Newsletter Article

Hello 2012 Cohort!

2012 Cohort

The 2012 cohort to the UW Psychology Graduate Program was one of our largest in recent years. Lead TA Danny O'Rourke spent weeks preparing for their orientation, which takes place a week before the start of autumn quarter. This year's sessions combined many aspects of training and orientation--students participated in the campus-wide TA/RA Conference, laboratory and field safety training, and familiarized themselves with the UW Psychology Department's resources and research.

And, like all previous cohorts, 2012's group arrived with many and varied accomplishments. Some notables from the group:

  • Three students were awarded Top Scholar Summer Research Assistantships which will provide them with support during their first summer in our program.
  • One student is an international debating champion.
  • Another student was the second place winner of a watermelon eating competition in Shanghai.
  • Three students were the recipients of the College of Arts & Sciences, Natural Sciences Fellowship in recognition of their outstanding credentials as they entered our graduate program.  
  • Two students received fellowship and assistantship support from the UW Graduate School, the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP). These awards provide tuition waivers, stipends, and cover health insurance.
  • One student just received funding through NSF before UW even started. Check out her profile here.

With credentials like these, we are looking forward to what the 2012 cohort will accomplish as they progress through our program!

Supplemental Reading:

  • Past articles on the entering cohort, 2009, 2010, and 2011.