Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Ernie Tao leads with compassion

UW student by day, volunteer firefighter by night. Watch Ernie's story. [video]

20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Meet the students, mentors and alumni whose dedication to research keeps the UW on the forefront of the latest research.

Celebrating 20 Years of the Mary Gates Endowment for Students

Watch a video highlighting the legacy of the Endowment. [video]

What a year it's been!

Watch the video and browse UAA's Facebook page for some highlights.


  • Ernie Tao leads with compassion

    June 21, 2017

    "The ideas of service and leadership connect to each other because a good leader is one who serves." — Ernie Tao, ’18, political science and biochemistry and volunteer firefighter For UW student Ernie Tao, volunteering as a firefighter allows him to serve our communities with the highest level of engagement: “his own hands and feet.”


  • Celebrating 10 years of Levinson Emerging Scholars

    April 24, 2017

    Levinson Emerging Scholar alumni Jeff Bowman prepares for field work in AntarcticaJeff Bowman   Since 2007, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Awards have supported undergraduate researchers whose passion for science never rests. Mentored by and working alongside some of the University of Washington's most accomplished researchers and teachers, these students participate in the invigorating work of…


  • 2015-2016 President’s Medalists Announced

    February 24, 2017

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    President Ana Mari Cauce awarded three outstanding undergraduate students with the President’s Medalist award. Selected for their academic performance as well as their co- and extra-curricular involvement, their high grades and well-rounded extra-curriculars, this year’s recipients are: Hannah Werbel, a computer science major; Siena Traverso, an early childhood and family studies major; and Evan Wang,…

Programs & Initiatives


In the Headlines

What it’s like to spend 9 days in PNW backcountry: ‘A reset for the human spirit’
The Seattle Times | 7/29/16

Undergraduate Research Symposium to highlight students' efforts
The Daily | 5/19/16

UW sophomores work to increase access for underrepresented pre-med students
The Daily | 10/18/15

UW-led network seeks to reframe poverty locally and globally
UW Today | 5/20/15

Colleges strive to meet demand for a more hands-on education
The Chronicle of Higher Education | 5/15/15

'Telling Our Stories' in Neah Bay
The Daily | 3/11/15

The best bang for your tuition buck? University of Washington
Puget Sound Business Journal | 3/5/15