UVA researchers received a five-year, $3 million grant through the National Science Foundation’s “Navigating the New Arctic”...
Engineering and Society: Equipping future engineers to apply judgment as well as analysis to global challenges
For UVA Engineering graduates to confront the difficult challenges of the 21st century, they must possess both high-level analytic skills and the ability to apply those skills ethically in ways that reflect the cultural, economic and political context. The Department of Engineering and Society is where UVA Engineering students learn to integrate analysis and judgment so they can create innovative solutions that are effective and sustainable because they are appropriate.
UVA Engineering students learn about the nuclear reactor that once existed here and the consequential role engineers play in...
Engineering and Society Chair Joins Eminent Scholars Contributing to Distinguished Lectures at Caltech
Historian W. Bernard Carlson explores the nexus between Nikola Tesla's technological contributions and his penchant for...
Science, Technology and Society Professor Rosalyn Berne Publishes Perspective in NAE’s The Bridge Arguing Humility Helps Lead to Ethics in Resilience Engineering
Science, technology and society professor Rosalyn Berne, who is serving as director of the NAE’s Center for Engineering Ethics and...
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Works in Progress
The Engineering & Society Department leads a culture of entrepreneurship at UVA Engineering. We support the Works in Progress community of student entrepreneurial projects. Watch the Works in Progress video.
True engineering success comes from moving ideas and knowledge out of the laboratories and into the marketplace. This video explains our philosophy of entrepreneurship in engineering.
Of UVA Engineering students study ethics through the Department of Engineering and Society
Approximate number of undergraduate and graduate student entrepreneurship teams
Students enrolled in the highly competitive Engineering Business minor