Undergraduate Academic Affairs


June 11, 2018

Five UW undergraduates receive prestigious Fulbright scholarships for 2018-19

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Continuing in the University of Washington’s tradition of producing globally-minded students, five undergraduates and bachelor’s alumni have been selected for the 2018-19 Fulbright Student program. In addition, 11 graduate/professional students and alumni were named finalists. Three undergraduates and two graduate students were also selected as alternates. Acceptance to the Fulbright program is competitive, and recipients…

UW undergrad presents her research to senators in the “other Washington”

Jasmine Graham

Jasmine Graham with Parry Murray

Jasmine Graham (bioengineering, ’18) represented the UW and state of Washington at this year’s Posters on the Hill.  Joining 46 other undergraduate researchers from around the country, Graham, along with her peers, presented their research to congress and advocated for continued funding of undergraduate research. Jasmine takes us through her preparation and whirlwind two days…

May 24, 2018

UAA’s Associate Dean Janice DeCosmo elected to president of national Council on Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Janice DeCosmo, associate vice provost for undergraduate research, associate dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences has been elected president of the national nonprofit Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). A longtime proponent of undergraduate research, DeCosmo was the first director of the UW’s Undergraduate Research Program and…

May 23, 2018

Two UW undergrads receive the Udall Award

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Ashley Lewis and Alishia Orloff

Juniors Ashley Lewis and Alishia Orloff will join 50 students from around the country as Udall Scholars. A competitive award, the review committee selected this year’s scholars from 437 nominees based on the student’s commitment to careers in the environment, Native health care or tribal policy, as well as their leadership potential, public service and…

May 22, 2018

Spring Celebration honors Huskies’ commitment to service and leadership

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Poster session at Spring Celebration

University of Washington students’ dedication to community-based service and activism will be recognized at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 23 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Husky Union Building (HUB) on the UW Seattle campus. The annual event showcases UW undergraduate and graduate students who develop their leadership skills while…

May 15, 2018

Undergraduates to present research spanning academic disciplines on May 18, 2018

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Student presents his research in a poster presentation

The Symposium runs from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on the UW Seattle campus. Students will present their research in poster, oral and performing arts sessions in Mary Gates Hall and Johnson Hall, and in a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library (see event details below). UW President Ana Mari Cauce is scheduled to…

April 26, 2018

Three UW undergrads earn competitive Goldwater scholarships

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Tyler Valentine

The Goldwater Foundation honored four University of Washington students this year. Selected from 1,280 nominees from across the country, Nelson Lui, Kimberly Ruth and Tyler Valentine were named Goldwater Scholars. Andrew Luo earned an honorable mention. Goldwater Scholarships are granted to sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise and plan to pursue research careers in…

April 24, 2018

First-year Interest Groups celebrate 30 years of shaping student experience

Bryan Nakata

FIG students gathering 1997

Among this year’s milestones for Undergraduate Academic Affairs is the 30th anniversary of First-Year Interest Groups, formerly known as Freshman Interest Groups. To mark the occasion, First Year Programs hosted an event marked by lively conversations between attendees led by FIG leaders, a faculty panel discussion and a presentation of a recent study that demonstrates…

April 3, 2018

My Luce year in Cambodia

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Living in Cambodia made it easy to travel throughout Asia. Varsha visited Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, the Philippines, China and India. Here she is after a hike in Java.

Varsha Govindaraju’s year as a Luce Scholar was a rollercoaster. As the sole scholar in Cambodia, she navigated a new culture, lived in a developing nation and adapted to a challenging work environment. At the same time, it was thrilling. She solidified her beliefs and goals; taught Indian dance to a group of Khmer teachers…

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…

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