Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Feature Stories


  • A passion for East Asian diplomacy

    April 22, 2015

    Audrey Lawrence

    Influenced by his South Korean background and international experience, senior Benjamin Lee hopes that his research or future career in diplomacy may one day contribute to peace in the region.


  • UW alum selected for prestigious Rangel Fellowship

    April 15, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    UW alumna Anne Mwendar, '14, was recently selected for the competitive Rangel Fellowship that will prepare her for a career as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service.


  • Graduating senior Nadine Mortell recognized with regional leadership award

    April 13, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    UW senior Nadine Mortell loves helping other students succeed and hopes to pursue a career in student affairs when she graduates. Her deep involvement in the UW community and her boundless enthusiasm helped earn her the recognition of the NODA association's Regional Undergraduate Student Leader award.


  • 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.