SEAS is offering 10 Summer Programs in June-August 2024

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  • Johns Hopkins Innovation Program
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • NSF CUE (CS, IT, Cyber) Program
  • Apple Swift Coding Camp
  • REU Program
  • US Army Education Outreach Program (AEOP),
  • NASA funded summer program
  • NASA-Funded Faculty Workshop on Culturally Relevant Instruction
  • Civil Engineering Program on Water-Energy-Food- Climate
  • NIH NIA MSTEM Summer Undergraduate Research Program


Program image of rover on MarsCCEN 101 Introduction to Engineering Presents

Autonomous Mars Rover Swarms “AMRs”

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Come see engineering robotics in action!


Video recognition of studentsSEAS Honors and Awards Ceremony

Monday, April 26, 2021
Recognizing and celebrating the achievements in the realms of Scholarship, Leadership, Community Service. Congratulations!



New Degree Program – Computer Engineering begins Fall 2021

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will add to their offerings, BS in Computer Engineering begins accepting applications for the Fall 2021 term.

Dr. Sasan Haghani honored at Founders Day 2021

haghani award


Dean Devdas Shetty is awarded the President’s Award at the BEYA35 Stand Up, Step Up, Make the Change Conference, February 2021.

View the full Awards Ceremony on YouTube.

USBE IT Magazinepage 51Dr. Shetty bio




Two UDC students receive IBTTA Awards for Transportation-Related Degrees

This scholarship reflects IBTTA’s commitment to fostering diversity in the tolling industry and our recent partnership with the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials.

The two 2020 IBTTA Foundation Scholarship HBCU Recipients are:

Mubarek Abdela, from Washington, DC, studying computer science at the University of the District of Columbia

Getaante Yilma, from Washington, DC, studying computer science at the University of the District of Columbia and

Watch IBTTA Scholarship Awards Ceremony.


open house flyerFriday, January 22, 2021



  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering option
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Computer Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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Ann Lankford

Graduate Open House

Open House December 9, 5pm

Presentation Slides

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Ann Lankford
Director of Student Engagement

CNRE Monthly Seminar from 11am to 12pm, Nov 20,2020

CNRE Monthly Seminar from 11am to 12pm, Nov 20,2020



Ehsan Amimul

Ehsan Amimul

Amimul Ehsan, graduate of UDC’s M.S. in electrical engineering won the best poster award at IEEE EPEC 2020 conference. His paper entitled “Dependent Wind Speed Models: Copula Approach“, is from his M.Sc. thesis under the supervision of Dr. Amir Shahirinia. Mr. Ehsan is currently  in the NIST-Prep program and a Ph.D. student at UMD. His work was in collaboration with Dr. Nian Zhang and Dr. Jeff Gill from American University.




ACI Chapter presents

ACI Chapter Competes in Concrete Solutions Competition

UDC-American Concrete Institute Student Chapter participated in the competition for Concrete Solutions Competition organized by American Concrete Institute (ACI). This competition is the first ACI-wide competition the student chapter participated in since it is established in the school year of 2019-2020. The UDC team placed 11th in the competition.

The Concrete Solutions Competition is student competition that was hosted in Sunday, October 25, during the ACI 2020 Virtual National Convention. The student team demonstrated how their use of concrete could impact the world at large. The UDC student team proposed an innovative business model that offers 3D printing as a service for the concrete industry.

18th International Symposium on Long Range Sound Propagation (hosted by UDC)


Presentation proceedings (in collaboration with University of Mississippi: National Center for Physical Acoustics):

Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustic (sponsored by Acoustical Society of America): TBA (submissions are ongoing)

Student Intern at ARL

Carlos Velazquez presented a poster at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Student Summer Internship program supported by the Educational Partnership Agreement between UDC and ARL.

Lecture: 3D Printing In Military Medicine: Transforming The Care Of Our Service Members

Biomedical Engineering Guest Lecture Series

On Tuesday, October 6th from 12:30 – 1:30, Dr. Peter Liacouras, Ph.D. will give a presentation via Webex on the 3D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed National Medical Center. ‎

$1.9m NIH NIA Grant Awarded On Advancing Aging Research & Education

NIH National Institute on AgingThe purpose of our new NIH National Institute on Aging Medical, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, NIA MSTEM, project (Advancing Diversity in Aging Research through Undergraduate Education at the University of the District of Columbia) is to address the needs of a rapidly growing aging population by engaging, training, and equipping a diverse body of students at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) to be able to conduct research and solve issues tied to aging. On the NIH NIA MSTEM project, Dr. Lara Thompson is the Principal Investigator and Dr. Nian Zhang and Dr. Max Denis are Senior/Key Personnel.

2020-6-9 UDC Places 2nd in CWEA Design CompetitionCWEA Logo Chesapeake Water Environment Association

Congratulations to UDC Civil Engineering design team Kevin Turcios, Lirane Mandijoupa, Assefa Tadesse, Ar’Manni Pretlow, Hadi Chamali, Ji Shin,  and Stephanie Fuentes (advisor, Dr. Hossain Azam) for placing 2nd in the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA) design competition.

Slide Presentation

Video Presentation

2020-5-29 CNRE online seminar from NIST

CNRE invites you to an online seminar by Dr. Hattrick-Simpers Jason from NIST on “Application of Artificial Intelligence In Engineering Research” This seminar on AI will enlighten and expand our future research scope for AI applications into engineering.

Friday, May 29, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

2020-5/14 Lockheed Martin Fellowship Project Presentations 


2020-4-17 to 4-27 Senior Project Capstone Presentations April 2020

Presentations will be Webex meetings and will be recorded.

Senior Capstone Projects represent the culmination of the educational experience, integrating the classroom with real world problems. The students handle open-ended engineering and computational problems whose solutions require a synthesis of engineering knowledge, computational analysis, creativity, market needs, safety and esthetics. Projects are supervised by instructors and industry mentors.

Please see the schedule and join the webex meeting as scheduled.


2020-3-6 ASME Participates in Smithsonian STEM Day

UDC engineering students participate at STEM event at NMAAHC

Engineering students from the University of the District of Columbia led ASME’s participation at the second annual Smithsonian/National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) STEM Day, held recently in Washington, D.C.

Representatives of the ASME K-12 STEM Programs staff joined forces with these sophomore students to champion STEM and the power of thinking like an engineer at the exhibition, which was held on Feb. 22 in conjunction with Engineers Week.


2019-11-21 SEAS Research and Education Seminar presented by

Dr. Xiang Chen from George Mason University

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00pm -1:00pm, Building 42, Room A06

Daniel B. Gopman, PhD, National Institute of Standards and Technology2019-11-19 CNRE Seminar Series presents

Dr. Daniel B. Gopman Ultrathin Magnetic Films for Future Nanoelectronics

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:00pm -1:00pm, Building 42, Room A06

Daniel B. Gopman, PhD, is a staff scientist in the Materials Science and Engineering Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His current research focuses on the development of novel magnetic devices for more effective control of magnetism at the nanoscale. Opportunities for student engagement in National Institute of Standards and Technology are available and will be discussed briefly in this Research Seminar.

Dr. Hessam Yazdani gives presentation at SEAS on Developing Probabilistic ICME Models for Polymer Nanocomposites2019-10-30 CAM-STAR Research Seminar Series Kicks Off with Dr. Hessam Yazdani from Howard University

Dr. Hessam Yazdani from Howard University presents Developing Probabilistic ICME Models for Polymer Nanocomposites which begins the NASA-MIRO: Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Space Technology & Applied Research at UDC (CAM-STAR) Seminar Series.


UDC Mechanical Engineering Program Ranks #1 in Affordable Schools

2019-10-23 Mechanical Engineering Program Ranks #1 in Affordable Schools


CNRE seminar announcement2019-10-23 CNRE Research Seminar Series Begins Wednesday, October 23, 2019 with Dr. Bishnu R. Dahal from South Dakota State University


UDC graduates in cap and gown2019-10-15 UDC Graduate Open House, Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Student Center – Heritage Hall

SEAS offers graduate degree programs: Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science & Engineering (PhD)

Dr. Hossain Azam

2019-9-23 New Faculty Member, Dr. Hossain Azam, P.E., joins Civil Engineering Department

Dr. Hossain Azam, P.E., Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of the District of Columbia

Ehsan Amimul