Free Workshops Explode in Popularity

One of the most popular services that GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) provides is its wide variety of free workshops each semester. Open to all GW students and faculty regardless of school or department, these workshops allow students to explore areas of interest and learn new skills that they can apply to their own academic research or to their workplace after graduation.


Fall 2016: 42

Spring 2017: 59

Fall 2017: 83

Spring 2018: 117

Fall 2018: 150


Highest attendance at a workshop: 90+


Most popular student workshops in Spring 2018

  • GIS Interface Basics
  • Intro to Stata
  • R for Data Analysis
  • Exploring Careers at the UN and Other International Organizations
  • Programming with Python


"I attended your Python workshop last Thursday at Gelman Library and
I totally fall [sic] in love with Python programming. Thank you so much!"

Yanjun Zhou