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Dean Eskandarian

GW Leader in Regional Big Data Initiatives

September 12, 2014

GW is making a strategic investment in the growing field of big data and analytics. Recently, Ali Eskandarian, dean of GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC), assumed a leadership role as co-chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) new Big Data & Analytics Committee. The Committee builds on GW’s partnership with NVTC and Attain LLC to sponsor a research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics and released in May at a jointly organized big data symposium hosted at VSTC.

Nursing student shakes dean's hand

School of Nursing Hosts its Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

September 07, 2014

Stacia Moreno beamed with pride as a faculty member cloaked her with a white lab coat on Thursday evening. “I’m just so excited,” she said while shaking School of Nursing Dean Johnson’s hand. Ms. Moreno was among 62 students in the School of Nursing’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program who participated in the school’s inaugural White Coat Ceremony.

GW research team pictured in front of the model on the shake table

GW Researchers Build Model to Better Understand Nuclear Reactor Behavior during Earthquakes

September 05, 2014

Imagine the scene. A 9.0 earthquake hit Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 and triggered a tsunami with 46-foot high waves. The seawall was overwhelmed and three of its six nuclear reactors melted down due to the loss of electrical power from the flooding, resulting in the largest nuclear incident since Chernobyl. The disaster sparked new interest in the behavior of nuclear reactor cores during earthquakes, leading to an international interdisciplinary research project.

MUSE project, electronics components

Solving the Proton Radius Puzzle

August 28, 2014

Three of GW’s physics faculty, Evie Downie, William Briscoe and Andrei Afanasev, are leading the way in solving the “Proton Radius Puzzle,” along with more than 45 researchers from around the globe participating in the MUon proton Scattering Experiment (MUSE) Collaboration. GW was awarded a $277,000, 18-month grant in July 2014 from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

New Post Bac Pre-med Program Launches at VSTC

Back to School: New Academic Year Kicks Off

August 25, 2014

The 2014-2015 academic year officially began on August 25th and brought with it a distinctly new feel to the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Innovation Hall is now home to over 180 accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing students from the GW School of Nursing (SON) and 150 pharmacy doctoral students through our partnership with Shenandoah University.