News and Events Archive

July 8, 2016
WiSE UP Presentation
PEERs Leader Mayoore Jaiswal presents to UW's WiSE UP program participants.

July 8, 2016
Math Academy Presentation
PEERs Leader Mayoore Jaiswal presents to UW's Mathematics Academy.

June 10, 2016
PEERs students present culminating projects from the spring quarter course
Please join the PEERs students and instructors in HUB 334 on Friday, June 10th from 2:30 - 4:20 p.m. for their final presentations.

April 19, 2016
Dr. Joyce Yen presents as a keynote speaker at the UW Teaching and Learning Symposium
Dr. Joyce Yen presents "Doing Race and Equity Pedagogy" as a keynote speaker at the UW's Center for Learning and Teaching Symposium.

March 31, 2016
The annual PEERs course begins
Dr. Joyce Yen and Dr. Sapna Cheryan, PEERs course instructors, welcomed 30 new students to the three-credit PEERs seminar.

February 15, 2016
Alexis Nelson presents at Transforming the Diversity Landscape Symposium at the TMS Annual Meeting
Program Operations Specialist Alexis Nelson gave a presentation about PEERs at The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

November 18th, 2015
PEERs highlighted in Provost’s report
PEERs was highlighted in the November 2015 Provost’s report on race and equity in higher education. (full report)

November 3rd, 2015
Exploring Engineering
PEERs Leaders present to Exploring Engineering, ENGR 101

October 28th, 2015
Engineering Exploration
PEERs Leaders present to Engineering Exploration, ENGR 101

April 25, 2015
Engineering Discovery Days
PEERs Leaders hosted a table and engaged attenees at the Engineering Discovery Days.

January 30th, 2015
Alexis Nelson presents at UW Diversity Council symposium
Program Operations Specialist Alexis Nelson gave a presentation about PEERS to the UW Diversity Council’s 2015 symposium “Diversity at UW: Promising Practices for Inclusive Campuses”

October 28th, 2014
Exploring Engineering
PEERs Leaders present to Exploring Engineering, ENGR 101

October 22nd, 2014
Exploring Engineering
PEERs Leaders present to Exploring Engineering, ENGR 101

September 17, 2014
PEERS Presentation for the STARS Program
PEERs Leaders present to the UW College of Engineering STARS Program participants.

August 14, 2014
PEERS highlighted by College social media
PEERs was highlighted by the College of Engineering on Facebook.

July 8, 2014
PEERS Presentation for Math Academy
PEERs Leaders present to the UW College of Engineering Math Academy participants.

July 1, 2014
PEERS Presentation for WiSE UP Program
PEERs Leaders present to the 2014 WiSE UP Program.

June 12, 2014
PEERs Presentation for Roosevelt High School's Robotics Club.
PEERs Leaders present to the Roosevelt High School Robotics Club.

June, 2014
PEERs Leader Consults on High School Project
PEERs Leader Ahlmahz Negash consults with local high school student about gender and STEM.

March 13 – 14, 2014
PEERs Co-PI attending NSF conference "Improving the Undergraduate STEM Experience"
PEERs Co-PI Sheryl Burgstahler will attend the NSF’s Innovation Through Institutional Integration conference "Improving the Undergraduate STEM Experience" in Washington D.C.

February 10, 2014
PEERs Presentation for Empowerment Through Education.
PEERs Leaders present to the UW student group Empowerment Through Education.

January 21, 2014
PEERs Leaders' 2012 WiSE presentation on website
PEERs Leaders 2012 WiSE presentation about engineering and diversity has been uploaded to the website. You may watch the presentation here!

November 21, 2013
PEERs Presentation for STARS Program
PEERs Leaders present to the UW STARS program.

October 22, 2013
PEERs Presentation for LSAMP Program
PEERs Leaders present to the UW LSAMP program.

October 21, 2013
PEERs Presentation for UW STEM Bridge
PEERs Leaders present to the UW STEM Bridge program.

October 9, 2013
PEERs Presentation for Engineering for Society
PEERs Leaders present to the Engineering for Society (ENGR 202) course.

September 6, 2013
PEERs Presentation for S-STEM and WiSE-UP Bridge Program
PEERs Leaders present to the S-STEM and WiSE-UP Bridge Program

July 19, 2013
PEERs Leaders' Raps published on website
PEERs Leaders created a series of raps about engineering and diversity. You may listen to them here!

July 19, 2013
PEERs Presentation for NSF Research Experience & Mentoring Program
PEERs Leaders present to the NSF Research Experience & Mentoring Program participants.

July 9, 2013
PEERs Presentation for Math Academy
PEERs Leaders present to the UW College of Engineering Math Academy participants.

June 7, 2013
PEERs Capacity Building Institute
PEERs staff and leaders will share about the program and offer a forum in which UW participants may brainstorm additional diversity initiatives that could be implemented on campus.

June 4, 2013
PEERs Leaders present to Chemical Engineering's Distinguished Young Scholars Selection Panel
PEERs leaders share about the program with the Chemical Engineering department.

May 29, 2013
PEERs Presentation at Seattle Central
PEERs Leaders are invited to present at Seattle Central Community College.

April 30, 2013
PEERs Leader Megan Torkildson Finalist in CHI Competition
PEERs leader Megan Torkildson was announced as a finalist in the Computer Human Interaction Student Research Competition at the ACM SIGCHI 2013 Conference in Paris, France.

April 30, 2013
Dr. Joyce Yen Shares about PEERs with Engr 498C Class
Dr. Joyce Yen shares about the PEERs program with members of the Engr 498C class, "Preparing for Graduate Education."

April 26-27, 2013
PEERs Leaders host booth at College of Engineering's Discovery Days
PEERs leaders facilitate educational experiences for children and adults at Discovery Days booth.

March 2, 2013
PEER Leaders Present at WiSE Conference
PEER Leaders share information about the program at the WiSE Conference.

May 19, 2012
Members of PEERs Leaders team attend leadership retreat
Four PEERs leaders attend College of Engineering's Community of Minority and Women Engineering Societies Leadership Retreat on the Microsoft campus.

May 18, 2012
PEERs Leaders present to Chemical Engineering's Distinguished Young Scholars Selection Panel
PEERs leaders share about the program with the Chemical Engineering department.

May 2-11, 2012
PEERs Leaders host table at Red Square
PEERs leaders share about the program with the campus community at Red Square. Stop by May 2, 4, 7, 9, or 11 from 10:30am-12:30pm.

April 20-21, 2012
PEERs Leaders host booth at College of Engineering's Discovery Days
PEERs leaders facilitate educational experiences for children and adults at Discovery Days booth.

April 19, 2012
PEERs Leader Presentation at South Seattle Community College
PEERs leaders share about PEERs with students at South Seattle Community College.

March 6, 2012
PEERs Leader Give S-STEM Presentation
PEERs leaders share about PEERs with the S-STEM program.

February 2012
Visit the PEERs Facebook page!
PEERs leaders created a Facebook page to encourage greater engagement with the PEERs program and dissemination of topics regarding diversity in science and engineering. Visit the page here!

February 25, 2012
PEERs Leader Presentation at WiSE Conference
PEERs leaders present "PEERs: A Closer Look at Diversity in Engineering.". Located in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) #248 from 9:45-10:45am.

December 15, 2011
PEERs Seminar Final Presentations
PEERs seminar students present their quarter work. Open to the public. Electrical Engineering Building 303, 12:30-2:30pm

December 5, 2011
PEERs Leaders Attend Women in Electrical Engineering Event
PEERs Leaders share insights from the PEERs seminar with attendees.

November 19, 2011
PEER Leaders Presentation at MESA
PEER Leaders present to MESA's Saturday Academy about what they've learned through PEERs.

November 10, 2011
PEER Leaders attend S-STEM Kick-Off
PEER Leaders talk about the PEERs program at S-STEM's annual kick-off event.

November 7, 2011
PEER Leaders attend S-STEM Kick-Off
PEER Leaders talk about the PEERs program at S-STEM's annual kick-off event.

November 3, 2011
NSF I-Cubed Mid-Point Reverse Site Visit of PEERs Program
Representatives from the University of Washington's PEERs Program will participate in a videoconference with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to discuss the accomplishments, management, and outcomes of the program.

October 4, 2011
First day of the Fall 2011 PEERs Seminar
PEERs faculty and students meet for the first class of the 2011-2012 academic year.

September 28, 2011
PEER Leaders Present to "Engineering for Society" first-year seminar
PEER Leaders share what they have learned through the PEERs program with the student enrolled in the "Engineering for Society" seminar.

September 12, 2011
PEER Leaders Present to Summer Bridge program
PEER Leaders share what they have learned through the PEERs program with the student participating in the STEM Summer Bridge program.

July 27, 2011
PEER Leaders Present to Engineering Undergraduate Research Program
PEER Leaders share what they have learned through the PEERs program with the Engineering Undergraduate Research Program

July 11, 2011
PEER Leaders Present to the Math Academy
PEER Leaders share what they have learned through the PEERs program with the Math Academy

June 24-25, 2011
PEER Co-PIs attend Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network Workshop
Workshop for Institutions with National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) Awards With a Broadening Participation Strand

May 12, 2011
PEER Leaders Present to S-STEM Scholars
PEER Leaders share what they have learned through the PEERs program with the S-STEM scholars, another NSF-funded program.

April 5, 2011
Congratulations to PEERS Leader Ahlmahz Negash
Ahlmahz was awarded a 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!  This prestigious award provides tuition and a stipend for three years of graduate study.  Ahlmahz is a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering.

April 4, 2011
PEER Leaders Presentations in ENGR 100 classes
PEER Leaders present to ENGR100 classes what they've learned through PEERs and encourage students to enroll in the PEERs seminar.

February 26, 2011
PEER Leaders Presentation at WISE Conference
PEER Leaders present at the 2011 WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Conference about what they've learned through PEERs.

December 16, 2010
PEERs Seminar Final Presentations
PEERs final student presentations on “What might our engineering peers need to know from this class to make the UW College of Engineering more inclusive and welcoming?”

December 11, 2010
PEER Leaders Presentation at MESA
PEER Leaders present to MESA about what they've learned through PEERs.

November 17, 2010
College of Engineering putting diversity front and center
PEERs featured in a UW News article.

November 9-10, 2010
NSF Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) PI Meeting
Annual program meeting for NSF I3 will be November 9th and 10th, 2010.

October 4, 2010
PEER Leaders Presentation at ENGR100 Classes
PEER Leaders present at ENGR100 classes about the PEERs course.

September 14, 2010
PEER Leaders Presentation at Engineering Bridge Program»
Peer Leaders present at the UW STEM Institute/Engineering Bridge Program. View the presentation (pdf)

July 21, 2010
PEER Leaders Presentation at Engineering Undergraduate Research Program (EURP)»
Peer Leaders present at the Engineering Undergraduate Research Program.

July 12, 2010
PEER Leaders Presentation at Math Academy "Engineering Explorations"»
PEER Leaders present at the 2010 Mathematics Academy during the "Engineering Explorations" seminars and lab series.

June 6-9, 2010
Joint Annual Meeting for I-Cubed (Innovation through Institutional Integration) (pdf)
PDF of booklet from the 2010 meeting (requires Adobe Reader)

May 25, 2010
PEER Leaders Presentation at the College of Engineering Spring Faculty Meeting

February 20, 2010
PEER Leaders Presentation at the WiSE Conference 2010
PEER Leaders will present at the 19th Annual WiSE Conference. View the presentation here.

December 15, 2009
PEERs Seminar Student Presentations
Fall 2009 PEERs Course comes to a close with student presentations. The PEERs students will be presenting in the Electrical Engineering Building room 303 at 11:00 AM.

December 14, 2009
PEERs P.I. Sapna Cheryan's research on women and computer science
Dr. Cheryan's research, on how "geek" stereotypes that drive women away from computer science can be conveyed through environments, was featured on uwnews.org and msnbc.com.

October 1, 2009
PEERs Seminar begins
The fall PEERs seminar will begin on October 1, 2009. The class will meet in MEB room 242.

April 28, 2009
Capacity Building Institute
The one-day CBI was held at UW, focusing on grant goals with 33 attendees across campus

February 17, 2009
NSF Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) Press Release
Press release includes PEERs as one of the first-round awardees from the National Science Foundation Innovation through Institutional Integration program.