Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Feature Stories


  • Robinson Center student Varsha Govindaraju selected for prestigious Luce Scholarship

    March 18, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Varsha Govindaraju—social justice activist and future public interest lawyer—is one of only 18 students nationwide to be named a 2015-16 Luce Scholar. At 18 years old, she is also this year's youngest Luce Scholar.


  • UW named a Fulbright 'top producing' institution: spotlight on undergrads

    February 27, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    These incredible undergraduates are part of the reason the University of Washington was one of 12 institutions to make the “top producers” list of both Fulbright scholars and students for 2014-15.


  • Spring 2015 Collegium Seminars

    February 19, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    This spring, Collegium Seminar topics include discrete mathematics, identity development, climate change, and even Harry Potter and medieval romance literature!


  • Pipeline Project to Extend and Expand “Telling Our Stories” Project

    February 17, 2015

    Audrey Lawrence

    $50,000 Discuren Foundation grant preserves the Pipeline Project's digital storytelling program that connects University of Washington undergraduates with Native American youth.


  • Animating her own evolving story

    February 11, 2015

    Audrey Lawrence

    Viviane Poulain, the 2013-14 freshman president’s medalist, is fusing art and computer science to craft a curriculum that appeals to both sides of her brain.


  • A legacy of language

    February 11, 2015

    Audrey Lawrence

    Inspired by her ancestors, 2013-14 sophomore president’s medalist Ashley Bobman is translating her work preserving the Ladino language into a future as a nurse practitioner.


  • Adding drama to neuroscience

    February 11, 2015

    Audrey Lawrence

    From introductory Danish courses, to a position at a UW research lab, to volunteering with a local theater group, 2013-14 junior president’s medalist Mitchell Krawczyk is driven to pursue an interdisciplinary path.


  • From mentee to mentor and beyond

    January 22, 2015

    Audrey Lawrence

    Already on her way to a career in education, UW sophomore Meili Powell credits the Dream Project and the Pipeline Project with helping her find her way.


  • 6 high notes for Danny Shelton in 2014

    December 29, 2014

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Husky senior nose tackle Danny Shelton had a busy year in 2014. Both on and off the field, dedication to his academic studies and leadership on the football field reflect this Husky’s passion and drive.


  • Undergraduate robotics researcher returns to UW as assistant professor

    December 29, 2014

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Sam Burden, '08, started as a bored high school student in eastern Washington who wasn’t even planning on going to college to an incoming assistant professor in the University of Washington’s Electrical Engineering Department. Undergraduate research in robotics was key to Burden’s academic experience.