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Making a Difference

Physics Student Guides NASA Mission

PhD student Nick Kirschner’s research journey took him from NASA labs to the New Mexico desert—and propelled CCAS astrophysics to new heights.

Learning & Discovery

Frog Species Named for Kermit

Kermitops gratus, discovered by researchers including Biology student Cal So, pays homage to the iconic Muppet and adds to the amphibian family tree.

Faculty Spotlight

Duchamp’s Art of Provocation

In her art history course, Lisa Lipinski introduces students to the avant garde work of French painter and sculptor Marcel Duchamp.


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CCAS by the Numbers


67 majors, 68 minors, 16 grad certificates, 51 master's degrees, 24 doctoral degrees
507 permanent full-time faculty, 720 average annual faculty media hits
5,200 undergraduate students, 2,555 graduate students, 88,000 alumni living in all states and countries


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"My fondest GW memories are the ‘in-between moments.’ My time is filled with amazing guest speakers joining classes and attending events across the city. GW has given me more opportunities than I ever thought possible. But the times I’ll look back on most frequently will be the memories made attending professors’ office hours, during late-night study sessions and group project meetings, and in the few minutes chatting with my peers before class begins."

Elizabeth Mintz
BA ‘21, Political Science