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."
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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.
Faculty and Research
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. Szajnfarber to lead $3m NSF grant for research on AI to transform the future of work
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.
Ukraine seeks solutions to drought with EEMI experts
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.
EMSE Online Ph.D. Alumnus Andre Douglas Named NASA Astronaut Candidate
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.
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Professor John Helveston's Op-Ed on the US Solar Industry Featured in The Hill
May 3, 2022
The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III report sets some rather ambitious goals for avoiding the worst consequences of climate change, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by the end of the decade.
Resilience study co-authored by Dr. Santos was cited by President Biden
April 22, 2022
A runway resilience study for PDX Airport co-authored by Prof. Joost Santos was recently cited by President Biden