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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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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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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 member

  • 360

    Students enrolled in the highly competitive Engineering Business minor