Honors and Awards

  • UW announces 2024 Awards of Excellence recipients

    The UW is delighted to announce the recipients of the 54th annual University of Washington Awards of Excellence! The awards honor outstanding alumni, faculty, staff, students and retirees who contribute to the richness and diversity of our University community.

    06/15/2024 | University of Washington
  • “Starman” Fraser Wins Teaching Award

    The 2023-24 Honors Excellence in Teaching Award goes to Dr. Oliver Fraser, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Astronomy.

    05/16/2024 | UW Honors
  • 2024 Husky 100

    The College of Arts & Sciences celebrates undergraduate and graduate students from across all four divisions, who are recognized for making the most of their time at the UW. 

    05/01/2024 | University of Washington
  • Two UW researchers named AAAS Fellows

    A tradition dating back to 1874, election as an AAAS Fellow is a lifetime honor, and all fellows are expected to meet the commonly held standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.
    04/18/2024 | UW News
  • UW graduate and professional disciplines have strong showing on US Newsâ Best Graduate Schools rankings

    The University of Washingtonâs graduate and professional degree programs were widely recognized as among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Reportâs 2025 Best Graduate Schools rankings released late Monday.
    04/08/2024 | UW News
  • Fellows, Futurists & More Awards

    Recent awards and appointments celebrate Arts & Sciences faculty, staff, and alumni research, leadership, and more. 

    March 2024 Perspectives
  • Transplant organ freezing and rewarming technique wins UW health innovation challenge

    A team working on prolonging the lifespan of transplant organs took home the top prize in the 9th annual Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge at the UW. BioLegacy, made up of Seattle University and UW finance, mechanical engineering, and chemistry students, was awarded the $15,000 WRF Capital Grand Prize for its organ cryopreservation and rewarming innovation. The team was one of 22 that competed in this year’s final round of competition at the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. Other UW projects are mentioned.
  • UW graduate receives prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship

    Sonia Fereidooni, who earned bachelorâs and masterâs degrees from the University of Washington, was selected for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Fereidooni, 22, will receive a full-cost scholarship to pursue doctoral work in Digital Humanities at the University of Cambridge, England. The highly competitive scholarship brings recognition of accomplishments and future promise. This year, 26 students...
    UW News
  • TIME 2024 WOMEN OF THE YEAR: The Poet Whose Writing Will Be Launched Into Space

    Ada Limón is no stranger to good news. In 2022, she was appointed the 24th poet laureate of the U.S. Last spring, she was granted a two-year second term. And in October came the announcement that she’d won a MacArthur “genius” grant. Ada Limón, UW School of Drama alumna, is featured.

  • NASA boosts deep-space interferometer and other far-out ideas

    A proposal to build a far-flung set of radio antennas to measure the cosmos is one of 13 far-out concepts to receive seed funding from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, also known as NIAC. Matthew McQuinn, associate professor of astronomy at the UW, is quoted.
  • UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences maintains No. 1 global ranking; more than two dozen UW subjects in top 50

    Six University of Washington subjects ranked in the top 10, and atmospheric sciences maintained its position as No. 1 in the world on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2023. The ranking, released at the end of October, was conducted by researchers at the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, a fully independent organization dedicated to research on higher education intelligence and consultation.
    UW News
  • UW Professor Briana Abrahms Named 2023 Packard Fellow

    Briana Abrahms serves as the Boersma Endowed Chair of Natural History and Conservation at UW, and recently received the prestigious Packard Fellowship. Abrahms’ lab will receive $875,000 to pursue research regarding the impacts of environmental change on animal behavior. Writer Samuel Abraham sits down with the professor and distills her ongoing research.

    The Daily UW
  • Awards for Justice, Environmental Research & More

    Recent awards and appointments celebrate Arts & Sciences faculty research, leadership, and more. 

    November 2023 Perspectives
  • Meet the 2023 Homecoming Scholars

    The UWAA is proud to honor six extraordinary students across the UW whose stories exemplify Husky adaptability, tenacity and resolve. Each student receives a scholarship and was recognized at the Homecoming football game on Sat. Oct. 21, 2023.

    UW Alumni Association
  • UW’s Chandan Reddy named one of six ‘Freedom Scholars’ for work on race, gender and sexuality

    Chandan Reddy, an associate professor of gender, women and sexuality studies and of the comparative history of ideas at the University of Washington, has been named a “Freedom Scholar” by the Marguerite Casey Foundation.
    UW News