Category Archives: Researcher Spotlights

Professor Pozzo Honored with Education Award

Earlier this month Lilo Pozzo, Weyerhaeuser Endowed Associated Professor of Chemical Engineering at the UW, was recognized for her outstanding leadership in education by the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative at their annual Women in Clean Energy Symposium. She was honored for her student mentorship and leadership of post-Hurricane Maria recovery initiative in Puerto Rico.

Congratulation, Professor Pozzo!

To read the full article, click here. 

Researcher Spotlight: Melissa Krook

Melissa Krook is a recent UW alumna from the Psychology department. During her time here, Melissa was one of our Undergraduate Research Leaders and a Scan Design Innovations in Pain summer program researcher! Her story has recently been highlighted by UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Melissa has done some great work, and her journey is unique and inspiring! To read about it, click here.

URP Congratulates MacArthur Awardee Professor Kristina Olson

Three weeks ago Kristina Olson, an Associate Professor of Psychology here are the University of Washington, was named one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows.

The MacArthur Fellowship honors Olson’s research at the Social Cognitive Development Lab, which she established and runs at the UW, as well as the TransYouth Project, which she created and is now the nation’s largest longitudinal study of transgender children. The award comes with a $625,00 stipend that can help Olson support further research.

Congratulations, Professor Olson!

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Honoring Implicit Bias Research

In case you missed it in the midst of starting school:

Last month Professor Greenwald from Psychology was honored for his research on Implicit Bias through the Golden Goose Award! The Award recognizes the Implicit Association Test Greenwald and his colleagues developed over two decades ago, as well as the impact their research has had throughout those years.  Read the full article here.

Professor Paul Yager named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

UW Bioengineering’s Professor Paul Yager has been elected as a 2017 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Professor Yager develops two-dimensional paper networks (2DPNs) for diagnosing disease, with the long-term goal of increasing access to healthcare in developed and developing countries. His projects involve collaborations with non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and industry. Professor Yager has also been a stellar mentor for dozens of undergraduate researchers in his career, and recently gave a lecture for our Research Exposed! class about his work. You can learn more about Professor Yager’s research on his faculty page here.

EXPD Art Committee Student Art Show

The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) Art committee invites all undergraduates who have participated in EXPD programs to submit a photograph or piece of art or writing that answers the question “What’s Your Story?” Accepted pieces will be hung in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity. Authors and artists will be invited to an unveiling on Friday, December 1. Priority deadline for submissions is November 13, 2017. More information about the show can be found here.