Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Research Program

October 24, 2018

How research changed Melissa’s life

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Melissa Krook always knew she wanted a career helping people. That was the easy part. Figuring out how was the challenge. Early on, Melissa had friends of all ages. Her grandmother, a nurse, operated a nursing home within her home in Federal Way, Washington. There, Melissa learned that friends come at all ages…

June 11, 2018

UW undergrad presents her research to senators in the “other Washington”

Jasmine Graham

Jasmine Graham with Parry Murray

Jasmine Graham (bioengineering, ’18) represented the UW and state of Washington at this year’s Posters on the Hill.  Joining 46 other undergraduate researchers from around the country, Graham, along with her peers, presented their research to congress and advocated for continued funding of undergraduate research. Jasmine takes us through her preparation and whirlwind two days…

May 15, 2018

Undergraduates to present research spanning academic disciplines on May 18, 2018

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Student presents his research in a poster presentation

The Symposium runs from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on the UW Seattle campus. Students will present their research in poster, oral and performing arts sessions in Mary Gates Hall and Johnson Hall, and in a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library (see event details below). UW President Ana Mari Cauce is scheduled to…

May 13, 2015

Undergrad sees change in the palm of her hand

Audrey Lawrence

Krittika D'Silva in India, during an internship

Fueled by a series of transformative research experiences, Levinson Scholar Krittika D’Silva combines computer science with bioengineering to explore questions that will benefit low-resource settings in health care.

May 11, 2015

Meet the three UW students named 2015 Goldwater Scholars

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Goldwater Nominees 2015

This year’s three UW Goldwater Scholars share their memorable research moments, who they most admire, and what the scholarship means to them.

May 7, 2015

Undergraduates to present research spanning academic disciplines on May 15

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Photo of 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium poster session.

The 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place on May 15 and features more than 1,000 students presenting their research findings—an event that is among the largest of its kind in the nation.

December 29, 2014

Undergraduate robotics researcher returns to UW as assistant professor

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Portrait of Sam Burden, '08, returns to UW as assistant professor

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.

August 19, 2014

Summer is for undergraduate research at the UW

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Picture of students talking on the grass

For most, campus life is a little quieter during the summer but undergraduates continue to pursue research in a range of disciplines, from STEM fields to the humanities. They’re preparing to show their summer projects to a broader audience as well. Undergraduates participating in one of several summer research opportunities at the University of Washington will present their work August 20, 21, and 22.

May 12, 2014

Undergraduate research to take over Mary Gates Hall on May 16

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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.

December 29, 2013

There’s no one way to be a Husky

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Picture of Guillermo Romano

Nearly 30,000 undergraduates at the UW means 30,000 individual ways to be a Husky. The UW offers students countless opportunities to bring their academics beyond the classroom, grow as leaders, contribute to research, become global citizens, and serve our communities near and far. Learn about some particularly meaningful student experiences.

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