An interdisciplinary, problem-solving department
"The biggest challenges of our day – climate change, public health, infrastructure, innovation, privacy and connectivity – have systems at their root. Our faculty, students, and alumni are on the front lines developing solutions."
Explore our cutting-edge interdisciplinary educational and research programs
Developing skills for impact: We are one of the oldest and largest programs of our kind in the United States, offering undergraduate and graduate programs that combine engineering, management, business analytics and technology. We give you the skills necessary to deploy technology for impact.
The world is our lab: Faculty and students in the department work with partners throughout GW, across DC, and around the globe to conduct research that covers a wide array of sectors and topics. Meet our faculty and learn about our focus research areas.
Dr. Zoe Szajnfarber is the principal investigator on this interdisciplinary grant from the National Science Foundation. She will work with colleagues in the EMSE and Computer Science departments to develop a new model for graduate education.
The day after Ukraine’s president met with President Biden, the country’s agriculture minister came to GW to meet with Environmental and Energy Management Institute experts to explore working together to mitigate the impact of climate change on the country’s agricultural sector.
Dr. Douglas is one of 10 new astronaut candidates from a field of more than 12,000. The valuable research skills he honed as a doctoral student have been helpful as he's advanced his career.