Professor Atlas meets with Seattle Mayor
Mayor Mike McGinn, a graduate of UW School of Law, rode his bike to UW to meet members of the University of Washington Husky Cycling Club on their first team ride of the fall semester last Saturday, Oct 15. Club president and UW undergraduate student Genevieve Gebhart thanked the mayor for his efforts in making Seattle a safer city to cyclists and presented him with an official UW cycling jersey, welcoming him as an honorary club member. Electrical Engineering Professor Les Atlas, UW Husky Cycling club faculty coordinator and bike racer, coordinated this event and enjoyed speaking to the Mayor about recent improvements in bicycle safety in Seattle and around the UW campus.
Genevieve Gebhart has a Mary Gates Leadership Award for her outstanding work as Husky Cycling President, with mentoring in this role from Professor Atlas.