Welcome to our 2016 Cohort!
This past September, 15 promising new graduate students began their doctoral studies in psychology at the University of Washington.
Incoming students have arrived at UW from across the continent. Several students received degrees from institutions on the East Coast, from North Carolina (Duke) to Quebec, Canada (McGill) and in between (Harvard, SUNY Albany, and Bowdoin). Three of our students attended the UW as undergraduates. Many students attended schools in California (Humboldt, USC, CSU Fullerton, and CSU Long Beach).
Several of our incoming students have already earned fellowships and awards. Two students received Psychology Department Scholar fellowships from the department. Five of our students either received Top Scholar Awards or GO-MAP Diversity Awards from the UW Graduate School during our competitive recruitment cycle.
New students attended a weeklong orientation before the official start of fall quarter, organized by an advanced graduate student who has been selected as the Department’s Lead TA. This year's Lead TA is Sarah Edmunds (Child Clinical with Wendy Stone). Orientation events included: the campus-wide TA/RA conference; a formal welcome from our Department Chair, Sheri Mizumori; course requirement planning sessions; and presentations on campus resources such as specialized library consulting, Hall Health,and the UW Counseling Center. Students reported that they learned most from and greatly enjoyed the panels of current graduate students providing perspectives and information on the first year experience, teaching, and research.