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Student Stories

Write Yours in the CEE Department

The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area is home to some of the most outstanding research and development facilities in the nation, and is an excellent location for studying environmental engineering. Listen as some of our students talk about their experiences.

Audra Foster had the opportunity to work on a long-term project with DC Water. There she gained valuable experience in a field of civil engineering that was new to her.

Lauren Feely discusses the reasons that she chose GW, including the ability to easily study abroad as an engineer and the wide range of student organizations available to civil engineering students to join.

Gabriella Parra's advice to civil engineering students is to take advantage of the opportunity to work with faculty doing innovative research in a variety of fields.


The CEE Experience 

Rishi Jarmarwalla

Rishi has been very active in student organizations and he recommends them as a great way to meet other students. 

Research: Zach Stecher & Javier Langarica

Zach and Javier discuss their engineering research experiences, and Zach highlights his work in the high bay lab with CEE Professor Pedro Silva.

CEE Experiences:
Emily Porter 

Emily recalls the factors she considered when selecting a college and all the great experiences she had as a student in the CEE department.



CEE Student Stories



CEE offers a Bachelor of Science program with several options, and a five-year combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science programs. Find out which of our academic options is best for you.


The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) Career Services Center is a fantastic resource, staffed with people who can help you prepare for life after college.


The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) provides wonderful study abroad options for engineering students.  Explore your opportunities.


Whether you want to learn new skills or meet new friends, CEE student organizations give you a chance to do both while you pursue your interests.





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