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Psychology to Collaborate with Corporate Partners to Enhance PhD Learning

As UW psychology rounds out our 100th year as a department, we aim to partner with local organizations that share our goals of promoting social equity, optimizing human potential, and understanding the mind through behavior and brain science. As such, we’re introducing opportunities for forward-thinking organizations to foster the next generation of leaders in psychology through support of our weekly PhD student seminars.

We’re pleased to announce that Microsoft Research will be psychology’s inaugural PhD seminar partner. Partners like Microsoft Research will help enhance these weekly sessions in which students gather for educational talks by visiting or UW faculty or fellow students in their research area. These seminars are the place where graduate students sharpen their science and grow their potential, so they can build successful careers in academia, industry, and government. 

Are you or your company interested in supporting psychology grad students? Contact Department Chair Cheryl Kaiser at to learn more.