Academic Champions

University of Oregon students excel in classrooms, labs, athletics and around the globe in amazing ways.

The current group of Evans Scholars at Wednesday's announcement. Photo: Jack Liu
The University of Oregon and the Western Golf Association have announced a new partnership that will triple the number of Evans Scholars on campus, awarded to students who have worked as golf caddies. 
Mika Weinstein
An interview this week could shape the next two years of Mika Weinstein’s academic career and change her life forever. On Friday, Nov. 22, she will interview for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship in Seattle.
Eckblad poses with his prototype insulation and nanofiber samples
Thinking he was just one in a crowd, University of Oregon undergraduate student Alexander "Zander" Eckblad figured his chances were slim when he submitted his product-design project into the inaugural Oregon BEST Red List Design Challenge.
A rendering from the winning entry, "Grow Your Own City."
Working all night together on a project can make or break a relationship, but that dedication paid off big for UO Architecture undergraduates Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton and Jason Rood.
Jordan Hasay. Photo: Eric Evans/
Jordan Hasay capped off a stellar career at the University of Oregon by being named the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for Division I Women’s track and field and cross country.
Lenana Faraj. Photo: Tim Christie
Editor's note: Seventh in a series of profiles of Oregon students who earned degrees this spring. 
Three scholars pose with the Duck
PORTLAND — The University of Oregon hosted an event at the UO in Portland’s White Stag Block to honor three recipients of the UO Stamps Scholarship, the most prestigious and generous merit award from the institution.
Carl Windrup. Photo: Tim Christie.
Editor's note: Latest in a series of profiles of Oregon students earning degrees this spring. 
Brooklyn Snow. Photo: Tim Christie.
Editor's note: Seventh in a series of profiles of Oregon students earning degrees this spring. 
Sustainable Cities Year site visit by students
Cities facing budget cuts, obsolete infrastructure and fading urban centers have an innovative place to get help:  the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative, which The Chronicle of Higher Education’s May 20 edition termed “one of higher education’s most successful and comprehensive service-learning programs.”