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Post-Bac Pre-Med Students

Campus Growth Continues: Newly Constructed Wet Labs Open, More Projects Underway

May 20, 2015

The first class of GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine certificate program students were welcomed to Campus this week. Students in the program will use the recently completed chemistry, biology and physics teaching labs, a construction project valued at more than $3 million. The new teaching labs will allow for expansion of additional health science programs on Campus, including bioinformatics and medical lab sciences.

Discovery Hall

Discovery Hall: New Building Name

May 09, 2015

The three-story portion of the newest building on Campus is now being called Discovery Hall.

valor awardee

Nursing Student Wins VALOR Grant

May 06, 2015

Jenn Beck, one of several U.S. military veterans graduating this May from the GW School of Nursing with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), was also awarded a grant to cover her nursing licensure. GW's Operation VALOR awarded the grant, known as the VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant and funded in part by the Shenkman Fund. Four such grants were awarded across George Washington University.

Best in Show winner

Area High School Students Shine at Congressional Art Show

May 06, 2015

Rep. Barbara Comstock’s competition at VSTC exhibits more than 180 pieces from 10th District.

The road areas under discussion are outlined in red.

GW Boulevard Proposed Changes Include Pedestrian Crosswalk and Traffic Light

May 01, 2015

On April 20, VSTC welcomed Loudoun Supervisor Suzanne Volpe, the Loudoun County Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure, and about 30 residents and business owners from Ashburn to discuss road improvements to George Washington Boulevard.

STE Day

Loudoun County Students Explore STEM Careers

April 29, 2015

The Virginia Science and Technology Campus hosts 130 high school students for ninth annual event.

GW Physics faculty

GW Hosts International Physics Conference at Virginia Campus

April 25, 2015

GW professors Edward Teller and George Gamow, pioneers in nuclear physics, began a long and distinguished history for GW’s Department of Physics. Current faculty members continue in their footsteps with cutting-edge research and recent leadership in organizing the International Workshop on Partial Wave Analysis for Hadron Spectroscopy.

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Expanded Career Pathways Now Available to Pharmaceutical Sciences Students

March 12, 2015

Are you interested in becoming a pharmacist? Maybe a clinical lab scientist, a researcher or other type of health professional? GW’s B.S. in Health Sciences in Pharmaceutical Sciences program helps prepare students for these careers and now offers an even broader range of options.

Remembering Fukushima: Unique GW Model Improves Understanding of Nuclear Reactor Behavior during Earthquakes

March 11, 2015

When the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant four years ago today, a series of events triggered a meltdown of three of its six nuclear reactors, resulting in the largest nuclear incident since Chernobyl. The disaster sparked global interest in learning more about the behavior of nuclear reactor cores during earthquakes. According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, 437 nuclear reactors in 30 countries produce more than 12% of the world's energy and ensuring their safety is critical. The GW research team is leading the way to new discoveries.

Caricature of George and Martha Washington

Exhibit Warmly Caricatures Heroes of STEM and the Arts

March 03, 2015

What do Charles Lindbergh, John Lennon and university namesake George Washington have in common? They’re a small sample of the historical figures drawn to heightened perfection by artist Mike Caplanis, whose work is on display through March 30 in Enterprise Hall at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus.

Pamela R. Jeffries

GW Announces New Dean for School of Nursing

January 23, 2015

The George Washington University announced on Friday the hiring of Pamela R. Jeffries as the next dean of the School of Nursing. Dr. Jeffries, who in 2013 was named the Johns Hopkins University inaugural vice provost of digital initiatives, has been a Johns Hopkins professor of nursing since 2009.

Health sciences lab construction on the second floor of the academic incubation facility at the GW Virginia Science & Technology

New Health Sciences Teaching Labs under Construction at VSTC

January 08, 2015

Construction crews are hard at work at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) building three teaching labs slated for completion this spring. The project, valued at more than $3 million, will allow expansion of health science programs on Campus by the spring of 2015.

Siboni speaking

ISIS as a Cyber Security Threat?

December 10, 2014

In remarks delivered at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus that included military, international affairs and media undertones and marked the opening of the university’s GW Cyber Academy—an initiative that will serve degree-seeking academic programs, provide continuing education training for professionals who tackle cyber threats and facilitate applied research in cyber security—three security experts explained how ISIS has taken old propaganda tactics and combined them with new technology to become a threat in cyberspace.

Senator Kaine visits VSTC

Sen. Tim Kaine Tours GW’s School of Nursing

December 09, 2014

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) addressed graduating nursing students at a poster presentation of capstone projects, assuring them that they have chosen a "superb profession." "We have a significant need for more health care professionals with the Affordable Care Act, the aging of our population-all of these things are creating that demand," Sen. Kaine said during his visit to Campus. "Campuses like this are where the solutions lie."

GW staff and faculty gathered at GW's booth at the SC14 Conference.

GW Showcases Technology and Research at High Performance Computing Conference

December 08, 2014

Faculty and staff from The George Washington University recently participated in the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14). GW was well represented at SC14 by staff from the Division of Information Technology (IT) and researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). The conference, attended by more than 10,000 people, gives universities, institutions, companies and others an opportunity to showcase and share their innovative technologies to help open the door to new scientific and economic opportunities.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Commends GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus for Contributions in Education and Economy

May 03, 2011

“Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Loudoun Country Board of Supervisors hereby commends The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus on its 20th anniversary; and expresses its gratitude to the University for its contribution to the economy of Loudoun County and for educating its citizens to fill jobs of the twenty-first century.”