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Office of Undergraduate Research

At the UW, undergraduates are an integral part of our research community. The Office of Undergraduate Research provides resources and opportunities to support students, mentors, and staff across all disciplines to support the creation of transformative research experiences.

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Research Spotlight and News

Innovation revealed at the 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 8, 2024 // On May 17, over 1,200 undergraduates will present cutting-edge research and scholarship at the 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, a signature event for the University of Washington.
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Honorees announced for 2024 undergraduate research recognition awards

May 2, 2024 // The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the 27 students who received Population Health Recognition Awards as part of their participation in the 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
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Bitaniya Giday, UW junior, scholar, community organizer and poet, selected as Truman Scholar

April 12, 2024 // When University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce, Provost Tricia Serio and Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor appeared in the Zoom room of Bitaniya Giday’s African American studies class, Giday was confused and even wondered if she was in trouble for something.
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Three UW students named 2024 Goldwater Scholars

April 9, 2024 // Three University of Washington undergraduates have been honored as Goldwater Scholars by the Goldwater Foundation, continuing the longstanding tradition of the UW students receiving this honor.
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UW senior Abby Burtner selected to be 1 of 16 Churchill Scholars

January 23, 2024 // Abby Burtner, ‘24, has been awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the field of biochemistry. As a Churchill Scholar, Burtner’s next step is to complete a fully-funded master’s degree in pathology at Cambridge University.
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