Rounding Out Your Education

Make the most of college by rounding out your classroom learning with other experiences and activities that complement and help you apply what you learn in the classroom.  Learn on campus through activities hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Engineering and Applied Science; go further afield and apply what you are learning in internships; or go even further and study abroad for a semester through one of our programs. 

Study Abroad

Study abroad programs are fantastic opportunities to broaden your education. Students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering can take advantage of new study abroad programs that the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) has arranged with partner universities, or work with their advisors to develop study abroad options in other countries.

Learn more about SEAS Study Abroad programs  


Internships and Jobs

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) provides internship and career support through the SEAS Career Services Center.  Students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering are encouraged to make the most of their college experience by taking advantage of the programs and services offered by the SEAS Career Services Center.

Learn more about the SEAS Career Services Center  


Activities and Organizations

The Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts a number of student activities and chapters of national engineering societies.  Look through this list to find organizations of interest to you.

AOE (Alpha Omega Epsilon)

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National Organization Website
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social women's organization that aims to promote friendship, leadership, and professionalism among its members. AOE members strive to exemplify high scholastic standards and academic achievement, and the sisters create a friendly, warm atmosphere that fosters integrity, character, and self-confidence. The sorority promotes the professional development of its members and contact with engineers and mentors to enhance the members’ career opportunities. Alpha Omega Epsilon also encourages ties with other Greek organizations.

BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society)

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The Mission of The George Washington University Biomedical Engineering Society Student Chapter shall be to build and support the biomedical engineering community at GWU and in the local area by promoting social, professional, and educational development for both students and staff alike.

EWB (Engineers Without Borders)

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Engineers Without Borders is an international, non-profit organization that partners student engineers with professional engineering mentors to create sustainable, technological solutions for communities in the developing world.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

GWU IEEE Student Branch Counselor: Dr. Kyriakopoulos
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The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others.   

NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)

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NSBE's mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) with more than 24,000 members, is one of the largest student-managed organization in the country. NSBE is comprised of more than 270 chapters on college and university campuses, 75 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 75 Pre-College chapters.

SWE (Society of Women Engineers)

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

Tau Beta Pi (The Engineering Honor Society)

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Tau Beta Pi was formed to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges and to mark in a fitting way those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater, based on either distinguished scholarship and exemplary character (e.g., integrity, breadth of interests in and out of engineering, adaptability, and unselfish service) as students of engineering, or based on their attainments as alumni in the engineering field.

Theta Tau (Professional Engineering Fraternity)

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National Organization Website
Founded at the University of Minnesota in 1904, Theta Tau is the largest (as well as the oldest) professional fraternity in the field of engineering. Over 28,000 have been initiated over the years. With emphasis on quality and a strong fraternal bond, the Fraternity has chapters only at ABET accredited schools. Theta Tau follows carefully a program in the selection and development of its members that stresses the importance of high professional ethics and exemplary practices. Within each chapter, the Fraternity stimulates professional activity and social compatibility; provides a framework for group participation in campus, community, engineering, and fraternity affairs; and promotes lasting friendships - a lifetime of brotherhood in an engineering environment.

GW Robotics 

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The mission of GW Robotics is spark an interest for robotics and provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge from their course work through building robots. The members in GW robotics work each year to build a robot that competes in the international MATE ROV Competition. Beyond building an underwater robot for competition, the team strives to promote robotics within the GW community through hosting mini robotics competitions for the students and other various educational events. Students on the team also reach out into the local community by mentoring FIRST robotics teams at the local high schools.