The George Washington University

Washington, DC

The George Washington University

Washington, DC

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Science & Engineering Profile


Explore the world at GW

The George Washington University prepares students to be the problem solvers of their time and to pursue the unknown, the untested, and the undiscovered. GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) provides ample opportunities to fantastic minds from all over the world as the only school of its type in the heart of Washington, DC.

SEAS has expanded the horizons of discovery in its Science and Engineering Hall—a 500,000-sq. ft., LEED Gold–certified building that integrates cutting-edge research with innovative instruction at every level of study. SEAS students also benefit from:
• Strong relationships with federal agencies and major corporations in the DC area that result in unique research and internship opportunities for every SEAS student
• 11 prominent GW research institutions and centers
• Smaller classes with greater access to professors throughout the entire undergraduate program
• The availability to double-major within SEAS; with majors in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences or the Elliott School of International Affairs; or with Business Administration, Exercise Science, or Public Health programs
• A far-reaching network of alumni in high-profile positions around the world

With support from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), students are able to dive into some of the most impactful research topics that affect the world today. GW’s location provides unparalleled access to leading international institutions, multinational corporations, global media outlets, and the governments of 177 countries via their resident embassies. These hands-on learning opportunities provide the space for students to see how knowledge is generated and explore the possibilities of silencing schizophrenia, making car engines more efficient and less harmful to the environment, and taking their ideas to the next level at the GW New Venture Competition (NVC). If it shapes our world, we’re exploring it at GW.

Put Your Knowledge Into Action

Research at The George Washington University spans science, technology, engineering, health, international affairs, policy, global security, arts, and humanities. GW has invested in expansive infrastructure with the state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Hall (SEH)—the largest academic building dedicated to these fields in the city—enabling cutting-edge research and teaching for students who are passionate about the possibilities of STEM. The SEH is our hub for discovery and provides countless opportunities for collaboration among researchers and students. Our unparalleled location and world-class facilities encourage students, faculty, and staff to cultivate new collaborations and innovative solutions as they work with researchers and policymakers in the field. If you’re destined to make a discovery, you’ll be right at home putting your knowledge into action at GW.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “GW has given me the space to explore what I really want to study and meet all sorts of people.”

    • Diing Manyang ’22
      Systems Engineering
  • “We engage with our community through GW’s many lenses: service, research, internship, socially, professionally, and more. The faculty at GW engage with their community and encourage their students to join them, which gives us opportunities like no other.”

    • Dara Molotsky ’21
      Judaic Studies and History
  • “There have been people who’ve given me such knowledge, encouragement, and opportunities, so I want to do that for someone else.“

    • Mechanical Engineering
      2020 SEAS Distinguished Scholar