Undergraduate Academic Affairs

I climb up the ladder

Auston Jimmicum brings his voice to the table.

Drawing my own path, one lab at a time

Interview with Goldwater Scholar Irika Sinha

Research as a platform for change

Hugo Pontes shares his journey from arriving in the states to sharing his research with members of Congress.

A watershed moment for inspiration

After witnessing the effects of weather and climate on the fishing industry, Jane Harrell, '19, knew she wanted to study atmospheric sciences.

Congratulations, Crysti Chen!

UW alumna Chen is named Schwarzman Scholar.


  • UW alumna Crysti (Zinan) Chen named Schwarzman Scholar

    December 4, 2019

    Crysti Chen

    University of Washington alumna Crysti (Zinan) Chen, (’15, B.A. in political science) received the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship. Selected from more than 4,700 applicants, Chen will join 145 Schwarzman Scholars from around the world to make up the program’s fifth cohort. A competitive program, the incoming class was selected through a rigorous application process designed to…

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  • I climb up the ladder 

    November 25, 2019

    Auston Jimmicum

    "Being at an institution like this, I've learned to see the importance of bringing my voice to discussions because there's not a lot of us indigenous people that even have a seat at these discussions.”

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  • Drawing my own path one lab at a time

    October 15, 2019

    Irika Sinha

    Meet Irika Sinha, an Interdisciplinary Honors student double majoring in biochemistry and biology. Sinha is one of two UW students who received the Goldwater Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year. This award honors sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise and are dedicated to pursuing research careers in math, engineering or natural sciences. We spoke…

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