International Huskies

Out and About around the Husky Globe: Fall 2019

UW’s First Molecular Engineering Ph.D. Joins Alumni Ranks

Hao Shen

Hao Shen, ’19, became the first student to graduate from the UW with a Ph.D. in molecular engineering. As an undergrad, he came to the UW through an exchange program with Tsinghua University in Beijing and forged a close relationship with biochemistry professor, David Baker. When it came time to apply for grad school, he knew exactly where he wanted to go. Read the full profile to find out more.

International Friends Visit Campus

Group photos of campus visitors
We love it when international alumni come back to campus for a visit. This summer and fall we welcomed visitors including Boon, ’78, and Chieko Chaya, (center left) and Zhonghua Li, 03′, (center right). While on campus they visited impressive destinations like GIX and met with staff including Ray Li, the UW’s director of international advancement.

A Taste of Seattle in Singapore

Singapore Huskies group photo

The Singapore Huskies added a little Seattle flavor to their gathering in August by meeting at Seattle Pike Chowder for a happy hour. The soup shop has UW roots that go beyond a shared home town. It’s owned and operated by alumnus Kia Hong Lim, ’81.

Hong Kong Huskies Mix It Up

Hong Kong group photo
In September, the Hong Kong Huskies gathered for a multi-school mixer with alumni from other top universities in the United States. They enjoyed a fun evening in good company with alumni from Georgia Tech and Notre Dame.

The Party Starts Early in Taipei

Taipei Huskies group photo

Huskies in Taipei gathered for a happy hour this August in the lead up to UW Converge Taipei 2019. They are making sure the city will be alive with Husky Spirit when alumni and friends from around the globe meet there in November for UW’s signature international event.

Foster School Heads to Thailand

Foster MBAs group photo

Alumni around the world are helping shape the Husky Experience for UW students in a big way. In September, former Thailand Huskies president, Boon Chaya, ’78, helped arrange visits to top Thai companies for students in the Foster School’s Executive MBA Program. Making connections for students is just one of the many ways our alumni and friends across the globe give back to the UW.

Alumni Art Makes a Splash

Victor Wong art installation

When UW Vice President for Student Life, Denzil Suite (right) visited Hong Kong in July, he made sure to stop by an visit a multimedia art exhibit by Victor Wong,  ’89. Victor graduated from the UW with a degree in electrical engineering and has gone on to create digital effects for films, sculpture, paintings, tech-art and animation.

Launching Students Toward Seattle

Kyu Lee

This summer the UW hosted student send-offs in six countries across Asia. Current students and alumni shared advice for getting settled in Seattle and succeeding at the UW. In Korea, the UWAA Board’s international trustee, Kyu Lee, ’00, welcomed incoming students to the UW family.