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The undergraduate experience at the University of Washington is, like our students, dynamic and diverse. Gain behind-the-scenes insight into the way UAA deepens and expands academics at the UW through stories about the people and programs in UAA.

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  • Five UW undergraduates receive prestigious Fulbright scholarships for 2018-19

    June 11, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    From left to right, top to bottom: Jake Hansen, Kylie Luse, Yesenia Navarro-Aguirre, Philip Palios, Anika Patel, Caleb Perez, Nicole Shermer, Tammy Tarhini 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…

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  • UW undergrad presents her research to senators in the "other Washington"

    June 11, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    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…

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

    May 24, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Janice DeCosmo

    Janice DeCosmo, associate vice provost and associate dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs 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,…

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  • Two UW undergrads receive the Udall Award

    May 23, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Ashley Lewis and Alishia Orloff

    Udall scholars Ashley Lewis (left) and Alishia Orloff (right). 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,…

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  • Spring Celebration honors Huskies' commitment to service and leadership

    May 22, 2018

    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…

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

    May 15, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Student presents his research in a poster presentation

    On Friday, May 18, more than 1,200 University of Washington undergraduates and visiting undrgraduates student scholars will participate in the 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium — an event that is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. The Symposium runs from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on the UW Seattle campus. Students will present…

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  • Three UW undergrads earn competitive Goldwater scholarships

    April 26, 2018

    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…

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

    April 24, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    Dr. Lovenoor Aulk presents his data to UAA staff at the 30-year anniversary celebration of Freshman Interest Groups. According to his team's study, FIGS increase the graduation rates for undergraduate students, especially those in the underrepresented demographic. Photo by Bryan Nakata. Among this year’s milestones for Undergraduate Academic Affairs is the 30th anniversary of First-Year…

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  • My Luce year in Cambodia

    April 3, 2018

    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 In Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. 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…

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

    March 13, 2018

    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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