Undergraduate Academic Affairs


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.

Feature Stories

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

    February 16, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Timothy Welsh

    Timothy Welsh is the University of Washington's most recent Churchill Scholar. 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…

  • 2016-17 President's Medalists announced

    February 12, 2018

    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…

  • Let MLK week inspire the birth of a new set of values

    January 12, 2018

    Ed Taylor

    Headshot of Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    One of the few days my mother wept in my presence was April 4, 1968, the day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Fifty years ago this year. When I think of Dr. King’s life and death, I often think of women like my mother who seemed to hold undisclosed and…