Financial Aid training on Twitter

Our Toppenish/Yakima Valley GEAR UP office is creating a series of Financial Aid training tweets on Twitter.  This is a part of the College Media Access Initiative, pushing information to our 13 GEAR UP high schools in the Yakima, Skagit and Klickitat valleys. Each of our GEAR UP high schools has installed large “smart monitors”

GEAR UP West, October 18-20, 2015

This year GEAR UP West will be held in Boise, Idaho on October 18-20. GEAR UP West is a collaborative regional conference for college access practitioners from the western states of the US.  Attendees include GEAR UP and other college access program staff, evaluators, higher education professionals, and middle and high school teachers, counselors, and

Math and me: Children who identify with math get higher scores

How strongly children identify with math (their math “self-concept”) can be used to predict how high they will score on a standardized test of math achievement, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Washington. The study, published in the October issue of the journal Learning and Instruction, is the first to demonstrate

National GEAR UP Week, Sept. 21-15

September 21-25, 2015 is National GEAR UP week.  Follow us on Twitter @UWGEARUP for stories, pictures and words of encouragement.  GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. #GEARUPWorks #iheartGEARUP

UW labs win $4.5 million NSF nanotechnology infrastructure grant

The University of Washington and Oregon State University have won a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to advance nanoscale science, engineering and technology research in the Pacific Northwest and support a new network of user sites across the country. The regional partnership was selected as one of 16 sites for a new National

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