STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Pre-College students in a biomed computer lab

GW’s state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Hall (SEH), coupled with GW’s distinguished faculty, provide a unique opportunity to study STEM courses in the nation’s capital.

The new engineering building includes high-tech laboratory space and facilities, such as a biomedical imaging lab. In addition, you will have the chance to interact with Washington, D.C.’s active science and engineering community to create an unforgettable summer learning experience.

Six-week course offerings are from 2017 - most offerings will remain the same, but check back in December for finalized offerings. All course offerings are subject to cancellation.

Summer Immersion (noncredit)

Natural Disasters: Environmental Impact

An "A" with a line marked through it Noncredit

the number one One-week program

calendar icon  June 24—29, 2018

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the wild fires that burned entire neighborhoods in California wreaked havoc and cost billions in damage. What underlies these phenomena? This course will examine the causes and effects of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, flooding and other severe weather-related events—particularly those related to climate change and global warming. Students will have the opportunity to learn about agencies focused on the environment.

Hurricane

Introduction to Medicine

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  July 1—13, 2018

This course will introduce students to the didactic rigors of biology, genetics, physiology and anatomy as well teaching them the applications of these topics in clinical research and global health. The course will feature site visits to places such as the National Institute of Health and the Pan American Health Organization.

Students with a medical mannequin used for simulation

Robotics: Machines in Motion

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  July 1—13, 2018

Robotics is an increasingly popular interdisciplinary branch of engineering that integrates mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as computer science technologies to develop machines that transform all sectors of daily life. In this course, students learn computer programming to develop a practical understanding of robotic engineering, and to familiarize themselves with the software, electronics hardware, motors and sensors of behavioral programming concepts.

A young female student working on a robotic car

Crime Scene Investigation: D.C.

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

In this course, students focus on the fundamentals of investigating elaborate crime scenes and apply state-of-the-art forensic science principles in simulated experiences. Students will be introduced to the critical skills and abilities necessary for future careers such as: investigators, detectives, lawyers, special agents, medico-legal death investigators, crime scene technicians and forensic pathologists.

Photo of student inspecting a mock crime scene

Neuroscience & Cognitive Disorders

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

This course introduces students to the science of the brain, including areas of perception, attention and memory, with an emphasis on the role of health and behavior. Students will explore psychiatric disorders and research methods among patient-based testing, psychophysical scaling and animal modeling.

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There's an App for That: Coding & Programming

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

At the touch of a fingertip, mobile applications provide us with unprecedented access to information and tools that cater to our daily lives. Basic computer programming and coding remain the foundation on which these software applications are built. This course introduces students to programming languages, coding software and the elements of designing functional mobile applications for future smartphones and tablets.

Students in a computer lab

Biomedical Engineering

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 29—August 10, 2018

In this course, students will investigate topics such as electrophysiology, medical imaging, therapeutic ultrasound, computer-aided diagnosis, biomedical sensor technology and nanotechnology, in order to conceptualize the future of biomedical advancements.

Students in a biomedical lab

College Intensive (credit)

Introduction to Engineering

Three credits

the number three Three-week program

  July 1—20, 2018

This course introduces students to the various disciplines within engineering and applied science: such as biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, mechanical and aerospace engineering and systems engineering. The course will consist of two to three modules focused on specific disciplines. Students will be exposed to engineering problem solving methodology enabled by data measurements, data collection, computational modeling and analysis.

Photo of students in an engineering lab

ANTH 1001: Biological Anthropology (4 credits)

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Survey of human evolution, genetics and physical variation and primatology. Regular laboratory exercises.

Additional per credit hour charge and laboratory fee will apply.

CHEM 1004: Contemporary Science for Non-Science Majors

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Contemporary topics in physical, biological and medical science. Laboratory fee will apply.

MATH 1009: Mathematical Ideas I

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Elementary mathematical models of growth and decay, scaling, chaos, and fractals.

MATH 1051: Finite Mathematics for the Social and Management Sciences

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, linear programming, probability theory and mathematics of finance.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination, a score of 560 or above on the SAT II in mathematics or Calculus with Precalculus I. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

MATH 1231: Single-Variable Calculus I

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2August 15, 2017

6-Week Online Session I: May 22—July 1, 2017

Course Overview

An introduction to single-variable calculus (differentiation and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications), with the concepts and techniques of precalculus developed as needed.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination or a score of 720 or above on the SAT II. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

MATH 1252: Calculus for the Social and Management Sciences

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable; applications to business and economics.

Prerequisites: Qualifying results on the GW Mathematics placement examination or a score of 720 or above on the SAT II in mathematics. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

PHYS 1012: General Physics II (4 Credits)

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Classical and modern physics. Electrostatics, electromagnetism, direct and alternating current circuits and electromagnetic radiation; geometrical and physical optics; special relativity; quantum theory; atomic physics; nuclear physics; particle physics; astrophysics and cosmology. Laboratory fee will apply.

Prerequisites: General Physics I (or equivalent) and one year of high school trigonometry. Applicants must submit proof of completion of prerequisites. Faculty review and approval is required. Please contact us for more information.

 

PSYC 1001: General Psychology

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

6-Week Online Session I: May 22—July 1, 2017

Course Overview

Fundamental principles underlying human behavior.

PSYC 2013: Developmental Psychology

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Introduction to the study of human development; theory and research concerning changes in physical, cognitive and social functioning and influences on the developing individual.

SOC 2178: Deviance and Control

For Credit

6-Week Session: July 2—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Examination of deviant behavior and its control. Topics include theoretical perspectives, changing societal conceptions of deviance, deviant behavior and identity and the dynamics of control agencies.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Sociology or The Sociological Imagination.

CSCI 1030: Technology and Society

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic Online course

calendar icon July 2—August 11, 2018

Historical, social and ethical issues of the technological age. Ethical principles and skills and social analysis skills needed to evaluate the design and implementation of complex computer systems. Privacy, computer crime, equity, intellectual property, professional ethics. Data collection, analysis and presentation; technical writing and oral communication skills.

GEOG 1001: Introduction to Human Geography

For Credit

6-Week Online Session I: May 22—July 1, 2017

6-Week Online Session II: July 5—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

A systematic survey of human geography; spatial perspectives on demographic, social, cultural, economic and political changes around the world.

GEOG 2104: Introduction to Cartography & GIS

For Credit

6-Week Online Session I: May 22—July 1, 2017

Course Overview

Fundamentals of cartography; geographic data structure and information systems. Laboratory fee will apply.

GEOG 2127: Population Geography

For Credit

6-Week Online Session I: May 22—July 1, 2017

6-Week Online Session II: July 5—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Patterns of world population; factors contributing to population pressures, growth and migrations.

BISC 2333: Evolution and Extinction of Dinosaurs

For Credit

6-Week Online Session II: July 5—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

The 165-million-year history of dinosaurs, examining the different groups and their evolution, the end-Cretaceous extinction event, the origin of birds and the biology of the group.

PSYC 2011: Abnormal Psychology

For Credit

6-Week Online Session II: July 5—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Causes, diagnosis, treatment and theories of various types of maladjustments and mental disorders.

STAT 1053: Introduction to Statistics in Social Science

For Credit

6-Week Online Session II: July 5—August 15, 2017

Course Overview

Lecture (3 hours), laboratory (1 hour). Frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability, sampling, estimation, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, with applications to social sciences.