presented the 2010 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Outstanding Engineering Mentor award by Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange. Nwaneshiudu was nominated by undergraduate Evangeline Drink… Read More


OMA&D and Campus Partners Host Successful Alumni Remix

OMA&D and Campus Partners Host Successful Alumni Remix

SEATTLE – Approximately 250 alumni of color and friends of diversity enjoyed an exciting evening of networking and entertainment at the second annual Alumni Remix, held Friday, July 16, at the Rainier Chapter House in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The event was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and various… Read More


UW Awarded Five-Year College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Grant

UW Awarded Five-Year College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Grant

SEATTLE – Earning a degree from the University of Washington just became a great deal easier for students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds due to a five-year, $1.9 million grant funded by the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) in the U.S. Department of Education, the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D)… Read More


STAR Program Earns Five-Year Grant Renewal

STAR Program Earns Five-Year Grant Renewal

SEATTLE – The Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) Program recently received a five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Now in its 17th year, the STAR Program is a collaboration between the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and the Office… Read More


Washington MESA Day Winners Announced

Washington MESA Day Winners Announced

Shaw Middle School and Mountain View High School won their respective Wind Energy Challenges at the statewide Washington MESA Day competition, Sat., May 22. The event was sponsored by Microsoft and held at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Wash. Both teams advanced to compete in the national MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Day event… Read More


Nelson Del Rio, Student Scholars Honored At 40th Annual Celebration

Nelson Del Rio, Student Scholars Honored At 40th Annual Celebration

SEATTLE – Nelson Del Rio was presented the 2010 Charles E. Odegaard Award and several student scholars were recognized at the 40th Annual Celebration, a banquet and scholarship fundraiser hosted by the University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program, Wednesday, May 19, at the HUB… Read More


UW To Host 2010 National MEChA Conference

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The 2010 National MEChA Conference will be hosted by the Pacific Northwest MEChA Region at the University of Washington Seattle campus, Thursday, May 27, through Sunday, May 30. The theme for the 17th annual conference is “Healing our Gente y Tierra by Redefining Labor.” Registration begins Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Ethnic Cultural Center…. Read More


Four UW Student-Athletes Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars

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SEATTLE – University of Washington student-athletes Venise Chan (women’s tennis), Jill Collymore (volleyball), Faustine Dufka (women’s soccer) and Brent Richards (men’s soccer) were named 2010 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education announced in its April 29 issue. The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards were established to honor undergraduate… Read More


Washington MESA Day To Be Held May 22 At Microsoft

Statewide Washington MESA Day To Be Held May 14 at Microsoft

Washington MESA Day, a one-day event of academic challenges for middle and high school students representing seven MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Centers from across the state, will be held Sat., May 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Wash. Fostering collaboration with the state’s rich community of… Read More