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  • The 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium moves online

    May 12, 2020

    On Friday, May 15, 2020, more than 850 undergraduates will participate in the 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be held online. When held in person, the UW’s Undergraduate Research Symposium is one of the largest in the country. This year’s online event is likely to follow suit. Student presenters represent all three University…

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  • Field report: Honors course explores whether national parks are in progress or peril

    April 22, 2020

    Photo of the class with Mt. Rainier in the background.

    This course will take students on an exciting two week field study to the three “wilderness jewels” of Washington state’s national parks, Mount Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades, and follow with class time in autumn quarter. Students should be comfortable hiking moderately strenuous trails almost every day of the trip, camping in remote locations, and…

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  • University of Washington junior Virginia Burton receives prestigious Truman Scholarship

    April 15, 2020

    Congratulations to University of Washington junior, Virginia Burton, for being selected for the prestigious Truman Scholarship. A highly competitive award, only 62 students were selected  from more than 773 nominations. The scholarship recognizes future leaders driven to make change at the policy level. Students are selected based on outstanding leadership, demonstrated civic engagement, academic potential…

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  • Three UW students named Goldwater scholars for 2020

    March 31, 2020

    Photo collage of Keyan Gootkin, Parker Ruth and Karen Zhang

    Congratulations Keyan Gootkin, Parker Ruth and Karen Zhang, UW's newest Goldwater Scholars.UW News The Goldwater Foundation honored three University of Washington students this year with its undergraduate scholarship for students studying the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Undergraduates Keyan Gootkin, Parker Ruth and Karen Zhang were selected for the award from a pool of more…

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  • UW Honors students use art to disrupt the narrative on homelessness 

    March 6, 2020

    Portrait of Addis Michael Jr.

    Real Change vendor Addis Michael Junior's inner light is beautifully captured by the halo surrounding him. The artist Derek Gundy donated his time and talent to create this portrait. This painting is on display as part of the Portraits for Change exhibit, currently in the Allen Library Atrium through March 12. Students in the Interdisciplinary…

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