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

Destie Provenzano and Dr. Yuan James Rao with respiratorsAfter Destie and her husband, James, had to cancel their honeymoon due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they determined to use their time instead to help health care workers by developing 3D-printed N95 respirators to help ameliorate their rapidly depleting stocks.

Help develop a COVID-19 response website

Covid-19 infographic

SEAS and the GW Medical School are looking for students who want to rapidly develop a website to support physicians and other medical personnel to keep up-to-date with the latest literature, best practices, and guidelines as they work to combat the coronavirus.  To help, please see the project specs and details.

Updated SEAS Graduation Celebration information

Graduation PhotoWe’ve updated our SEAS Graduation Celebration information, in light of the cancelation of the in-person ceremony required in response to COVID-19. Please visit our graduation information page to see the latest updates.

Dr. Louri to receive IEEE Computer Society’s Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award

Dr. Louri head-shotDr. Louri has made pioneering contributions to the solution of on-chip and off-chip communication problems for parallel computing and manycore architectures.

The Future of SEAS: A message from Dean John Lach

Dean Lach screen captureIn this video message, SEAS Dean John Lach discusses the exciting possibilities for SEAS going forward, and what he learned about the school’s strengths from talking to alumni, faculty, students, and staff during his first semester here.

Students develop novel solutions to medical community challenges at George Hacks Hackathon

President LeBlanc speaking with teamsNearly 100 students developed working prototypes such as apps, devices, systems processes, and business models to solve problems in the medical field.

The view from above: SEAS Rocket Team preps for competition

Aerial FootageFresh from a First Place finish in last year’s SpacePort America Cup intercollegiate rocket competition, the SEAS Rocket Team is preparing for the 2020 competition. See some neat aerial footage in this video of the team’s rocket staging test.

GW Engineering alumnae featured in WSJ Tech Live conference coverage

Ansari and Evans on Tech LiveThe Wall Street Journal interviewed GW Engineering alumnae Aicha Evans (BS '96) and Anousheh Ansari (MS '92) at the Journal’s Tech Live conference and featured them in the October 24 article "Reimagining the Car and Carbon Removal: Two innovators, Aicha Evans and Anousheh Ansari, talk about their big ideas" Ms. Evans is the CEO of autonomous-vehicle startup Zoox, and Ms. Ansari is CEO of the XPrize Foundation.

SEAS inducts four to Hall of Fame, salutes former dean David Dolling

Photo of Hall of Fame 2019 Induction CeremonyAt the 2019 GW Engineering Hall of Fame, the School of Engineering and Applied Science inducted three alumni and former SEAS dean Dr. David Dolling. SEAS also paid tribute to Dr. Dolling for his decade of leadership that transformed the school.

Strokes of genius

Sea lions may inspire 'strokes' of geniusThis National Science Foundation video captures the research that Dr. Megan Leftwich and her lab are doing with sea lions at the Smithsonian National Zoo, studying the flow of water around their flippers in order to improve propulsion for ships, underwater drones, and other submerged objects.

The future of data processing

SEAS professorsDrs. Sorger and El-Ghazawi are jointly exploring photonic processing and developing an entirely novel set of concepts and systems capable of processing information at the speed of light.

GW Innovation Center partners with GU MakerHub on STEAM class in DC and Prince George’s County

Middle schoolers using a multimeterThe GW Innovation Center is using engineering and art to help promote community engagement and improve learning.

Dean Lach sees “tremendous opportunities” for SEAS

Dr. John LochDr. John Lach officially began his role as dean of SEAS on August 15, but he was hard at work for several weeks prior to that, meeting with leaders across GW and SEAS and assessing opportunities for the school.

Dr. Dehghanian wins Tier 1, Silver award in DOE competition

Dr. Payman DehghanianElectrical engineering professor Dr. Payman Dehghanian and his team are working to design next-generation sensors for the power grid.

Two SEAS faculty win Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Drs. Liang and sorger Head shotsDrs. Chunlei Liang and Volker Sorger were named recently as winners of this very prestigious award bestowed on scientists and engineers by the US government.