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Research Spotlight & News

May 9, 2023

Undergraduates at the intersections of research: from blueprints to breakthroughs and visual arts to virtual reality

On May 19, over 1,000 undergraduates will present their research and scholarship to the public at the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Celebrating scholarship and cutting-edge research of undergraduate researchers from all academic disciplines, the Symposium brings together students, faculty members and the greater community to engage with a diverse showcase of research and academic achievement at a signature event for the University of Washington.

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April 10, 2023

Five UW students named 2023 Goldwater Scholars

Five University of Washington undergraduates have been honored as Goldwater Scholars by the Goldwater Foundation. Four of the five awardees are WRF Fellows and/or URLs who work closely with the URP. We are so proud of these students and the mentors who support them!

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November 18, 2022

U.S. Under Secretary James Kvaal visits the UW Undergraduate Research Program

URP hosted a visit from U.S Under Secretary James Kvaal on November 3, 2022 and discussed research being conducted by current UW students and faculty, and the value of undergraduate research in promoting student belonging, retention, and career advancement.

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June 7, 2022

A monumental reckoning

Twenty undergraduate students in the arts and humanities examined the complex factors that lead to the creation, interpretation and removal of monuments in an innovative, interdisciplinary research institute.

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March 30, 2022

UW senior Rachel Shi selected to present at 2022 Posters on the Hill

UW senior Rachel Shi was selected to present at Posters on the Hill, a prestigious event hosted by the Council of Undergraduate Research. Shi is also a Levinson Scholar and serves as an Undergraduate Research Leader.

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March 30, 2022

UW sophomore Alex Mallen and junior Sharlene Shirali selected for the Goldwater Scholarship

UW sophomore Alex Mallen and junior, WRF scholar, Sharlene Shirali were selected for the competitive Goldwater Scholarship, a national award.

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February 10, 2022

New Ph.D. grad Nuttada Panpradist ready for next challenge: faculty position

An article written by the UW Department of Bioengineering recognizes the work of 2016 Undergraduate Research Mentor awardee, Nuttada Panpradist. Panpradist speaks about her journey of becoming who she is today, an award-winning and inspirational mentor, researcher and educator.

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January 24, 2022

New COVID research published in Cell co-authored by undergraduate student Daniel Chen

UW undergraduate, Daniel Chen, is co-first author on a newly published article in the journal, Cell. The paper focuses on long COVID, specifically how it occurs, and what aspects of initial COVID-19 can lead to the development of long COVID in patients months later. Read the full article here.

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December 15, 2021

Apply now for the 2022 Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program!

Are you a current UW undergraduate student interested in pain research and looking for a paid, fully immersive summer undergraduate research opportunity? Consider applying for the Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program. The deadline to apply is February 2, 2022.

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November 19, 2021

UW Tacoma students conduct research aboard arctic cruise ship

Masura and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Cheryl Greengrove decided to have groups of students accompany them on the Adventuress to help conduct research in order to expose students to work in the field.

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November 16, 2021

UAA article highlights URP building community among students

Student well-being is top of mind as programs across Undergraduate Academic Affairs are welcoming back our students. This work involves building community so students feel connected and a sense of belonging.

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November 9, 2021

Undergraduate students on the hunt for cancer killing molecules

Dozens of University of Washington undergraduates were involved in a cancer drug screening project that is the subject of a new paper in the journal Cells.

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August 5, 2021

Jacob Lawrence in Seattle: UW students and libraries create new book

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely recognized as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Part of Lawrence’s career was spent at the UW as a Professor of Art from 1971 – 1986. For the first time since his retirement from UW, Lawrence’s work and teaching are now the subjects of a new course at the UW School of Art + Art History + Design, taught by Assistant Professor of Art History Juliet Sperling.

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