UW Graduate School

Uncategorized


November 14, 2019

NSF GRFP Fellow Yasmine Farhat works to protect Cambodia’s food security

Yasmine Farhat in a rice field in Cambodia

Yasmine Farhat, an NSF GRFP fellow in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, is part of an interdisciplinary UW research effort to preserve the food system of Cambodia in the face of new hydropower dams planned for construction along the Mekong River. Yasmine’s research aims to understand the variables that impact rice growth and…


May 15, 2019

How Prof. Houra Merrikh Works

Houra Merrikh, Assistant Professor Department/program: Microbiology Research focus: DNA Replication In a 2016 interview, microbiologist Houra Merrik said her goal is to “be somebody who sets an example and facilitates the system in a way that people that have gone through hardships can bring their abilities to science.” Houra knows what it means to overcome adversity: born…


May 7, 2019

Admissions

Welcome, we are pleased that you are considering graduate study at the UW! The scope and quality of graduate education at our university is remarkable, as is the caliber of our graduate students. The UW welcomes and encourages applicants from all areas of the world and actively promotes a diverse student body comprised of different ethnic,…


December 18, 2018

Lauren Fine: Talking politics with family (and not losing your cool)

“Listen, and listen more than you talk,” says Lauren Fine, a doctoral student studying political communication at the interpersonal level. It’s good advice, generally, but it’s especially prudent if you’re struggling to discuss politics with family or friends at holiday gatherings. If you’re engaged in political discussion with close others in close spaces, “try to…


November 18, 2018

Core Programs 9/27-10/10

Many of you may be getting started in a new graduate program or working with an assigned advisor. Or you may be moving into thesis/dissertation planning stages with your committee. At a recent Core Programs workshop, we offered guidance for working effectively with your advisor or research supervisor. Here are a few of the tips covered:…


Ethan Kruse

When Ethan Kruse was an undergraduate, his friends noticed that as soon as he walked outside, his eyes would naturally drift up – to the sky and the stars. Now, he’s a sixth-year Ph.D. student in Astronomy using the eclipse method to discover new planets. While the upcoming “Great American Eclipse” on Aug. 21 isn’t…


May 27, 2018

Working at GO-MAP is Best of Both Worlds

Lindsey Wilson, doctoral candidate in the College of Education, has worked as a Graduate Staff Assistant with GO-MAP for the past two years. While this may sound cliché, in August 2016 when I walked into the GO-MAP office and seen the drive, commitment, and overall joy that each staff member took in the amazing work…


May 3, 2018

Where to find mental health resources for graduate students?

I would love to find mental health resources specifically for graduate students. I am on medicaid, and have had trouble finding a long-term counseling in the area. However, the counseling center also has a long wait time for appointments. I’ve considered going to support groups, but would prefer to be with people who are similar…


November 13, 2017

Meet the Winners of the Grad School’s Distinguished Thesis Award

The Graduate School recognizes exceptional scholarship and research at the master’s and doctoral levels. These awards recognize a thesis and a dissertation in four categories: Biological Sciences, Humanities & Fine Arts, Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and the Social Sciences. Meet the winners of this year’s Distinguished Thesis Award (awarded in three of the four categories).


October 26, 2017

ABDs, Better Together

On the road of the doctoral journey, there is a destination that graduate students aspire to get to but hope not to stay at too long. That destination is the ABD, or “All But Dissertation” phase. This stage can be one of the most challenging and isolating for doctoral students as there are no more…



Next page