Undergraduate Students

Three Reasons to

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SEAS is your home
DC is your stage
Leadership and impact are your future


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Academic Excellence

Knowledge is the foundation for your professional life. Begin to build it here.


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Connected to DC

Complement your classroom learning with internship, research, and networking opportunities that are unique to DC.

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A Global Outlook

Our diverse community welcomes you and provides a range of study abroad and other international experiences.


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Innovation at Work

From partnerships with the XPrize Foundation to the Jane Goodall Institute, the GW Innovation Center promotes student-led innovation at GW.

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Making an Impact

Join other SEAS students who already are making an impact in their fields and communities.


The SEAS Advantage: Engineering and . . .


SEAS isn’t about only engineering. It’s about “engineering and”. Listen to some of our stories.


Our Stories

With an academic and technical foundation built at SEAS, these graduates have written their success stories in unique ways.



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Bill Westenhofer

Bill combined his love of art and computer graphics at SEAS. He’s now an Oscar winning special effects supervisor.

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Jay Kaplan

Jay concentrated on computer science and cybersecurity. He later founded a start-up company and was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list.

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Allegra Farrar

Allegra graduated in 2020 with a BS in mechanical engineering, and now has begun PhD studies in aerospace engineering at MIT.


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Shayda Shahbazi

As an undergraduate, Shayda landed internships with Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Honeywell Aerospace, and Cisco Systems, and she parlayed that experience into her career as a patent attorney.


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Sragvi Tirumala

After graduating from GW with a BS in biomedical engineering, Sragvi received an MS in biomedical engineering from Columbia University in 2019. Since graduating, he has founded several startups and earned a patent.


Stories of Our Research Impact

SEAS faculty and students also have stories to share about research they conduct, and the impact it can have on the world around us.



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Dr. Megan Leftwich

Dr. Megan Leftwich and her students work with the Smithsonian National Zoo to conduct research on sea lion swimming. They aim to apply it to improving the performance of vehicles, especially underwater autonomous vehicles.

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Brianna Cathey & Sofian Obaid

As undergraduates, Sofian and Brianna designed a 3D-printed optical mapping system that helps researchers customize low-cost hardware to conduct studies in cardiac electrophysiology.


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Dr. Danmeng Shaui

Dr. Shuai is developing nanofiber fabrics for masks and air filters that might not only filter out the COVID-19 virus more effectively, but also could prevent its environmental transmission.