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  • Entrepreneurship & Business

    Our mission is to ensure that every UVA Engineering student has the opportunity to pursue ideas and to integrate entrepreneurship and business into their studies.

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    Preparing 21st Century Engineers

    Our Science, Technology & Society program ensures that UVA engineers can apply analysis, problem-solving and design, and exercise judgment.

  • Applied Math

    Our students learn a branch of mathematics that deals with methods useful in science, engineering, business, computer science and industry.

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.

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Our Faculty

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Deborah G. Johnson

Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics, Emeritus, Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Research Areas
  • Ethics and Information Technology
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Ethics, AI, and Robots
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Phone: ​434-924-7208

James W. Lark, III

Lecturer, Department of Systems and Information Engineering, Lecturer, Applied Mathematics Program, Department of Engineering and Society, Affiliated Faculty, Department of Statistics

Research Areas
  • Computational Statistics and Simulation/Statistical Modeling
  • Risk and Decision Analysis
  • Optimization Models and Methods
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More About Our Department

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.

  • 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