STEM Initiatives

Students collaborate on a writable surface at the Science and Engineering Hall Students Jennifer B Lee, Hannah Yi, and Samantha Starr work on organic chemistry using one of the many writable surfaces in the Science and Engineering Hall.

In order to be competitive in today’s global marketplace, the United States needs exponentially more professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). At the George Washington University, we are answering this call by prioritizing cross-disciplinary teaching and research through new facilities and programs designed to emphasize collaboration in the STEM fields.

Our STEM assets include:

  •  The new Science and Engineering Hall featuring cutting-edge design and collaborative labs and workspaces;
  • An Academy that advances the way STEM subjects are taught through collaboration, research, and innovative teaching methods;
  • GWTeach, a new STEM teacher preparation program that provides future instructors with the deep content knowledge and applied pedagogy needed to be secondary STEM teachers in their chosen fields;

Advance Research

Science and Engineering Hall

Science and Engineering Hall

With state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities, the Science and Engineering Hall (SEH) is place where engineers and computer scientists work alongside chemists and physicists, mining the space between disciplines for answers to society’s big questions. The SEH epitomizes GW’s investment in research infrastructure and facilities that enable innovative research and teaching. With these new facilities, GW researchers are poised to expand the depth and breadth of human knowledge.

Supporting research at the SEH
Researchers for the Chemistry department.

Promoting Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research assists students in attaining research positions in all disciplines across the University.  These positions deepen the educational experience, offer faculty mentorship and develop future employment experience.  Even small gifts can help a student researcher expand their knowledge in their chosen field.

Support Undergraduate Research
Teacher works with students.


GWTeach is a collaborative university-wide effort that combines a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline, teacher training, and field work to give teachers the training and mentored K-12 school experiences they need to effectively teach STEM subjects in the classroom.

Learn more about GWTeach