RISE UP/GEAR UP

UW again maintains No. 15 in world university ranking

The University of Washington remained No. 15 on the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which was released Tuesday. The UW again ranked 13th among U.S. universities and fourth among public institutions worldwide. The ranking considers several indicators of academic or research

Professional Development for Site Coordinators & Counselors

On August 8, UW GEAR UP Site Coordinators and Counselors will receive Professional Development training “Sprint to the Finish – Strategies for Completing the Admission and Enrollment Processes” for our GEAR UP high school seniors.  Peter Van Buskirk, who last year gave training on Best College Fit, will return to share these strategies, including an

Mastering College Essentials, August 2-3

Nearly 190 University of Washington GEAR UP Rising Seniors are registered for the Mastering College Essentials event which will take place at Yakima State Fair Park on August 2 & 3.  Keynote speaker Arel Moodie will kick of Day 1 with his inspiring and motivational session, encouraging students to take advantage off all opportunities to prepare themselves

How to print a mammoth

From University of Washington College of Engineering: The College of Engineering and Burke Museum partner on a 3-D scan-and-print project of mammoth proportions. Over 13,000 years ago, giant Columbian Mammoths roamed North America, from the northern United States to Costa Rica. Standing 13 feet at the shoulders and weighing between 18,000–22,000 pounds, with tusks that

UW GEAR UP Financial Aid site coming soon

A new website featuring Financial Aid literacy, tips, links and training is in the works.  This site will be a resource for the nearly 5000 UW GEAR UP students in 13 districts in Washington state.  Training videos for students, as well as for parents (in English and Spanish) and GEAR UP Site Coordinators, will be available

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