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    April 8, 2013

    UW Students Receive UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    University of Washington juniors Chinonso Opara and Sarra Tekola are among an elite group of students. This spring they received the UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award, presented annually to around 15 undergraduates from across the country. The honor includes up to a $25,000 scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year, as well as eligibility to…

  • Spring 2012 eNews

    May 29, 2012

    Faculty Make a Difference by Mentoring

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    For seniors Josh Matlock and Nichole Tyler, faculty mentors are making a significant impact on their pursuit of bioengineering degrees. Matlock, affiliated with OMA&D’s Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) program, and Tyler, affiliated with the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD), were among the UW students honored at a national conference in November. Both…

  • UW Students Participate in National STEM Conference

    March 21, 2012

    UW Students Participate in National STEM Conference

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Six University of Washington students presented research and two earned awards at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), held Feb. 23-25, in Atlanta, Ga. Junior Klondy Canales and senior Thien-Y Le were recognized for their poster presentations in biological sciences. The all-female student group represented a number of…

  • Alexandra Herndon Receives UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Award

    April 20, 2010

    Alexandra Herndon Receives UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Award

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    University of Washington junior Alexandra Herndon was in a meeting and just happened to check her email when she received the good news. Herndon, a chemistry major, received the 2010 UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Award - an honor that includes up to $25,000 in scholarships, as well the opportunity to take part in two summer research…

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