Recent Undergraduate Student News

SEA Semester students aboard the Robert C. Seamans, including GW’s Lily Anna Segalman (second from left) and Turi Abbott (second

Science on the High Seas

June 14, 2017

On a 12-week journey aboard a tall ship in the South Pacific, GW students combined oceanography research on environmental threats with the rigors of seamanship.

Victoria Skrivanos

A Place at the Table

May 10, 2017

Sophomore Victoria Skrivanos has an appetite for food and philanthropy. She's combined her passions and hit on a recipe for feeding the homeless, both in her Massachusetts hometown and in D.C.

Stephanie Travis’ (right) seminar introduces freshmen like Bailee Weisz (left) to architectural concepts. (Photos: Long Nguyen)

Architecture Seminar Draws Blueprint for Debate

May 10, 2017

In Stephanie Travis’ Dean Seminar on Modern Architecture and Design, the floor plan is open for dynamic debates. And you don't have to be a building buff to join in.

Senior math major Isabelle Berger is a board member for the GW Association for Women in Mathematics

Making Women + Math = Opportunities

April 12, 2017

Despite advances in STEM fields, a gender gap still persists in mathematics. CCAS students and faculty are searching for formulas to solve the women and math equation.

Jennifer Curt (Photo: Logan Werlinger)

Student’s Recovery Story Steers Peers On Sober Track

February 09, 2017

Jennifer Curt battled alcoholism and depression on her way to a sober life. Now as an advocate with the peer-to-peer Students for Recovery, she’s helping others cope with their own struggles.

Tara Scully and students Diana Kussainova and Hannah Finkel with oyster shells

Saving the Bay, One Oyster at a Time

October 13, 2016

From research on herbicide poisoning to shell conservation efforts for repopulating marine life, Columbian College students are on a mission to revive an ecosystem of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

Lincoln Mondy

'Black Lives/Black Lungs' Matter

May 10, 2016

When political science major Lincoln Mondy learned of the tobacco industry’s decades-old strategy to target African American communities, he took action—and took up a camera.

Jennifer Nichols

Finding the Perfect Internship Match

April 13, 2016

How do seemingly good internships go bad? In her award-winning survey, senior psychology major Jennifer Nichols revealed the secrets to a happy internship experience.

Freshman Soyeon Park leads fourth graders in a science lesson at Maury Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

GWTeach Takes STEM Students Back to School

March 10, 2016

Pairing a STEM-focused curriculum with hands-on teaching experience in D.C. schools, the cross-disciplinary GWTeach Program is training tomorrow’s educators to step into classrooms today.

Sydney Goldstein and her mentor, Professor Melissa Keely (Photo: Zach Marin)

Student Research Scales Green Building

March 10, 2016

A passion for research lifted environmental studies major Sydney Goldstein to new heights of green building policy as part of a Luther Rice Fellowship-winning project.