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Jane Goodall participates in GW Innovation Center virtual reality project

Jane Goodall viewing the image analysis results on a computer with two professors and two studentsDr. Goodall recently visited Dr. James Hahn’s Motion Capture and Analysis Laboratory, where researchers captured her likeness and movements as part of the “Virtual Jane” project. Read the GW Today article.

SEAS launches Center for Women in Engineering

Dr. Heller addresses audience at WIE openingSEAS has officially launched the SEAS Center for Women in Engineering, a landmark program that serves as a model to overcome the challenges facing women faculty, staff, students, and alumni in engineering.

SEAS research highlighted at eMerge Americas conference

Danmeng Shuai in his labFive SEAS research teams showcased cancer-fighting plasma tools, a data privacy app, wearable health sensors, and more, as they represented GW at the annual eMerge Americas conference, the premier technology event that links Latin America to the rest of the world. Read the GW Today article.

Vint Cerf addresses the future of the Internet at GW

Vint Cerf speaking at GWVint Cerf kicked off the Computer Science Department's Internet Distinguished Speaker Series at GW with a March 19 discussion of the future of the Internet. Read the GW Today article.

GW Transportation Team designs winning "Road Vision" app for DC GigaBitDCx competition

Dr. Auñón-Chancellor on Skype from the ISSSEAS students and faculty on the GW Transportation Team are developing “Road Vision,” a smartphone application that uses crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to give commuters real-time information about Washington, DC’s traffic patterns. Their app recently won the public innovation competition GigaBitDCx, and was awarded $25,000 in start-up and research funds to further develop Road Vision.

Dr. Anne-Laure Papa leads research to develop therapy to fight blood clots and cancer metastasis

Dr. Auñón-Chancellor on Skype from the ISSBiomedical engineering professor Dr. Anne-Laure Papa is first author on a study published in Science Translational Medicine that shows a new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy that could reduce the risk of blood clots and potentially prevent cancer metastasis. Read more.

2019 SEAS Graduation Information

Graduation PhotoCongratulations to all 2019 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.

Dr. Robert Pless awarded $1M grant to use computer science to tackle human trafficking

Dr. Pless in his labDr. Robert Pless will use the grant to expand a machine-learning project that helps law enforcement identify specific hotel rooms where they suspect illegal activity has taken place.

SEAS hosts conversation with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor from the ISS

Dr. Auñón-Chancellor on Skype from the ISSSporting her “space hair” and flying the SEAS flag in the background, SEAS alumna Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor answered questions about living and working aboard the International Space Station during a NASA downlink hosted by SEAS on September 18.

SEAS alumna and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor launches to International Space Station

Dr. Li in his labSEAS cheers on Dr. Auñón-Chancellor as she launches for her first spaceflight on June 6.

SEAS researchers demonstrate pediatric asthma research technology to Congressional staff

Dr. Li in his labSEAS faculty and graduate students gave an invited technology demonstration to Congressional staff as part of the annual Showcase for Congressional Staff at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

2018 SEAS Graduation Information

Graduation PhotoCongratulations to all 2018 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.

SEAS receives $300,000 Clare Boothe Luce Program award

CBLThe award will support an undergraduate research program for selected female SEAS students, who will conduct research with faculty mentors and receive professional development opportunities.

Studying Asthma

Dr. Zhenyu Li (Biomedical Engineering): Dr. Li and his research group use micro- and nano-technologies to build medical devices that can be used for biological research or for disease diagnosis. He has made significant breakthroughs in designing “lab-on-a-chip” technologies to diagnose other diseases, and his current project builds on some of these previous successes.

The Arc of an Idea

Dr. Pedro Silva (Civil & Environmental Engineering): Dr. Pedro Silva has developed a hypothesis about a novel shear wall design that he believes will mitigate damage from earthquakes, thereby decreasing the number of buildings that have to be closed following an earthquake. He will soon begin testing his design in the Science and Engineering Hall’s high bay.