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December 18, 2015

Doctoral Student and LSAMP Director Helps Diversify STEM Workforce

Stephanie Garner Diversify STEM Workforce

Stephanie Gardner’s work to increase the access and retention of underrepresented minority students in STEM majors was recently featured by the UW College of Education.

Washington MESA Receives Grant to Launch Engineering Fellows Program

MESA - James Dorsey

This program, funded by the national STEM education group 100Kin10, will pair engineers with 200 fifth grade teachers throughout the state to equip them with the skills required to offer engineering programs in their own classrooms.

November 20, 2015

Understanding and Supporting Undocumented Students at the UW

Understanding and Supporting Undocumented Students at the UW

The Office of the Provost’s report, “Focusing on Race & Advancing Equity,” features an article that highlights how OMA&D supports undocumented students on campus, including the services provided by the new Leadership Without Borders Center at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center.

October 23, 2015

MAP Breakfast Highlights UW Homecoming Festivities

2015 MAP Breakfast Featured Image

A University of Washington Homecoming tradition for the last 21 years, the UW Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Bridging the Gap Breakfast once again recognized alumni and students for their commitment to diversity and contributions to the community, Oct. 17.

October 13, 2015

Tour for Diversity in Medicine Comes to the UW Oct. 24

Official UW Logo

The grassroots effort to educate, inspire and cultivate future minority physicians and dentists will hold a day-long interactive workshop at the HUB for students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

October 12, 2015

Alumni and Friends Celebrate Big Husky Win at Viewing Party

UW Football Viewing Party Featured Image

OMA&D alumni and friends came together to cheer on the UW football team to a 17-12 upset victory over nationally-ranked USC at a special viewing party at the Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle, Oct. 8.

October 1, 2015

Q&A with the Interim Vice President and Vice Provost


Dr. Gabriel Gallardo was appointed as the interim leader of OMA&D following Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange’s departure this summer. Get to know a little more about him and his priorities for the coming academic year.

September 25, 2015

Welcome Daze Introduces New Huskies to the UW

Featured Image 2015 OMA&D Welcome Daze

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) introduced new students and their families to the UW at its annual orientation event, Welcome Daze, on Sept. 25, at the Husky Union Building.

September 23, 2015

Making College the Expectation, Not the Exception

2015 GEAR UP EDI Summer Institute Featured Image

The staff at small, remote Wahkiakum High School in southwest Washington is transforming its college-going culture and sharing its best practices thanks to the GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative.

Creating a Merck Scholar Legacy

Meck Scholars

University of Washington senior Taylor Boyd joined a prestigious group when she received a United Negro College Fund/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.

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