Undergraduate Academic Affairs


March 13, 2018

UW seniors Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman selected as China’s Yenching Academy scholars

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman pose together.

University of Washington seniors Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman will join approximately 125 scholars from around the world as part of the Yenching Academy of Peking University’s 2018-19 cohort. A U.S. News & World Report poll ranked Peking University the fifth best global university in Asia, and second-best university in China. The opportunity to join…

February 16, 2018

UW senior Timothy Welsh selected to be 1 of 15 Churchill Scholars nationally

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Timothy Welsh

A Pacific Northwest native, Timothy Welsh grew up fascinated by the natural world. Over the years, his career goals transitioned from geology to forestry, until he discovered chemistry. “What made me finally decide on chemistry as the path for me is an appreciation for the remarkable microscopic and biochemical functions that are crucial to every…

February 12, 2018

2016-17 President’s Medalists announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Grace Wang's illustrations

For nearly 40 years, the University of Washington has celebrated the top undergraduate in each class by awarding them the President’s Medalist distinction. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, this year’s recipients feature three well-rounded students who excel in both the sciences and the…

September 26, 2017

Welcome from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor

Headshot of Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Our work within UAA and out across the University is tied together and interdependent. Research, service and scholarship go hand in hand. The first-year experience, and students’ transitions through to declaring a major and graduating into lives outside the University are one and the same. Leadership, service and ethics all serve the same purpose: To become a more thoughtful and compassionate public.

July 18, 2017

2017 UAA Staff Awardees Announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Drawing of a trophy

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Undergraduate Academic Affairs staff recognition awardees. Selected for their dedication to supporting UAA’s mission of creating innovative academic experiences for undergraduates, these six UAA staff members made an indelible impact on UW students, faculty and staff. And the awardees are… Award for Excellence Aley Mills Willis, director of academic services, Honors…

April 24, 2017

Celebrating 10 years of Levinson Emerging Scholars

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

  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 advancing knowledge to solve some of society’s most intractable problems. Meet this remarkable…

June 14, 2016

UW Alums Gonzalo and Danielle Guzman Think Global, Act Local

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

When UW alumnus Gonzalo Guzman, ’04, ’06, took American Ethnic Studies as an undergraduate, he realized the absence of Latino history in his schooling. As a Latino growing up in the Yakima Valley of Eastern Washington, this felt like a big oversight. This realization motivated Gonzalo to take action. He received both a Mary Gates…

June 7, 2016

Congratulations to the class of 2016!

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

It’s graduation season and we wanted to hear more about our graduating seniors’ time at the UW. We asked and they answered the following questions: What advice do you have for the incoming class? Tell us about your proudest achievement beyond the classroom (ex. community-based service, research learning, leadership, etc.)? Who had the biggest impact…

April 19, 2016

UW student and alumna named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Portrait of Krittika D'Silva

“My undergraduate research experience creating software for developing countries has motivated me to pursue a career as an academic researcher,” reflects UW senior and Gates-Cambridge scholar Krittika D’Silva. D’Silva is one of two University of Washington students selected for the prestigious, international scholarship.

March 14, 2016

2014-15 President’s Medalists contribute to a world of good, as undergraduates

Bryan Nakata

Portrait of Junior medalist Calvin Le

Each year, undergraduate students of the highest caliber are selected for the prestigious President’s medal. For 2014-15, the President’s Medalists are active within and beyond the four walls of a classroom. Whether it’s through research, teaching dance or volunteering in hospitals, these students aren’t waiting until they graduate to contribute to a world of good. They’re busy making the world a better place right now.

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