AgroSpheres, a company founded by UVA Engineering graduates Payam Pourtaheri (nanomedicine engineering, 2016) and Ameer Shakeel (...
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.
Led by Engineering and Society professors Sharon Ku and Sean Ferguson, the team excelled in strategy, collaboration and, ultimately,...
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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