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Recent Faculty Publications, Conferences & Presentations - February 2013 Newsletter

February 01, 2013

Publications, conferences, grants and other news regarding VSTC faculty from the February 2013 VSTC Newsletter.

LCPS Students Exhibit Artwork at GW (February-May 2013)

LCPS Students Exhibit Artwork at GW (February-May 2013)

February 01, 2013

Through a long-standing partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the university is proud to exhibit local student artwork. The exhibit featuring artwork from Balls Bluff and Francis Hazel Reid Elementary Schools will open on Feb. 22. E-mail gwvirginia@va.gwu.edu or call 703-726-3650 for more information.

Enterprise Security event

Linking Disciplines: The Key to Increased Enterprise Security

February 01, 2013

Internet-related crime is now a multi-billion dollar industry and the infrastructures of technologically advanced countries are alarmingly vulnerable to attack.

Regional Photography Clubs Exhibit "Nature Visions 2012" at GW (February 24-July 27, 2013)

Regional Photography Clubs Exhibit "Nature Visions 2012" at GW (February 24-July 27, 2013)

February 01, 2013

A selection of fifty-three beautiful nature photographs will be on display through July 27, 2013 at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus at Innovation Hall, 45085 University Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Intensive Short Courses in Energy Technologies & Policies for Working Professionals

February 01, 2013

The GW VSTC is offering a new series of short, intensive, non-credit courses on energy topics to meet the needs of energy professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and skill set.

Save the Date: ELP 25th Anniversary Celebration

Save the Date: ELP 25th Anniversary Celebration

February 01, 2013

Executive Leadership Doctoral Program (ELP) alumni, current students, faculty and friends of ELP are invited to attend a symposium and gala on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in commemoration of 25 years and 25 cohorts of ELP. For more information please call 703-726-8396.

GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus Finalist in New Community Leadership Awards

GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus Finalist in New Community Leadership Awards

January 31, 2013

The GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus was nominated for the new Community Leadership Awards, presented by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting on Jan. 31, 2012. GW was a finalist in the large organization category, along with Middleburg Bank, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus, and Miller & Smith.

University to Guarantee Admission to Virginia Community College Nursing Graduates

University to Guarantee Admission to Virginia Community College Nursing Graduates

January 28, 2013

A new agreement, signed ceremonially Jan. 28 in Richmond, provides a pathway to receive a bachelor's or master's from the George Washington University's School of Nursing for those who have an associate's degree from an accredited nursing program at a Virginia community college.

Importance of Business Engagement in Education: GW’s Teachers in Industry Project Featured at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

January 23, 2013

Paula Harper, the executive director of program development and management at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus, and co-director of the GW Teachers in Industry Project, participated in a panel discussion on the importance of business-education partnerships at a sold out U.S. Chamber of Commerce event on Jan. 23, 2013. The event showcased the release of a report by College Summit and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “Business Engagement in Education: Key Partners for Improving Student Success.” Funded by the Citi Foundation, College Summit partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Competitive Workforce (ICW) on this project.

Quantum dot solar cell

GW Professors Receive Renewable Energy R&D Grant from Dominion Virginia Power

January 16, 2013

Professor Andrei Afanasev, GW Department of Physics and Professor Mona Zaghloul, chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have received a $150,000 grant over two years from Dominion Virginia Power. Motivated by advancements in nanotechnology, their project, “High-Efficiency Intermediate-Band Solar Cells with Quantum Dots,” will seek to engineer solar cells that use the unique properties of quantum dots to raise conversion efficiency of solar light into electricity.

Hold the Date: Feb. 26, 2013 - A Holistic View of Enterprise Security

January 15, 2013

In this seminar, noted security experts will discuss their views on how linking two historically separate disciplines, information security and software security, can address the vulnerabilities in our software, networks and services…and ultimately increase enterprise security. This panel discussion is being held as part of the Dean's Seminar Speaker Series at the VSTC.

Training for nurses goes high-tech at George Washington University

Training for nurses goes high-tech at George Washington University

January 14, 2013

GW's School of Nursing uses computerized manikins, designed to simulate almost any situation a student would encounter once they enter the workforce, to teach students.

SON Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant to Diversify Workforce

SON Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant to Diversify Workforce

December 12, 2012

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration – a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – awarded the George Washington University School of Nursing (SON) a three-year grant totaling nearly $1 million to increase the number and diversity of nursing professionals in Washington, D.C. and rural Virginia.  MORE

Planning Commission Hearing, GW's Comprehensive Sign Package

December 01, 2012

When:  Dec. 19, 2012, 6 p.m.
Where:  Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg, VA 
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GW's Crash Analysis Center Celebrates 20 Years

November 12, 2012

In its two decades, the National Crash Analysis Center has received $30 million in grants and worked with government and industry partners to save countless lives.Chartered in 1992, the National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC), housed on GW's Virginia Science and Technology Campus, started with half a dozen staffers, a few projects and support from the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This year, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary, NCAC staff has tripled; it has received more than $30 million in grants; it has modeled and crash-tested dozens of cars and roadside barriers; and it counts as its partners dozens of government agencies like the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Defense; industry companies like Ford, Toyota, Hyundai-Kia and Honda; and universities.

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.”