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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.

GW School of Engineering Alumni Tour Research Labs

GW School of Engineering Alumni Tour Research Labs

September 01, 2012

Over 100 alumni, faculty, staff, and students from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), along with members of the school's National Advisory Council (NAC), gathered on August 16, 2012 at GW's Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) for the fourth annual summer barbeque.

Custom Tailoring

Custom Tailoring

August 28, 2012

GW’s pharmacogenomics program explores fashioning individualized drug therapies. It wasn’t long ago when the idea of tailoring drug therapy based on a patient’s genetic makeup or distinguishing which drug might be most effective in battling a person’s cancer would be relegated to the pages of a science fiction novel. But today, it’s called science. Pharmacogenomics (PGx) to be exact. The marriage of pharmacology and genetics is a union that spawns research aimed at personalizing drug therapies and being able to predict drug responses based on a patient’s genetic makeup. MORE

VSTC Campus Growth Continues

VSTC Campus Growth Continues

August 27, 2012

The George Washington University continues its investment in its Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) through expansion of both its academic programs and its physical presence.

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.

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.

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.

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.”