Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Feature Stories


  • 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

    Austin Stromme 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.” Competition for this year’s scholars…


  • 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…


  • UW Alumnus Benjamin Lee Selected as Carnegie Junior Fellow

    May 9, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Benjamin Lee poses with a sculpture of Senator Henry M. Jackson. For 2015 University of Washington graduate  Benjamin Lee, the opportunity to participate in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship program is a dream come true. The Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants alongside the endowment’s more senior associates. The work is…


  • UW student and alumna named Gates Cambridge Scholars

    April 19, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Portrait of Krittika D'Silva

    “My undergraduate research experience creating software for developing countries has motivated me to pursue a career as an academic researcher,” reflects UW senior and Gates-Cambridge scholar Krittika D'Silva. D'Silva is one of two University of Washington students selected for the prestigious, international scholarship.


  • 2014-15 President’s Medalists contribute to a world of good, as undergraduates

    March 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Portrait of Junior medalist Calvin Le

    Each year, undergraduate students of the highest caliber are selected for the prestigious President’s medal. For 2014-15, the President's Medalists are active within and beyond the four walls of a classroom. Whether it's through research, teaching dance or volunteering in hospitals, these students aren't waiting until they graduate to contribute to a world of good.…


  • Video and photos from MLK Week 2016

    February 3, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    MLK Day of Service

    In January 2016, the University broadened and deepened our recognition of the MLK holiday and expanded our recognition from a day of service to a week of service, leadership, learning, legacy-building and celebration. Check out a wrap-up video and view some photos from various events from the week.


  • Remembering King: Students’ voices push arc toward justice – and we should listen

    January 14, 2016

    Ed Taylor

    Portrait of Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    Some 48 years after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will undoubtedly bring protests to college campuses around the country, including here at the University of Washington. The students will march peacefully and forcefully. They will ask how long it will take to create a climate that welcomes every student. They will ask…


  • Welcome to fall quarter!

    September 30, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of students in W

    Each year, new Huskies come together on the field at Husky Stadium for their entering class photo. Thousands of them —stretching from one 10-yard-line to the other — form one giant W for their class photo. As students prepare to participate in opportunities all across campus over the coming years, they can find meaning in…


  • Transfer students realize their dreams, thanks to Martin Family Foundation

    September 22, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Martin Scholar David Atik

    For 20 years, the Martin Family Foundation has supported students transferring to the University of Washington from Washington state community colleges. Martin Scholars cite not just the financial help in supporting their dreams of a college education, but also the encouragement that came with the recognition.