Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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.

Teaching across borders to become a better doctor

Tammy Tarhini writes about her year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Berlin, Germany.


  • 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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  • Welcome to the 2019 academic year

    September 25, 2019

    Welcome to the start of another year in which UAA programs come together to advance and deepen undergraduate learning at the UW. This year is a special year for UAA: We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mary Gates Hall. Twenty years ago, the building re-opened, transformed from the old physics hall into a space…

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  • Resilience Lab announces 2019 seed grant recipients

    July 10, 2019

    The University of Washington Resilience Lab and the Campus Sustainability Fund have joined together to award 20 grants to UW projects designed to cultivate sustainability, compassion and resiliency; to engage hardships, setbacks and failures with empathy and vulnerability; to foster connectedness, belonging and community; and to embrace both common humanity and diversity within the human…

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