Archive | April 2014

Harvard Business School Engineers in Industry Webinar

Harvard Business School Engineers in Industry Webinar

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM until 4:15 PM

This online event will feature a panel of students who have engineering degrees and have spent time working in industry prior to joining the MBA Program at HBS.  The panelists will share their perspectives on deciding to pursue an MBA and will respond to prospective students questions.  We welcome all who are interested in this topic to join us on Monday, May 5th at 3:30 (EST). Registration is required.


NSBE Events!!

Next week is the start of our 2014 Founders Week!! Each day we will have something new to do in celebration of our Founders Week!
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Saturday, April 26th:
Maryland Day

Sunday, April 27th:
Sundae Funday
G St Park

Monday, April 28th:
Video Game Tournament
Marvin Center 301

Wednesday, April 30th:
Wild Fire
Marvin Center 402-404

Thursday, May 1st:
Are You Smarter than an Engineer?
Duques 451

Senior Check-In

A message from GW Career Services:

Senior Check-In is a more personalized level of career consulting for seniors graduating in May. In addition to providing our usual one-on-one advising sessions on:

-resume and cover letter writing

-interview and job search preparation

-personal branding


-career self-assessment

We are following up with each senior either by phone or email to help track their progress and ensure they are aware of our commitment to help them find a job.

Please feel free to stop by the 5thfloor of the Marvin Center during drop-in hours, Monday-Friday from 11am-2pm, or to log into GWork: to make a Senior Check-In appointment!


The 6th Annual GW Business Plan Competition finals were held yesterday. 113 entries were submitted in the first round and eventually ten teams made it to the finals. Six of these ten teams were either entirely SEAS faculty and students or included SEAS students. I am happy to report that we did very well (please see below). Congratulations to these teams, their mentors  and to everyone who participated. Thank you, David Dolling

BitGrid* , with team members Volker Sorger (asst professor in ECE), Charles Taylor SEAS BS ’15 and Justin Hyde CCAS BA ’15 and mentored by Wendolyn Holland won 3 prizes. They were:

  1. 2nd place overall ($15,000 prize)

  2. Blank Rome’s Best Undergraduate Prize ($10,000)

  3. A “We-Work”, 6 month membership in an incubator (worth $12,000)

Small Spacecraft Micropropulsion**, with team members Michael Keidar (professor in MAE), Samudra Haque SEAS PhD ’14,  George Teel SEAS MS ’14,  and Cameron Parvini  SEAS BS ’14  and mentored by Dr. Randy Graves (SEAS National Advisory Council immediate past chair) won 4th place overall (prize of $5000).

Pedal Forward ***, with team members Jeffrey Birenbaum SEAS BS ’14, Chris Deschenes GWSB BBA ’12, Elizabeth Hubler SEAS BS ’14 and Matthew Wilkins SEAS MS ’14 and mentored by Kerri Murphy won two prizes.

  1. GWupstart’s Best For-Profit Social Venture  (prize of $7500)

  2. Capital One Bank’s Best Sustainable Technology Prize (prize of $5000)


*BitGrid offers software solutions for distributed generation management to build a smarter grid and a more efficient country

**Small Spacecraft Propulsion provides low power and low mass electric propulsion solutions for small satellites

*** PedalForward’s mission is to create sustainable solutions to ill health and poverty through the manufacture, sale and use of bamboo bicycles

What’s Going on With Energy?


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

The Marvin Center – Grand Ballroom
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Myles Is Out of the Office Until 4/21

Hey everyone! And by everyone, I mean majors in MAE, CEE, EMSE, and APSC, but hey to all of my engineers. Anyway, I will be out of the office all of next week and will return to the office Monday, April 21st. Upon my return, I will respond to your e-mails and voice messages at my earliest convenience.

Do you have general questions? Try asking our well-trained front desk staff. They are a great place to start. Trust me, you’re in good hands. If the question is too specific or complicated for them, then they will refer you to me. Also, when in doubt, Hetal will be around for general questions.

Enjoy the wonderful spring weather, and I will see you when I return to the office!