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Zoox CEO, Aicha Evans, to Deliver SEAS Commencement Address

Aicha Evans Aicha Evans, BS ’96, will deliver the keynote address at the School of Engineering and Applied Science Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2022.
Aicha Evans is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zoox. Zoox was founded in 2014 to develop a complete ecosystem for delivering autonomous mobility, from the core autonomous technology and vehicle design to an operating model and revolutionary product experience. Towards that end, Zoox is building a fleet of fully autonomous, battery electric, zero-emission vehicles that are purpose built and optimized for ridesharing in cities.

Professor John Helveston's Op-Ed on the US Solar Industry Featured in The Hill

John Helveston The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III report sets some rather ambitious goals for avoiding the worst consequences of climate change, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by the end of the decade. Read the full article.

Student Research Shines at SEAS R&D Showcase

students participating in the R&D showcase SEAS student researchers had the opportunity to show off their hard work at the 2022 Student Research and Development Showcase, an event celebrating a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. research projects across the school’s disciplines. Read the full article.

2022 SEAS Graduation Information

Graduation PhotoCongratulations to all 2022 soon-to-be graduates and their families! Please visit our Graduation Information page to find both pre-graduation information and details about graduation day itself. You’ll find everything you need—from instructions to order your cap and gown to Commencement ticket distribution, and graduation etiquette. We look forward to seeing you in May.

Professor Lorena Barba Honored by Alma Mater

Lorena BarbaLorena Barba, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa from her undergraduate alma mater Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María—the university’s highest honorific.

ECE Professor Volker J. Sorger Elected 2022 ‘Fellow’ Distinction of both SPIE & OPTICA

Volker Sorger Volker Sorger, an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, was recently elected a 2022 Fellow by two leading societies in optics and photonics.

GW Alumnus Andre Douglas Named NASA Astronaut Candidate

Andre DouglasGeorge Washington University alumnus Andre Douglas, Ph.D. ‘21, has been selected to join NASA’s 2021 astronaut candidate class, the first new class of astronauts announced in four years. The 35-year-old Virginia native earned a doctorate in systems engineering from the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Dr. Hahn to lead $2.2m NIH grant for research that could show a direct correlation between body shape and liver health.

NSF ProfessorsAn interdisciplinary team, led by Computer Science Professor James Hahn, was awarded $2.2M from the National Institutes of Health to determine whether 3D optical scans could show a direct correlation between body shape and liver health.Read the full article.
NSF Grant Professors

Dr. Szajnfarber to lead $3m NSF grant for research on AI to transform the future of work

NSF ProfessorsDr. Zoe Szajnfarber is the principal investigator on this interdisciplinary grant from the National Science Foundation. She will work with colleagues in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering department and the Computer Science department to develop a new model for graduate education.

Dr. Efimov co-develops dissolvable pacemaker

Dr. Igor EfimovThe paper, published recently in Nature Biotechnology, describes the study he co-authored with his colleagues to design a temporary, battery-free pacemaker that can be broken down by the patient's body.

GW Rocket Team wins First Place in worldwide collegiate rocket competition

Image of GW RocketThe GW team took First Place in the Space Dynamics Lab Payload Competition at the 2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup. The team also received an honorable mention at the competition.

Dr. Wei discusses his NASA-funded research to improve air traffic safety

Dr. Wei

In this GW Today profile, MAE professor Dr. Peng Wei discusses how artificial intelligence is changing the future of air transportation.

In case you missed it: the SEAS Celebration

Image of computer with codeThere still is time to watch the video of the SEAS graduation celebration and to download your personalized graduation slide. Visit the SEAS Celebration page.

GW team places 6th in worldwide AIAA Design-Build-Fly competition

Image of AIAA 2021 Design-Build-Fly Competition TeamThe 15-member team of SEAS students competed against a field of 92 teams worldwide in the annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' competition.

Getting to Know Katie Goldrick ‘21

Photo of Katie GoldrickKatie Goldrick ‘21, a senior studying biomedical engineering (BME), says that enrolling at SEAS was sparked by her desire to be part of a small community of students.