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GW Researchers Build Model to Better Understand Nuclear Reactor Behavior during Earthquakes
The George Washington University Launches New Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program
Back to School: New Academic Year Kicks Off
Long-term Commitment to the Commonwealth of Virginia
Interdisciplinary Research in Many Fields
School of Nursing's online MSN ranks 4th nationwide
Comprehensive Sign Plan
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.
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.
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences introduces a new program that offers candidates the opportunity to build a strong foundation towards a new and rewarding career in medicine.
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.
GW has a long-term commitment to the Commonwealth of Virginia. The campus opened in 1991 and has grown to over 120 acres and 5 buildings. The campus offers academic programs, conducts innovative research, and actively engages with the local community. Learn more about our commitment in the Dean's Welcome.
The 17 research laboratories on Campus are conducting research in many growing fields. Areas of research include: computational biology, energy science and technology, high performance computing and transportation safety.
GW online MSN ranks 4th nationwide by US News & World Report. There are more than 130 programs nationwide.
The university developed new signage guidelines to enhance the visual environment of the campus and provide clarity to pedestrian and vehicular wayfinding.The Plan was given final approval by the County Board of Supervisors in February 2013. New signage is expected to begin appearing around campus in early 2014.
November 15, 2014
Stephen Hsu, a professor in the GW School of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is developing an innovative friction reduction technology with a recently awarded $1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to increase the fuel economy of vehicles. His new technology will potentially save the United States 140 million barrels of oil per year and help the automobile industry meet new fuel economy regulations. Prof. Hsu is leading a project team consisting of a car manufacturer, an oil company and several additive companies. The collaborating companies are providing matching funds to translate the concept into reality.
November 11, 2014
$1 million from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will provide support for the development of the new Veterans BSN launching in spring 2015.
November 07, 2014
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 InNOVAte Conference, held at the Center for Innovative Technology, focused on healthcare of the future. Two GW faculty members gave presentations and GW participated in the exhibit hall. Attendees, including practioners, researchers, educators, students and business leaders, explored the concepts and technologies transforming personal health management and healthcare with a half-day lineup of sessions. The program included two keynote speakers, Governor Terry McAuliffe and Dr. Bernadette Loftus of the Permanente Medical Group.
November 06, 2014
New signs have been rapidly sprouting up around The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus in recent weeks. As the Campus has grown from the original first building opened in 1991 to six buildings and 122 acres today, the need for more extensive signage has become clear. The new signs are helping the university community and campus visitors identify each of the buildings on campus by name, as well as guide pedestrian and vehicular traffic to their destinations.
November 03, 2014
The GW School of Nursing's founding Dean Jean Johnson was honored during a recent celebration. GW President Steve Knapp, GW SON's faculty, staff and students, and others from Dean Johnson's wide network were on hand to toast her many contributions to GW, and to nursing, over the years. Dean Johnson is stepping down as Dean at the end of 2014 after a 33-year career at GW.