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UW Bothell finishes academic year with a record number of Merit scholarships

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The following is a release from the University of Washington Bothell:

The 2012-2013 academic year has been a record-setting one for UW Bothell in producing competitive leaders and researchers at the undergraduate, graduate, and even faculty levels. Individuals from multiple disciplines have been selected for highly competitive awards, including several Mary Gates awards and the UW Libraries Research Award. UW Bothell has also presented a strong presence in the competition for several prestigious national and international awards, including a Coro Fellowship and four Fulbright Awards.

“These awards are the fruition of UW Bothell’s recent investment in student support services that help students identify and apply for scholarships,” says Hung Dang, associate vice chancellor of enrollment and student affairs. “This record growth in leadership and research scholarship awards reflects the goal of our institution to be a place where we nurture students to be successful academically and to be engaged in meaningful ways.”

The UW Bothell administration expects this trend to grow as students, faculty and staff benefit from the institution’s innovative programs and schools, including the new School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, which will be housed in the science and academic building scheduled for completion in 2014.

Leadership

  • Emily Christian, Fulbright Award, International Education Administrators Program

    Role: Interim Director of Student Services

    Project: STEM programs and best practices in career development in Germany and France

  • Yekaterina Klepanchuk, 2013-14 Coro Fellow in Public Affairs

    Class of 2013, Global Studies

    Placement: Pittsburgh, PA

  • Aspasea McKenna, 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University

    Class of 2013, Business

    Project: "Using soccer as a development tool to increase primary education rates, combat poverty and break down gender and inter-ethnic divides"

  • Christopher Nelson, Mary Gates Venture Scholarship

    Class of 2013, Nursing

    Project: "Policy Recommendations for Greenlandic and Danish Nursing"

  • Alejandra Perez, Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship

    Class of 2016, Society, Ethics, & Human Behavior

    Project: "Beyond Dreaming: Scholarship List for Undocumented Students in Washington State"

 

Research

  • Paulette Costanza, Mary Gates Research Scholarship

    Class of 2013, Environmental Studies

    Project: "Linking People, Highlands, and Climate: Climate change on high-elevation socio-ecological systems in the tropical Andes"

  • Ty Edwards, Fulbright Research/Study Grant

    Class of 2013, Master of Arts in Cultural Studies

    Project: "Support Services for International Student Populations in Higher Education", University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Dan Jaffe, Fulbright Scholar

    Role: Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

    Placement: Distinguished Chair in Environmental Sciences at the Parthenope, University of Naples, Italy

  • Marcus Johnson, Mary Gates Research Scholarship

    Class of 2013, Global Studies

    Project: "The Multi Dimensions of Blackness: Cultural Hegemony in the US and Abroad"

  • Rena Kawasaki, UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates

    Class of 2013, Community Psychology

    Project: "How Language Use Indicates Acculturation and Enculturation Processes of Native Japanese Americans: Examples from the 1946 Issues of Hokubei Hochi"

  • Rachel Kearns, NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

    Class of 2014, Biology

    Placement: Physical Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

  • Jessica Manfredi, Leadership Alliance Summer Research - Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

    Class of 2014, Global Studies

    Placement: Tufts University, Boston, MA

  • Christopher Nelson, Fulbright Research/Study Grant

    Class of 2013, Nursing

    Project: “Understanding the Expanded Nursing Scope of Practice in Denmark and Greenland", University of the Arctic Consortium, Denmark

  • Jenia Ostrovskaya, Mary Gates Research Scholarship

    Class of 2014, Biology

    Project: "Planarians Do Not Require Light Stimulus for Functional Regeneration of Photoreceptors"

Study Abroad

  • Ashley Baker, GO! Scholarship

    Class of 2015, Environmental Science

    Program: Environmental Studies in the Ecuadorian Mainland and the Galapagos Islands

  • Shauniece Drayton, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

    Class of 2014, Community Psychology

    Program: Zambia - Student Centered Health Education and Outreach: A Story of Urban and Rural Community Development

  • Meliaokalani Lam, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

    Class of 2014, Environmental Studies

    Program: Peruvian Field Studies: Ecology and Community from the Andes to the Amazon

  • Nykole Mitchell, Fritz Scholarship

    Class of 2014, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior

    Program: Disability in Limited Resource Environments Brazil

  • Julia Nelson, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

    Class of 2014, Global Studies

    Program: Uppsala University Exchange, Sweden

  • Justin Nygard, CIEE Language Intensive Focus Track (LIFT) Scholarship, Fritz Scholarship

    Class of 2014, Global Studies

    Study Abroad Program: Intensive Chinese Language and Culture, CIEE Study Center in Nanjing, China

  • Sarah Reeves, GO! Scholarship

    Class of 2015, Community Psychology, Environmental Studies

    Program: SIT Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

  • Christinna Rieken, GO! Scholarship

    Class of 2014, Community Psychology

    Program: Disability in Limited Resource Environments Brazil

  • Christopher Wright, GO! Scholarship

    Class of 2014, Environmental Science

    Program: Environmental Studies in the Ecuadorian Mainland and the Galapagos Islands

  • Michael Wright, Boren Scholarship Alternate, Fritz Scholarship

    Class of 2014, Law, Economics and Public Policy

    Study Abroad Program: The Russian Far East, School of Russian and Asian Studies in Vladivostok, Russia

  • Maggie Yaddoff, GO! Scholarship

Class of 2016, CUSP

Program: Natural History of Costa Rica

 

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