Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


August 24, 2012

RISE UP GEAR UP Partners with College of Engineering to Host Summer Institute

Early Engineering students

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s RISE UP GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant partnered with the College of Engineering to host 27 middle school students on campus for the 2012 Early Engineering Institute, July 31-Aug. 2. The three-day institute was aimed to introduce students to science, technology, engineering…

August 10, 2012

Burbank Brothers Featured on UW360

Burbank Brothers Featured on UW360

Former EOP students and Celebration scholars Ruben and Elijah Burbank were featured in the June episode of UW360. The twin brothers from Tacoma, both 2012 graduates of the UW Medical School, have overcome their share of challenges to follow their dream of becoming doctors. View video…

August 9, 2012

Congressman Chaka Fattah Visits with UW GEAR UP Students

Congressman Chaka Fattah meets with GEAR UP students

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), who created the legislation for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), paid a special visit to the University of Washington campus, Aug. 7, to meet with middle and high school students served by UW’s GEAR UP program. Read the Seattle Times article by Jerry Large. View photo…

July 31, 2012

Upward Bound Summer Academy Prepares Students for College

Upward Bound students at UW Pack Forest

The desire to attend college isn’t necessarily a reality for all high school students, especially those from low-income backgrounds who may also be the first in their families to pursue higher education. Thanks to the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Upward Bound program, that mindset is changing for nearly 80 students from Seattle’s Franklin and Cleveland High Schools.

July 26, 2012

High School Seniors Experience College Life at Shades of Purple Conference

Shades of Purple Summer Conference

Lindbergh High School senior Shondre Sims has always been a Washington State Cougar fan. But after attending the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s inaugural Shades of Purple Summer Conference, he admitted his loyalty may have swayed.

July 20, 2012

OMA&D Study Abroad Program Featured by Queensland University of Technology


The OMA&D-affiliated study abroad program in Brisbane, Australia was featured on the Queensland University of Technology web site. The UW group is using robotic systems to explore and collect data on marine ecosystems. Read more…

July 18, 2012

CAMP Dare to Dream Academy Inspires Migrant High School Students

High school students and mentors at the Dare to Dream Academy

The University of Washington campus was home to 52 migrant high school students from across the state during OMA&D’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Dare to Dream Academy, June 24-29. For one week, students experienced college life and were exposed to resources for pursuing higher education. Click here for photo gallery>> The academy included team…

July 16, 2012

OMA&D Mourns Loss of Colleague Julian Argel

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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) mourns the loss of long-time Educational Talent Search (ETS) Director, Julian Argel, who passed away on Sun., July 8. A member of the Tsimshian/Haida tribes, Argel worked with OMA&D for 18 years and was a nominee for the 2012 UW Distinguished Staff Award. In…

July 7, 2012

Register Today for the 2012 Alumni Soirée

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Alumni of color and friends of diversity are invited to join OMA&D, as well as campus sponsors and partners, for an evening of celebration, networking, great food, and music at the The Landing on Friday, August 17. Read more…

July 3, 2012

GEAR UP EDI Summer Institute Prepares Educators for New State Standards

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Sixty middle and high school GEAR UP educators from across the state converged on the UW campus for a summer institute hosted by OMA&D’s GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Educator Development Initiative (EDI), June 25-29, at the McCarty Residence Hall. The week-long institute, “The Common Core: Preparing GEAR UP Students…

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