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Engineering & Society: Educating leaders who bring broad perspectives and essential skills to engineering for social good

The Department of Engineering & Society differentiates UVA Engineering from other engineering schools with curricula and research that enhance the technical dimensions of engineering education. The science, technology and society program ensures that undergraduates understand the relationships between technology and society; are equipped to be ethical engineers; and have strong proficiency in written communication. The applied math program provides mathematical training specific to engineering. The department offers a minor in engineering business with a focus on entrepreneurship, and the Policy Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to do an internship in Washington, D.C., participating in technology-related policy analysis.

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Phone: ​434-924-6098

Rosalyn W. Berne

Chair, Engineering and Society, Professor, Science, Technology, and Society, Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics, Director & Principal Investigator, Online Ethics Center (OEC)

Research Areas
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Interspecies Communication
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  • 100 %

    Of UVA Engineering students study ethics through the Department of Engineering and Society

  • 72

    Approximate number of undergraduate and graduate student entrepreneurship teams

  • 28

    Faculty members

  • 360

    Students enrolled in the highly competitive Engineering Business minor