GW is creative, evolving, inspiring, determined, fearless, passionate, groundbreaking, cutting-edge, imaginative, global, driven, talented, connected, caring, engaged


While much has changed over GW’s 200 years,
what endures is our never-ending


commitment to creating a
greater world.

 

 


Make an Impact

The 2021 New Venture Competition

Winning New Venture teams smiling about their achievements

 

The New Venture Competition, one of the largest collegiate innovation competitions of its kind, attracts hundreds of GW students as they bring their big ideas to life. 2021 winners included:

  • Remora, founded by graduate student Omar Negrón Ocasio, launched a patent-pending solar-powered device capable of filtering 12 million gallons of water, annually, from any source, of debris, microplastics, chemicals and other biohazards. The enterprise provides clean drinking water to more than 5,700 individuals in Puerto Rico.
  • Unravl, led by graduate student Zanbria Asante, is developing a device to automate the hours-long process of removing braided hairstyles.
  • SoundPeace, operated by medical students Ameen Khalil and Lauretta Mosteller, is developing a comfortable, affordable and customizable ear muff to block out sound pollution to promote better sleep as an alternative to traditional ear plugs.

 

"Teams overcame huge obstacles such as blackouts in the middle of one of our judging sessions, virtual meetings that spanned eight time zones and [a] lack of resources. It's clear that GW students possess grit, determination and perseverance—all hallmarks of great entrepreneurs."

Scott Stein
Associate Director of Student Entrepreneurship Programs

 

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NEWS AND EVENTS

 

GW Today, GW's official online news source

Meeting the Moment: GW Turns 200

The George Washington University’s bicentennial is an incredible, historic milestone. With 27,000+ students from more than 135 countries, a worldwide community of 300,000+ living alumni, and thousands of faculty and staff, the GW community is coming together to celebrate 200 years of phenomenal growth.
 

Celebrate GW's Bicentennial


STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY

 

Connect to Campus Student Vlogger Series

Connect to Campus Student Vloggers

As GW students adjust to the virtual learning environment, many may be wondering what life looks like for their fellow students. The Connect to Campus student vlogger series gives the GW community a look at what life is like on the physical campus as well as an inside look of the virtual campus experience.

Congratulations to our 2021 Graduates!

Celebrate GW Graduates

We’re excited to honor our 2021 graduates. Along with virtual school-specific celebrations and our University-wide Commencement featuring speaker and honorary degree recipient, Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian, our graduates and their families can celebrate their accomplishments anywhere around the world using the Virtual Photo Booth to take and share photos. For those graduates in the D.C. area, you can find unique photo opportunities throughout the Foggy Bottom campus. Be sure to tag GW and use #GWCommencement in your celebration posts!

 


"Thomas Buergenthal visited my Holocaust class @GWtweets today and I’ll never forget it. It was the first time in my life hearing from a Holocaust survivor directly. Research through text is one thing. Hearing directly from the person is another."

Gavin Coble

BA Political Science '19


 

 

A Diverse Community is a Strong Community

Collaboration, Respect, Openness and Diversity are core values that define the George Washington University (GW). The Accessibility Notice and Equal Opportunity (EO) Statement shared here reflect our desire to make this a welcoming and inclusive space for all students, visitors and members of our broader community.

 

Accessibility Notice

The George Washington University (GW) is committed to making all web properties and web content accessible and usable for everyone, including people with disabilities, by employing principles of universal design and striving to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access GW websites, videos or other digital content, please let us know.

Equal Opportunity (EO) Statement

The George Washington University does not unlawfully discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by federal law, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, or other applicable law, including without limitation, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, or familial or marital status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the university, including admission to education programs and employment.