Undergraduate Academic Affairs


August 19, 2021

Graphic design internship opportunity

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Internship description Undergraduate Academic Affairs seeks a graphic design intern to join the communications team in the Dean’s Office for fall, winter and spring quarters of the 2021-22 academic year and help tell the story of the UW undergraduate academic experience as it connects to UAA programs and initiatives. This is an opportunity for an…

June 11, 2021

A subject to love, a determination to speak her truth

Jenelle Birnbaum

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Alhomoud’s goal of attending university abroad began when she was 12 years old. She bolstered her admissions chances through summer programs, robotics competitions, independent study programs such as the Saudi Research Science Institute (SRSI) at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), and had a strong educational foundation in STEM, thanks largely to the…

June 10, 2021

Pandemic pivot to jump into literacy

Kylee-Ann Tawara

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I thought back to the beginning of the year. It was 2018, my first year at the University of Washington and my first year serving at the Denise Louie Education Center in South Seattle as one of five Jumpstart Corps members whose jobs are to help kids be kindergarten ready. In the fall, I met…

May 16, 2021

The 24th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to happen virtually on May 21

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Registration is required to attend the virtual Symposium. To register, visit symposium.uw.edu. Attending the event is always free. Pre-recorded presentations followed by a live Q&A will happen in real time and will not be available for later viewing. Undergraduates from all disciplines show the ways their research connects to issues that matter in our communities…

April 22, 2021

UW senior Maha Alhomoud named Carnegie Junior Fellow

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Maha Alhomoud

Maha Alhomoud, a University of Washington senior majoring in political science, has been selected as a 2021-22 Junior Fellow by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. A highly competitive award, only 5% of applicants are selected for the Carnegie Gaither Junior Fellows program each year.  The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global…

April 21, 2021

UW Junior Sophia Carey named Beinecke scholar 

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Junior Sophia Carey

University of Washington junior Sophia Carey was recently selected for the Beinecke scholarship! Carey, who is majoring in English and comparative history of ideas and minoring in theatre studies, was selected from 95 applicants to join this year’s class. Each year the Beinecke Scholarship offers 20 scholarships to undergraduates who intend to pursue a master’s…

March 26, 2021

UW junior awarded selective Goldwater Scholarship

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Goldwater Scholarships are granted to sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise and plan to pursue research careers in math, engineering or the natural sciences. These scholarships award up to $7,500 a year to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. Chen’s interest in challenging himself can be seen through…

March 2, 2021

Celebrating the 2019–20 President’s Medalists

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

From the thousands of undergraduate students at the University of Washington, three are selected each year for the prestigious President’s Medalist Award. Sam Colgan, Natasha Lavides and Nuria Alina Chandra are the medalists for 2019–20, selected by a committee for their high GPAs, rigor of classes and numbers of Honors courses. All three are students…

February 12, 2021

Husky Stories show there are many, many ways to be a Husky

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Each and every Husky goes through their own journey, undergoes their own unique experiences and, most importantly, has their very own story to share. Husky Stories is a mini-series in which Huskies share their successes, failures, experiences — their stories. There is no one way to be a Husky. Indeed, the culmination of individuals’ stories shape the picture of what it means to be a Husky.

February 8, 2021

Reflections on Black History Month

Ed Taylor

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Black History Month is our annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a devoted time to recognize Black achievements in U.S. history. Known as African American History Month, the period grew out of “Negro History Week,” born of the idea of historian Carter G. Woodson and other notable African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S….

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