With a seven-decade family legacy of entrepreneurship, J. Eric Pike and Will Pike, a 2016 alumnus, established the Pike Engineering...
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.
The student-led start-up Agrospheres has created a new biologic treatment that safely degrades harmful pesticides from crops in a...
After Will Pike’s graduation in 2016 from UVA's electrical engineering program, the Pike family saw an opportunity to help...
A new program housed at UVA Engineering helps students think about how their work might live on after graduation.
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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