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We are a strong community of faculty and students who work together to generate advances in mechanical and aerospace engineering aimed at addressing a range of challenges in our world.



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Prepare for your future: Our rigorous academic programs equip you to succeed in a wide variety of exciting and challenging occupations.

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Micro to macro: Conduct research alongside our faculty on a range of topics from nanotechnologies to aircraft design.

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Student Experience

Get the best of both worlds:  Enjoy the personal attention of our small department and the wide range of opportunities available in Washington, DC.




Intro to Engineering summer course for high schoolers; register by May 15

SEAS will offer a three-week, three credit Introduction to Engineering course, beginning June 7, for high school students. The course provides a hands-on project and experiment-based introduction to the various disciplines within engineering and applied science. Learn more and register.

ONR awards Dr. Leftwich a $1.5m grant to study the novel propulsion mechanisms of the California sea lion

Dr. Leftwich and her team will study the novel propulsion mechanisms of the California sea lion and extend it to high demand underwater environments.

Interesting ways we apply mechanical engineering at GW

Listen as Dr. Megan Leftwich discusses some of the very interesting ways that she applies mechanical engineering to biological systems.

GW Today features Dr. Keidar’s cold plasma research

The GW Today article describes the ongoing corporate research partnership between Dr. Keidar and the biotech company US Patent Innovations, LLC, which employs engineering and translational molecular sciences to develop new medical devices.

Upcoming Events



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The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. Students have the opportunity to tailor their curriculum to suit their interests through a variety of technical electives.




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