Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Dream Project

May 13, 2015

Beyond the Selfie: UW Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership to take place on May 20

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Gallery presentations at the Spring Celebration

The 18th annual UW Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership showcases the incredible contributions of undergraduates—over 854,154 service hours in 2013-14!

May 8, 2015

Gennevi Fam Lu named 2015 Boren Scholar

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Portrait of Gennevi Lu

2015 Boren Scholar Gennevi Fam Lu will study abroad in Brazil in 2016 and conduct research for her senior thesis on solutions to combat drug trafficking.

April 13, 2015

Graduating senior Nadine Mortell recognized with regional leadership award

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Nadine Mortell, 2015 NODA Regional Student Leader award recipient.

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.

January 22, 2015

From mentee to mentor and beyond

Audrey Lawrence

Meili Powell in Brewster for EASB

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.

December 26, 2014

Moving the opportunity needle

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Dream Project AWW Mentors & Mentees

In 2010, the Dream Project received a four-year, $972,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand, deepen and evaluate its program. That grant has concluded and the results are in. See what we’ve learned about the Dream Project impact and what’s in store for the program.

May 14, 2014

Dream Project freshmen reflect on year 1 at the UW

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Oscar Alejandre

The Dream Project assists low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education. Students in the Dream Project overcome incredible obstacles to attend college, but the challenges—and rewards—don’t end once they step foot on campus. Three Dream Project students describe their journey to UW, what they’ve learned their first year, and how it feels to give back (also, how important the bowling alley is and when to stop calling your mother!)

May 6, 2014

UW Dream Project is awarded a $150,000 College Spark Washington Community Grant

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Picture of Dream Project mentor helping high school student

The Dream Project at the University of Washington has been awarded a three-year, $150,000 College Spark Washington Community Grant today to enhance its current work by improving its curriculum, materials and training of mentors; and improvements to its data management system to better inform efforts to help students avoid remediation.

December 27, 2013

Helping the home team from the dugout

Tressa Thomas

Oscar Castro Jr with Russell Wilson

Four hours in and the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels remain tied at 2-2, a full 18 innings into the game. The Mariners are at bat with the bases loaded and two outs. They send their hitter to the plate, the batter surely feeling the fate of the game push down on his knuckles as he prepares for a swing. Everybody, including Mariners batboy and University of Washington alumnus Oscar Castro, is anxious.

June 28, 2013

A Day in the Life: Dawn Tuason

Dawn Tuason

Dawn in her cap and gown

If the University of Washington were a swimming pool, Dawn Tuason has not only swam the length of it, she’s swam the width of it as well. Involved in service, research, and scholarship, Dawn exemplifies the potential of a UW undergraduate experience like no other. Throughout her time as an undergraduate, Dawn has been a…

Oh the places they’ll go! New grads and their plans

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Merzamie Cagaitan

Taking our inspiration from the classic children’s book (and graduation gift), Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss, we asked some new graduates a couple questions. Those questions are: What’s your most memorable experience with an Undergraduate Academic Affairs program? Dr. Seuss says, “You have brains in your head. / You have feet in…