Archive | October 2013


Happy Halloween! Have a safe and wonderful day!

While you eat all of that candy tonight, do not forget tomorrow is priority registration!

Looking for Interesting Classes???

MTG 4001 – Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

MGT 4101 – Small Business Management

MGT 4102W – Entrepreneurship

MGT 4900-10 – Employment: Conflict, Negotiation, & Sustainability

MGT 4900-80 – e-Entrepreneurship

Human Space Flight!

Are you interested in human spaceflight?  Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep humans alive and healthy as they live and work in space?  Join EHS 6227 – Introduction to Human Health in Space this upcoming semester to find out!
Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce aerospace medicine concepts in an interdisciplinary fashion to anyone who is interested in human spaceflight.  There will be elements of physiology, medicine, law, policy, engineering, and history incorporated into the course.  All materials will be presented in a manner that is easy to understand and fun to learn.

Prerequisites: None

Course Learning Objectives: 

With the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the effects of spaceflight on human physiology and the medical issues that may arise during space travel
  2. Compare and contrast daily life on Earth with living and working in space
  3. Critically analyze the impact of both long duration and long distance spaceflight on human health
  4. Evaluate the medical requirements for commercial space endeavors
  5. Analyze the increasingly interdisciplinary and international nature of human spaceflight
If you have any questions, please contact the course director, Dr. Kris Lehnhardt at

Guest Panel: Entrepreneurial Efforts

A Entrepreneur guest panel joins the course series of SEAS-6200: Launching Technical Ventures. The lead instructor, Mr. Richard Stroupe, entrepreneur and recipient of the most recent Distinguished Entrepreneurial Achievement Award from GW, will focus the conversation around the success and challenges of owning and operating new start-up organizations.  The panelists will be Imre Eszenyi from Orchestra Finance LLP, Martin Dunphy from Marlin Financial Group Inc and Leo Fox from Tenacity Solutions Inc.

No RSVP is necessary. This session of SEAS-6200 and the panel discussion are open to the entire GW community and alumni.

Tompkins Hall 201 (725 23rd Street NW), 6:40 – 8:40PM

SiriusXM Visit

Site Visit to SiriusXM
November 6 | 9:30am-1pm
Join the Center for Career Services on a visit to the SiriusXM DC office!  During the site visit, learn more about opportunities within the company, take a tour of the office, and connect with SiriusXM employees during a panel and breakout roundtable discussions.
RSVP today!  Space is limited.

Spring 2014 Course Registration

Dear SEAS Students:
An academic advising hold will be placed on your account. All students who plan to register for Spring 2014 must meet with their assigned advisor. At this meeting, you are expected to prepare a plan for next semester’s courses, to discuss your plans with your advisor, and to get your advisor’s signature on the Undergraduate Advising Form (click here). Complete all forms in black or blue pen. Your advising hold will be removed once you have submitted your signed form to Tompkins Hall, Room 104 (Please allow for up to one business day for your hold to be removed).

FRESHMEN: To schedule either an individual or group appointment with your professional advisor, visit the SEAS website (click here) and click on your advisor’s calendar link. Freshmen can also sign up together for group advising by adding your classmates’ names in the Comments section. In addition, freshmen may see their professional advisor during Express Advising Hours FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE BASIS.
  • Hetal Patel advises Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering majors
  • Myles Robinson advises Applied Science & Technology, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Engineering majors.
  • If you are undeclared and want to remain undeclared, please see Myles Robinson.
  • Express Advising Hours:
    • Mondays 2:00PM-4:00PM
    • Thursdays 11:00AM-2:00PM
    • Fridays 1:00PM-3:00PM
SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, SENIORS: Please schedule appointments with your assigned faculty advisor. If you are uncertain who your assigned faculty advisor is, check DegreeMAP first. Otherwise, if not listed in DegreeMAP, then please ask your departmental administrators or your professional advisor. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their advisors EARLY within the next 2 weeks to avoid last minute scheduling delays. Please try to visit during faculty advisor’s office hours before trying to schedule an appointment time. Plus, have your form filled out ahead of time!


In addition to your advising holds, you may have other holds on your account. To view your other registration holds, sign in and view up-to-date information in the “My Actions Items” section of the MyGWPortal at Read more about removing other holds by clicking here.
Here is the registration schedule from the Registrar’s website (click here) and other tips on how to register.

Undergraduate Students:
November 5
90 or more hours (credits) earned
November 6
70 or more hours (credits) earned
November 7
50 or more hours (credits) earned
November 8
30 or more hours (credits) earned
Undergraduates with less than 30 hours (credits) earned:
November 11#
Last names beginning L-Z only
November 12#
Last names beginning A-K only
General Registration
Nov 15 – Jan 12 ********** All Degree-Seeking Students
Dec 2 – Jan 12 ********** Non-Degree Students

# Equal space will be reserved for each day. The Schedule of Classes will display CLOSED or WAITLISTED on Day 1 before the reserved seats are released for Day 2 (after registration closes at 10pm).

  1. Check DegreeMAP for all outstanding requirements for your major and any secondary fields, minors, or concentrations. If you plan to change your major/concentration, then please complete the Major/Concentration Update Form (click here) with your advisor.
  2. Make sure that you use the University Bulletin, Schedule of Classes, and Curriculum Sheets (visit your respective departmental websites), which are great resources for you, to plan ahead for courses.
  3. Bring in a weekly schedule of which courses you want to take next semester, including the course numbers, section numbers, course titles, and CRN numbers. The weekly schedule, which has the days of the weeks and times of day, is beneficial for making sure that time conflicts are avoided. This schedule can be either hand-written, a printed sheet, or displayed electronically, but you need to have the schedule with you for advising.
  4. Complete the Undergraduate Advising Form using CRN numbers, department codes, course numbers, section numbers, and course titles for me to sign.

Good luck on your midterms!

Office of Undergraduate Student Services, Advising, and Records


Name: Aamir Husain
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Study Abroad Location: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi in Istanbul, Turkey

” It’s been one month since I arrived here in Istanbul, and I’m already getting sad I’ll be heading home in just under three months. I feel like everything is a vacation, even going to classes since since my campus overlooks the scenic Bosphorus. Turkish culture is slowly taking over, and I’m accepting it with open arms. The atmosphere of Istanbul, although such a chaotic city, is totally relaxed and easygoing — think of it as a friendly New York, but better. I admit I’ve spent hours just drinking chai with friends in cafes, mastering the incredibly popular game of tavla (backgammon).

” As an engineer, I knew that my classes would be rough, but so far they are enjoyable and the teachers here are incredibly helpful. The language barrier was definitely frustration the first few weeks here, and it still causes problems every once in a while. But the Turkish lessons offered here have helped me pick up basic conversational terms so quickly that even my Turkish roommates were impressed.

Living with Turkish people has indeed fully immersed me in the country’s rich culture, a culture that is so similar to that of my parents’ when they were growing up. Most of the other exchange students I’ve met are from Germany or Holland, and then Americans are the second largest group. Overall there’s a wide range of diversity, and I decided to join the track team over here to get to know more more Turkish people as well.

” Obtaining a residence permit here is an ordeal, and it will probably keep me from leaving the country. But it’s no problem. With my four day weekends (yes, even an engineer can have a nice schedule) I plan on traveling all over Turkey, taking in as much culture as possible while maintaining a rigorous course load.

” I would recommend anyone and everyone should come to Turkey, or even just go abroad in general. First of all, you get accepted to the best university in Turkey (only the top 1% of students here get in). Second, the food is incredibly delicious and ridiculously cheap, even the cafeteria food! Plus there are animals all over campus so you can always have a friend if you’re ever feeling stressed. I can easily that spending four months of my life here has been one of the best decisions I’ve made during my time at GW.