Dream Project freshmen reflect on year 1 at the UW

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!)


Honors students discover the world, themselves

Photo of Ashwin Nitin Karnik

Students at UW achieve incredible individual accomplishments and successes. But part of a good education is becoming aware that no man is an island. Learn how these five Honors students discovered the world and just how interconnected and global our lives truly are.


Entrepreneur Kirsten Rogers aims to take a bite out of cancer

Photo of Kirsten Rogers and her father

In 2013, David Rogers was retired and living his dream, having made his boat his home, sailing with his wife through the Sea of Cortez, when he became very ill. He was advised to return to the States, where he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, most people feel an overwhelming sense of helplessness. Not so David’s daughter, Kirsten Rogers. Kirsten (‘05, ‘10) set out to research all she could about how to best support her father.


Undergraduate research to take over Mary Gates Hall on May 16

Poster presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium

On Friday, May 16, more than 1,100 University of Washington undergraduates will participate in the 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium—an event that might well be the country’s largest “show and tell” for undergraduate research. The Symposium takes place from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall; select oral presentations will happen in Johnson Hall and visual arts and design presentations will be in Odegaard Undergraduate Library.


Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Dear Friends of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, A wonderful juxtaposition is occurring around the University of Washington right now. Very recently, thousands of students committed to coming to the UW next year, representing the class of 2018, and very soon thousands will celebrate their undergraduate accomplishments through the tradition of commencement. We celebrate commencement, the work… Read More


In Memoriam: Eliana Hechter

Portrait of Eliana Hechter

Eliana Hechter died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Eliana graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington in 2006 with a degree in mathematics. She entered the UW at age 14 through the Robinson Center’s Early Entrance Program, was a student in the University Honors Program, and graduated when she was 18 years old…. Read More


Photos, video, and stories from Justice Sotomayor’s UW visit

Photo of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited the University of Washington earlier this year. Provost Ana Mari Cauce interviewed Justice Sotomayor, asking questions submitted by students. The audience learned about the Justice’s formative experiences that shaped her into who she is today. Relive the event through video, photos, and links to media stories.