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Campaign 2016
Campaign 2016

People

Our Leading-Edge Experience

The University of Washington has been educating visionary built environment professionals for more than 100 years. Today, our students, faculty and partners in five disciplines are developing ways to address the urban needs of modern society. At our core, teaching and learning are paramount. We guide our students in becoming skilled professionals and experts grounded in history, theory, culture, craftsmanship, leadership, collaboration and technical skills. You can help guarantee our mission continues by supporting our people in the following areas.

Support Students
New scholarships and fellowships will help us attract and retain the most skilled and gifted students. Through financial support, we are able to compete with other top universities to recruit these first-rate students and minimize the financial burden of acquiring a professional education.

New funding to support new technologies, classroom supplies, travel, conference attendance, books, and other extracurricular activities will enhance our leading-edge student experience allowing us to produce experienced graduates who are well-rounded citizens and work ready.

Support Faculty
New endowed professorships and chairs will allow us to fill key teaching and research positions and attract and retain the highest quality faculty. Support for our faculty means we are able to meet the needs of our growing programs and advancing and diversifying our curriculum. Through faculty recruitment we are also able to maintain strong industry relationships and encourage innovative and fearless research, tackling our built environments most pressing challenges.

Support Ph.D.
By supporting our BE Ph.D. students, you will help enhance our teaching and research capabilities and creates a pipeline of highly qualified faculty members to teach future generations of students. Ph.D. students are essential to the discovery process. By funding their work, you enable a select and dedicated group of individuals explore the impacts of built environments, address important questions about process, sustainability, planning, development, preservation, and green spaces. Their work helps influence major policy and community based decisions and is essential to our ability to advance the academia of our fields. Learn more about our interdisciplinary Built Environments Ph.D. programs.