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George Washington University Computational Biology Director Solves 200-Year-Old Oceanic Mystery

George Washington University Computational Biology Director Solves 200-Year-Old Oceanic Mystery

August 27, 2012

The origin of Cerataspis monstrosa has been a mystery as deep as the ocean waters it hails from for more than 180 years. For nearly two centuries, researchers have tried to track down the larva that has shown up in the guts of other fish over time but found no adult counterpart. Until now. GW Biology Professor Keith Crandall cracked the code to the elusive crustacean's DNA this summer.

GW Launches Intensive Short Courses in Energy Technologies

GW Launches Intensive Short Courses in Energy Technologies

August 15, 2012

Professor Stephen Hsu launches a pilot education program designed for professionals from a wide range of industries and sectors who are interested in organizational sustainability and energy efficiency. For registration and more information visit www.EnergyEfficiencyCourses.org.

No Summer Break for These Teachers

No Summer Break for These Teachers

July 23, 2012

GW’s Teachers in Industry Project participants learned skills from area business leaders to bring back to their classrooms. Although George Washington’s Teachers in Industry Project occurred during the month of July, the knowledge participants have gained is just about to start its journey through area middle and high school classrooms.

GW's School of Nursing Uses Technology to Enhance Curriculum

GW's School of Nursing Uses Technology to Enhance Curriculum

July 09, 2012

A new blended-learning format gives more flexibility to students. It takes GW nursing student Brittany Wilson about an hour to drive from her home in Manassas, Va. to GW’s School of Nursing (SON) on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Now, thanks to a $655,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, Ms. Wilson gets to stay home once a month in her pajamas and watch a recorded lecture online instead of driving to campus and attending class in-person.

Science + Big Data = New Interdisciplinary Institute

Science + Big Data = New Interdisciplinary Institute

June 25, 2012

Computational biology is a field that brings together elements of computer science and biology. It is where big data intersects with science and where much of biology can be described by mathematical equations. Computational biologists conduct bench research and develop tools to effectively analyze the huge volumes of data generated in researching genetics and genomics, including genetic mapping and DNA sequencing.

Computational Biology Institute Launched

Computational Biology Institute Launched

June 25, 2012

Started in fall 2012, the Computational Biology Institute (CBI) focuses on computational and bioinformatic approaches to biological questions in the genomics era.  Focus areas include biodiversity informatics, translational medicine, and systems biology.  MORE

Noted Biologist Keith Crandall Appointed Founding Director of Institute

GW Announces Creation of Computational Biology Institute to Conduct Integrated Research

June 25, 2012

Keith Crandall, a renowned biologist and population geneticist, has been named founding director of the George Washington University Computational Biology Institute. This newly created position will further strengthen GW’s role as a leader in science and research in the region and nationally.

GW's Department of Information Technology Receives Award: Best Place to Work

GW's Department of Information Technology Receives Award: Best Place to Work

June 18, 2012

The George Washington University's Division of Information Technology has been selected as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals by IDG's Computerworld. This honor is part of the bi-weekly IT publication's 19th annual "Best Places to Work in IT" survey.  MORE

All-Girl Camp Empowers Teen Minds into the World of Science

All-Girl Camp Empowers Teen Minds into the World of Science

June 16, 2012

The Loudoun Times reports on GW's Go Girl June 2012 camp, other wise known as Genomic Opportunities for Girls in Research Labs.

Young Women Gain Hands-on Lab Experience

Young Women Gain Hands-on Lab Experience

June 11, 2012

GO GIRL (Genomic Opportunities for Girls In Research Labs) is an educational outreach program designed to provide a unique opportunity for young women interested in gaining hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology and genomics. It is an annual program designed for rising 10th, 11th, and 12 grade young women from Loudoun County Public Schools. This one-week summer program ran June 11-14 and was free of charge for participants.

The GW "shake table" simulates earthquakes with six degrees of motion.

$860K Grant to Study the Effects Earthquakes Have on Nuclear Reactor Cores

June 08, 2012

Faculty will study the effects earthquakes have on nuclear reactor cores by devising a model for simulating the impact of fuel rod vibrations inside a nuclear reactor.  The findings of the research iwll have implications for nuclear reactor construction and analysis well into the future.  MORE

The George Washington University Medical Center Announces Establishment of New School of Nursing

GW Announces Nursing School—New school to draw on existent resources on Foggy Bottom and Virginia Campuses

May 14, 2012

The GW Board of Trustees voted to approve the formation of the GW School of Nursing. The new school, which has 30 faculty members already in place and expects to hire more top-level professionals in the field, will be housed on both GW's Foggy Bottom Campus and on its Virginia Science and Technology Campus. All of the school's classroom exercises and a newly built 3,000-square-foot simulation lab are located in Virginia. View PRESS RELEASE or FULL STORY.

The Adventures of "Safety Man" Eskandarian

The Adventures of "Safety Man" Eskandarian

April 30, 2012

"SafetyMan," starring Professor Azim Eskandarian, SEAS Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, develops intelligent systems to help improve the safety of our nation's highways. Although SafetyMan is depicted with a bit of exaggeration and humor, he, and the other "superheros," call attention to the important contributions engineering faculty make to critical research across a wide variety of sectors.

GW Expands Advanced Nursing Education in Rural Virginia

GW Expands Advanced Nursing Education in Rural Virginia

April 26, 2012

School of Nursing creates innovative partnership with Dabney S. Lancaster Community College to increase the number of primary care providers in rural areas.

Frank L. Culbertson and Dean Eskandarian

New Dean Asset to Campus and Region

April 13, 2012

The first GW building opened in Loudoun County in 1991, at a time when there were only 90,000 residents, and the "dot-com boom" was a mere rumble. Soon thereafter, UUNet emerged as one of the first commercial internet providers, AOL relocated to its Dulles Campus, and Loudoun County spent more than a decade being known as one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.

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.”