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Student profile: Ashley Cheung

Ashley Cheung is a Conservation Biology and Community & Environmental Sociology major graduating in spring 2024. She is also Campaign Coordinator for ASM Sustainability, a Posse Scholar and member of the BIPOC Coalition. This past …

Sowing interest in Botany at Science Expeditions

The Gilroy, Maeda, and Spalding labs participated in the 2023 campus-wide Science Expeditions outreach event on April 16. They joined five other plant cell and molecular biology labs from different UW departments to create a …

Department launches mentor appreciation week

The Botany and Conservation Biology Newsletter interviews Mark Connolly, Curriculum & Graduate Program Coordinator, about the department’s mentor appreciation initiative: Who are you? For a little more than a year now, I’ve been the Curriculum …

Botany Club is back!

Starting in October of 2022, a group of students, led by graduating botany major, Amanda Shalit, revitalized the Undergraduate Botany Club. Since October, the Botany Club has hosted a plethora of events. The first meeting was a plant trivia night, followed by …

A mysterious kingdom

From mushrooms to mildews, fungi form the webs of life. Botany faculty and students are working to expand our knowledge of their roles and powers.