News Archives



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 
Review full plan

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.

New Building Under Construction

New Building Under Construction

November 05, 2012

Construction began Nov. 5, 2012 on GW's new dual-purpose building on the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus. Located at the intersection of Presidential Drive and George Washington Boulevard, the building will feature a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art collections and conservation resource center and an adjacent 30,000 square feet of additional space, to be designed and built out for future academic and research activities.

10th Annual LCPS Teacher Art Show (2012-2013)

10th Annual LCPS Teacher Art Show (October 2012-January 2013)

October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012- January 6, 2013 -- Featuring mixed-media artwork by 17 art educators from Loudoun County Public Schools.

Albright Kicks off Dean's Speaker Series

Albright Kicks off Dean's Speaker Series

October 24, 2012

Dr. Penrose "Parney" Albright, Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, served as the inaugural speaker of the Dean's Speaker Series on Nov. 7, 2012. The Series, hosted by Dr. Ali Eskandarian, brings leaders and experts together with students, faculty, alumni and the community to facilitate discussions on the challenges and opportunities of a global society. Dr. Albright's presentation, National Laboratories and Their Role in National Security, can be viewed on YouTube.

GW Launches Graduate Certificate in Justice and Public Safety Information Management

GW Launches Graduate Certificate in Justice and Public Safety Information Management

October 10, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 15-credit graduate certificate in justice and public safety information management will be offered in partnership with the IJIS Institute.

The program will provide a comprehensive and strategic understanding of policy, best practices and strategies related to information technology and data management. The program will help students gain an understanding of the challenges and contemporary solutions related to information sharing and safeguarding information, and allow them to apply that knowledge to justice and public safety fields. The program will be offered online and one weekend per month at GW's Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn.  MORE

GW Faculty Member Appointed to JCOTS Cyber Security Committee

GW Faculty Member Appointed to JCOTS Cyber Security Committee

October 08, 2012

Diana L. Burley, GW professor of human and organizational learning, has been appointed to the 2012 JCOTS Cyber Security Committee. JCOTS, created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1997, is the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology & Science. It is a permanent legislative commission charged with studying and promoting all aspects of technology and science in the Commonwealth of Virginia through sound public policies.

LCPS Students Exhibit Artwork at GW (October 2012-February 2013)

LCPS Students Exhibit Artwork at GW (October 2012-February 2013)

October 01, 2012

Through a long-standing partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the university is proud to exhibit local student artwork. Through Feb. 19 artwork from Lucketts Elementary School and Tuscarora High School are on display. The next exhibit featuring artwork from Balls Bluff and Francis Hazel Reid Elementary Schools will open on Feb. 21.

$1.67M Grant to Study Solar Cement

$1.67M Grant to Study Solar Cement

September 19, 2012

After power production, cement production is the largest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.  Researchers will examine the use of a green electrochemical process to form cement and other useful materials without producing CO2 gas emissions.  MORE

Dr. Licht Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Study 'Solar Cement'

Dr. Licht Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Study 'Solar Cement'

September 19, 2012

Stuart Licht, a George Washington University professor of chemistry at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, has received a $1.7 million grant to continue to study "solar cement."

The grant-funded by the National Science Foundation Sustainable Energy Pathways Program, under the umbrella of the NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability initiative-allows Dr. Licht and a team of GW researchers to examine the use of a green electrochemical process to form cement without CO2 gases.  MORE

GW President Discusses 'Best Practices' in STEM & Health Fields in Richmond George Washington

GW President Discusses 'Best Practices' in STEM & Health Fields in Richmond George Washington

September 12, 2012

George Washington University President Steven Knapp emphasized the importance of collaboration between public and private institutions in making progress in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health care (STEM-H) fields during a summit in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 10.

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.”