Undergraduate Academic Affairs


July 10, 2019

Resilience Lab announces 2019 seed grant recipients

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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…

June 19, 2019

Research as a platform for change

Hugo Pontes

Rising senior Hugo Pontes recently presented his research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill Conference in Washington, D.C. Here, Hugo shares his journey from arriving in the states not speaking English to sharing his research and story with members of Congress.   “You won’t be able to get into the University…

June 18, 2019

An education road trip around Washington state

Ed Taylor and Thaisa Way

Group picture of new faculty members

Some of our fellow travelers will be new to Washington, unsure of what to expect. Others grew up here and studied elsewhere only to return to begin their careers in Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima or Bothell. What we have in common is that this week we will board a bus and travel together across the state…

June 13, 2019

A watershed moment for inspiration

Bryan Nakata

After witnessing the effects of weather and climate on the fishing industry, Jane Harrell, ’19, knew she wanted to study atmospheric sciences. In 2012, Jane and her husband Mike combined their love of fishing and the outdoors with their entrepreneurial spirit and bought a fishing boat. What followed was two years of great fishing. But with the third season came one of the warmest years on record. Mike started hauling in nets covered in algae slime and empty of the precious salmon they needed. Their business crippled. And through research, Jane had a better understanding of why.

June 3, 2019

2019 UAA staff awardees announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Icon of an award medal

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Undergraduate Academic Affairs staff recognition and distinguished partner awardees. Selected for their dedication to supporting UAA’s mission of creating innovative academic experiences for undergraduates, these 14 staff members made an indelible impact on the UW’s students, faculty, staff and community. And the awardees are… Award for Excellence • Debbie McGhee, research…

June 1, 2019

14 UW undergraduates selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

  Continuing the UW’s tradition of producing Fulbright students, 14 undergraduate and 2 graduate students have been selected for this prestigious program. They will join approximately 1,900 students and recent graduates from around the country to teach, study and research abroad. This year’s class will travel to countries such as Estonia, Chile and Kosovo. The…

May 23, 2019

Othello: A speech by Samia Ali

Bryan Nakata

Samia Ali posing on the University of Washington campus.

On January 16, 2019, Samia Ali, ’21, delivered a powerful speech during the opening celebration for the Othello-UW Commons, a multi-functional partnership space in Southeast Seattle’s Othello neighborhood. Ali’s speech details her experience growing up in the area for 11 years, from the vibrant people who live there to the spaces she holds sacred. This video uses parts of…

May 22, 2019

Three UW students honored by the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Drawing of a globe

The Boren Awards program honored three University of Washington students, naming Conor Cunningham and Sarah Slack as recipients, and Oliver Lang as an alternate.  A competitive award, more than 850 students applied, and only 244 were offered positions. Boren Scholarships award up to $20,000 to study language and regions critical to U.S. interests. In exchange…

May 20, 2019

Spring Celebration showcases Huskies’ dedication to service and leadership

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Student stands in front of her poster and explains her research

University of Washington students’ dedication to community engagement and leadership will be recognized at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 21 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Husky Union Building (HUB) on the UW Seattle campus. The annual event showcases UW undergraduates who serve and lead in their communities, both on…

May 16, 2019

Undergraduates to present research spanning academic disciplines on May 17, 2019

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Mary Gates Hall Commons during the Undergraduate Research Symposium

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 Regent Constance Rice, Provost Mark Richards and…

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