September 8-13, 2015


September 8, 2015

Faculty News


Prof. Tim Wood (CS) received a two year, $250,000 grant from NSF's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace division. The project, titled “EVADE: Evidence Assisted Detection and Evasion of Security Vulnerabilities,” is a joint effort with researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will explore operating system techniques to efficiently detect attacks before they are able to adversely affect a system.


Prof. Ergun Simsek (ECE) and his co-author and former post-doc, Bablu Mukerjee, have published the following article: B. Mukherjee and E. Simsek. “Plasmonics Enhanced Average Broadband Absorption of Monolayer MoS2,” Plasmonics, Vol. 10, No. 55, pp. 1-5 (2015). From fabrication to characterization, all the experimental work covered in the paper was accomplished in Prof. Simsek’s lab and through GWIN. Their work uses one of their recent MoS2 papers, which became one of the top downloaded articles of OSA (the Optical Society of America) for the second time this year, first in February and again in August.

Conferences & Presentations:

Research Professor Ashraf Imam (MAE) presented the following talks at the 13th International Conference on Titanium, held August 17-20 in San Diego, CA: 1) Consolidation of Cristal Metals' Powder of Titanium and its Alloys by Microwave Energy to Near-Net Shape; 2) Sustainable Low Cost Titanium Oxide Production: A Concept; 3) Characterization of CSIR-Ti Powder and its Consolidation by Microwave Sintering; and 4) The Additive Manufacturing (AM) of Titanium Alloys. Prof. Imam also chaired the following sessions: 1) Extraction and Powder Production I; 2) Extraction and Powder Production III; and 3) Additive and Near Net Shape Manufacturing IV. The conference is held every four years to assess the national significance and development of titanium in relation to the technical needs of seven international committee member countries (i.e., the U.S., the U.K., Japan, Russia, France, Germany, and China). It was attended by more than 400 professionals from thirty countries.

Other News

GW recently posted its new building operation hours for the fall semester. Hours for the SEH and Tompkins Hall are:
Science & Engineering Hall: 7a-11p, Mon-Fri; 8a-8p (Sat); 9a-6p (Sun, Gworld access only)
Tompkins Hall: 7a-10p (Mon-Fri); Closed Sat and Sun


Workshop: “Facing the Minotaur”
Saturday, September 12
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
SEH, B1270
This is the first of a three-part series created by Dr. Annie Green and Cynthia Gayton, J.D., and supported in part by EMSE and GW’s College of Professional Studies to explore new methods and strategies to manage knowledge and innovation. The event is free, but RSVPs are required and space is limited to 50 participants. Light refreshments will be served. 

CEE Seminar: “Multi-Hazard Resilience Quantification in Interdependent Civil Infrastructure Systems”
Speaker: Dr. Elise Miller-Hooks, University of Maryland, College Park; Lead Program Officer, CRISP, National Science Foundation
Monday, September 14
2:30 – 3:30 pm
SEH, Lehman Auditorium (B1220)

Alumni Weekend SEAS BBQ
Saturday, September 26
3:00 – 6:00 pm
837 22nd Street NW (lawn across from the SEH)
All SEAS faculty are invited to attend. Please register with Buthaina Shukri.

External Events

GW Cyber Academy Open House
Wednesday, September 16
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enterprise Hall, 44983, Virginia Science and Technology Campus
More info

Symposium: “Open edX Universities Symposium”
Wednesday, November 11
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Milken School of Public Health, Room 100
The symposium will be structured around topics of general concern in online learning: web-enhanced learning and pedagogy; learning analytics; and inter-institutional collaboration. Please visit the symposium website to register and see the list of speakers and panelists, many of whom are top figures in the field. Anyone can attend, but space is limited. The registration fee is $75. This event is hosted by the GW Vice-Provost of Online Learning and Academic Innovation. 

Career Center Events

Young Alumni Engineering Panel
Tuesday, September 8
6:00 – 8:00 pm
SEH, Lehman Auditorium & Lobby
Come and learn from recent GW SEAS graduates who have successfully entered exciting careers. Each panelist will share highlights from their lessons learned during their journey at GW and how they apply those lessons during the day to day functions and responsibilities they currently have as professional. The panelists will also share what to expect in the “Day in the Life” of a young professional as they share tips about how to make a successful transition from college to career. Refreshments and networking will follow the panel.
RSVP at: Gwork > Workshops> Young Alumni Engineering Panel

SEAS Ice Cream Social: CIA, DOE, General Dynamics & More!
Wednesday, September 16
4:00 – 6:00 pm
SEH, Ground Floor Commons (L1)
Meet and network with recruiters and employees from Accenture, CIA, the U.S. Department of Energy, General Dynamics IT, and more! Learn more about their internships and jobs and how to join their team, and enjoy some free ice cream.
RSVP at: Gwork > Workshops > SEAS Ice Cream Social

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Workshop
Presented by BAE Systems
Thursday, September 10
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Marvin Center, 538
A BAE Systems mechanical engineer will lead a workshop to provide insight on the FE exam. This session is designed for students pursuing an undergraduate engineering degree.
RSVP at: Gwork > Workshops> Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination Workshop

Entrepreneurship Events

The DC I-Corps Fed Tech program will offer its graduate level class this fall on Saturdays, beginning September 19 and running through November 7. The class provides graduate-level business and engineering students with hands-on experience building successful businesses that commercialize cutting-edge technologies from federal labs like NASA and the Naval Research Laboratory. The course time is 11:00 am to 1:00 pm each Saturday. Please contact Bob Smith at [email protected] or call 540-729-0131 for more information.

GW New Venture Competition Kickoff
Thursday, September 10
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Marvin Center 308

Entrepreneur Workshop: Where Do I Start?
Wednesday, September 16
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Marvin Center 311

Life's a Pitch
Wednesday, September 23
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Duques Hall 453

Entrepreneur Workshop: International Students
Wednesday, September 30
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Marvin Center 405

GWERT 100 Mentor Match-up
Thursday, October 8
5:30 – 8:30 pm
1957 E Street, City View Room (7th Floor)