Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Feature Stories


  • Cathy Beyer reflects on her career at UW

    September 13, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    After 30 years of working at the University of Washington, Catharine Beyer retired. During that time, she spent 17 years working in the Office of Educational Assessment and three in the Interdisciplinary Writing Program. We chatted with her to learn more about her time at the UW. What drew you to the UW? At 37,…


  • Scholarship recipients announced!

    June 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    This has been a remarkable year for scholarships! Twenty students, including 10 undergraduates, received Fulbright Scholarships. These students will spend the year either teaching English or researching internationally. Graduating senior, Krittika D’Silva will be attending Cambridge University on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Recent graduate Benjamin Lee will be working on issues of Chinese security as…


  • Ed Taylor Reflects on the 2015-16 School Year

    June 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    The common thread running through the University of Washington’s purple and gold tapestry is a campus-wide commitment to service and the public good. I am inspired to watch the Husky culture of service grow year after year.


  • The Undergrad Research Symposium in Pictures

    June 7, 2016

    Bryan Nakata

    The Nineteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, organized by the Undergraduate Research Program, gives research experiences for undergraduates in all academic disciplines. The Symposium gives undergraduates the chance to present what they learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. It also provides a forum for students, faculty and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the…


  • Photos from Mary Gates Endowment Event 2016

    June 7, 2016

    Bryan Nakata

    The Mary Gates Endowment expands opportunities for undergraduates by providing research and leadership scholarships that ask students to articulate their goals, identify mentors, reflect on their experiences and actively engage in their own learning processes. Each year, a celebration dinner is held to honor the recipients of the Mary Gates Endowment for Students scholarship. Learn more here.…


  • Congratulations to the class of 2016!

    June 7, 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…


  • UW undergrad's project helps restore hand movement

    June 2, 2016

    Bryan Nakata

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    At the University of Washington, undergraduates like Sasha Portnova research issues that can impact the world. Portnova, a senior in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, uses her research to help solve the difficulties individuals with spinal cord injury may face. Growing up in Kazakhstan, Portnova was discouraged from studying engineering, which was viewed as a…


  • Undergraduates to present research spanning academic disciplines on May 20, 2016

    May 16, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Students present their posters. On Friday, May 20, more than 1,000 University of Washington undergraduates and visiting scholars will participate in the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium – an event that is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. The Symposium is organized by Undergraduate Academic Affairs’ Undergraduate Research Program and takes…


  • UW sophomore selected for Goldwater Scholarship

    May 16, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Formed to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, the Goldwater Scholarship awards $7,500 per year, for up to two years of study, to students studying the STEM fields. The foundation seeks to “foster and encourage outstanding students to explore careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.”


  • Video and photos from Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership 2016

    May 11, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    University of Washington students make a difference outside the classroom each and every day. On and off campus, students work with communities to make a positive impact. The Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership celebrates these students and their diverse and inspiring experiences. As students strive to address important social issues and bring about positive…