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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.

Keeping Information Flowing

Dr. Hyeong-Ah Choi (Computer Science): When a catastrophic event occurs, first responders need to have timely and reliable communication with each other and with people affected by the event. Dr. Hyeong-Ah Choi and her research team have been working for two years to develop a more resilient broadband public safety network.

Keeping the Lights On

Dr. Payman Dehghanian (Electrical & Computer Engineering): Dr. Dehghanian studies power system resilience in the face of extreme weather conditions or cyberattacks that can compromise national security, helping to improve the planning and operations of power systems to create a more resilient and sustainable electric grid and mitigate the consequences of these events.

An Ounce of Prevention

Dr. Joost Santos (Engineering Management & Systems Engineering): Dr. Santos studies disaster risk management, developing hybrid models from the fields of systems engineering and economics to learn how to predict the ripple effects of disasters across interdependent infrastructure and economic systems, studying problems such as production disruptions or allocation of emergency responders after disasters.

An Engineer’s Friend

Dr. Santiago Solares (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering): We all need friends, and who among us wouldn’t appreciate a friend who does the hard, unglamorous, behind-the-scenes work that allows us to shine? Dr. Solares is that friend. He does the behind-the-scenes materials and measurement science research that other engineers can rely on to build the nano-scale devices that amaze the rest of the world.

David Bray discusses implications of tech innovation in CVP Speaker Series @ GW kick-off lecture

David BrayChange agent proponent David Bray kicked off the new CVP Speaker Series @ GW with a call to develop positive solutions to societal challenges spurred by tech innovation.

SEAS to host David Bray for April 25 Kick-off of the CVP Speakers Series @ GW

David BraySEAS is pleased to host Dr. David Bray, globally recognized champion of positive #ChangeAgents and expert on leadership in turbulent environments, to deliver the inaugural lecture of the CVP Speakers Series @ GW.

A winning combo: GW's high bay and a donor gift bring great research to life

high bayA generous gift from SEAS alumnus Nicholas Paleologos helped equip the high bay and make possible the research that Dr. Sameh Badie’s team is conducting for the National Academy of Sciences.

ONR awards Drs. Lan and Venkataramani $1.47M to study individualized cybersecurity systems

Photo of Drs. L and VECE faculty members will use the Office of Naval Research grant to study how customized software packages could individualize security in cyber systems by customizing their protocols.

U.S. Patent Innovations LLC awards Dr. Keidar $5.3M in funding for novel plasma cancer therapy

Photo of Dr. Michael KeidarDr. Michael Keidar has received $5.3 million in funding from U.S. Patent Innovations LLC for a five-year project titled “Plasma Medicine Initiative” (PMI).