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Christopher Wiernicki delivers 2020 Frank Howard Lecture

Christopher Wiernicki speaking on WebexSEAS alumnus Christopher Wiernicki, MS ’83, delivered the address “Navigating the New Normal,” which focused on the technology, talent, and leadership skills required to address our current environment and shape our post-pandemic future.

Biopharmaceutical company signs agreement to develop COVID-19 testing technology designed at SEAS

Zaghloul experiment graphicHoth Therapeutics has entered into a Sponsored Research Agreement with GW to develop an in-home testing device designed by Dr. Mona Zaghloul’s research team.

Dr. Efimov develops new tools to advance cardiac surgery and therapy

Dr. Efimov in a labHe and his collaborators are pioneering a new class of medical instruments that use flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.

Journal of Biomedical Semantics article ranks Dr. Zhang among most influential bioprinting authors

Headshot of Dr. ZhangThe article ranks Dr. Zhang 7th worldwide and ranks GW 10th for producing bioprinting articles

Professor Shittu Expands High Schoolers’ STEM Knowledge

Professor Shittu with summer STEM studentsFor the second summer in a row, Professor Ekundayo Shittu of the EMSE department led a program for DC-area high school students, covering STEM topics, including spreadsheet and optimization modeling, programming in Python, and VBA (Excel’s programming language). 

Dr. Zara talks to GW Today about virtual learning at GW for Fall 2020

Dr. Zara GW All AccessLast year’s winner of GW’s Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence, Dr. Jason Zara is optimistic about virtual learning helping make students better engineers.

Yerukhimovich Receives NSF Grant to Study Large Scale Secure Computation

Headshot of Arkady YerukhimovichDr. Arkady Yerukhimovich of the computer science department has received a four-year National Science Foundation grant for the project “New Approaches for Large Scale Secure Computation.” This collaborative project with George Mason University (GMU) and The United States Naval Academy (USNA) aims to enable large scale computations while preserving privacy.

Our continued commitment to excellence during COVID-19: A message from Dean John Lach

Dean Lach screen captureSEAS Dean John Lach recently recorded a message to update SEAS alumni on the school’s continuing commitments to our community, as well as the strengths we draw upon to meet those commitments and the many reasons for optimism amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting to Know Caitlin Carfano ‘20

Photo of Caitlin CarfanoThis week, we’ve spoken with Caitlin Carfano, BS ‘20, an electrical engineering major who has received many academic honors during her time at the university. “I was attracted to GW’s engineering program because of the close-knit community of SEAS,” she reflects. Carfano will soon begin a full-time role as an engineer at Lockheed Martin’s offices in the greater Philadelphia area.

SEAS celebrates 2020 Commencement

Graduation PhotoIf you missed the live stream of the May 15 SEAS Graduation Celebration ceremonies, you can still watch them—and see photo albums and the faculty and staff congratulatory video—on the 2020 SEAS Virtual Graduation ceremonies page.

Getting to Know Steven Brunetto, '20

Photo of Steven BrunettoEven amidst a challenging global landscape, SEAS seniors are wrapping up their undergraduate careers and preparing to enter professional roles in just a few short weeks. One such graduate is Steven Brunetto ‘20, who will begin working as a systems engineer later this month at Raytheon Technologies, in Aurora, CO.

Dr. Kay and Team Receive Four-Year NIH Grant

Headshot of Matthew KayDr. Matthew Kay of the biomedical engineering department and Dr. David Mendelowitz of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) are the Multiple Principal Investigators on a newly awarded four-year, $2.33 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Their project will study how to control the cardiac parasympathetic neural system to protect the heart from damage.

What Engineers Can Learn From Owls' Stealthy Flight

Owl wings fluid flowProfessor Elias Balaras of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and other teams of researchers across the country are conducting research on owls’ quiet flights to learn how their wing attributes can be adapted to silence wind turbines and airplanes. His work was referenced in this recent

Drs. Mazzuchi and Millar developing green tech for US coal industry

Plugged in green EarthThe technology provides a route for low-cost and low-waste production of engineered coal to rebuild lost and depleted topsoil in agriculture and urban settings and to treat municipal wastewater.

Doctoral student Desti Provenzano and husband lead team to develop N95 respirators

Destie Provenzano and Dr. Yuan James Rao with respiratorsNBC4-Washington featured BME PhD student Destie Provenzano and her husband, Yuan James Rao (Radiology and Neurological Surgery), in the April 15 article “DC Couple Skips Honeymoon to Help Health Care Workers During Pandemic.”