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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.

Robotics Workshop at STE Day

Hands-on Workshops Expose High School Students to STEM-related Career Opportunities

April 13, 2012

A group of students and their teachers huddle in a garage bay with a completely disassembled Toyota Yaris on one side and big-screen LCD monitors and computer equipment on the other. Their task is to analyze accident reports, review crash tests, and learn how computer simulations assess potential injuries to the vehicle occupants. Down the hall another group of students spend the morning integrating mechanical, electrical, and computer software systems through a microcontroller as they design and build their own robots.

STE Day 2012 Keynote Speaker, Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., Former NASA Astronaut - YouTube Video

April 09, 2012

During the Sixth Annual Science, Technology, and Engineering Day, students and teachers participated in ten interactive workshops designed to introduce them to new experiences outside of their traditional classrooms. Students also heard from two featured speakers— Raytheon’s Michael Walker, a cyber security expert, and Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., a former NASA astronaut and current senior vice president at Orbital.  MORE

Rolland Johnson physics lecture

Internationally Recognized Physicist Speaks on Campus in Conjunction with Conference

April 07, 2012

Dr. Rolland P. Johnson, an internationally recognized particle accelerator physicist, spoke on campus April 6 about his work in the development of Accelerator-Driven Subcritical Reactor (ADSR) nuclear power plants, which have the capability to operate in an inherently safe mode, generate no greenhouse gases, and produce minimal nuclear waste with no byproducts.

LCPS Students Exhibit Artwork at GW (April-June 2012)

LCPS Students Exhibit Artwork at GW (April-June 2012)

April 02, 2012

Student artwork from Loudoun County Public Schools will be on exhibit on Campus through June 3. The exhibit features two-dimensional, mixed-media works by close to 50 student artists from Belmont Ridge Middle School. The public is invited to an Artist Recognition Reception, Thursday, May 31, 6:30-8 p.m.

University Launches GW Experts Series

March 19, 2012

A new series of television advertisements showcases the research of GW professors, including engineering Dr. Azim Eskandarian, D.Sc., a transportation safety expert and director of GW’s Center for Intelligent Systems Research at this Campus. As part of his research, he studies drowsy and fatigued drivers to help develop systems to prevent crashes.  MORE

A Degree of Security in Cyber Space

A Degree of Security in Cyber Space

March 19, 2012

A new graduate degree program in cybersecurity, launching this fall, will seek to meet the rapidly increasing global demand for experts able to confront the growing threat of cyber crime.

Rep. Wolf, Ms. Harper, and Best of Show 2012 image

GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus Hosts 10th District Congressional Art Exhibit 2012

March 05, 2012

The university, in partnership with U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., hosted the 10th District Congressional Art Show March 29 through April 20. The exhibit, on display at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus featured 260 works by 167 area high school students, representing 24 schools throughout the 10th Congressional District.

GW Energy Professor Featured NVTC Speaker on Microgrids of Smart Buildings

GW Energy Professor Featured NVTC Speaker on Microgrids of Smart Buildings

March 01, 2012

Dr. Stephen Hsu speaks March 29 at NVTC's Smart Energy Committee about microgrids of smart building concepts and his energy research at the university. He is a noted expert on nanomaterials, nanometrology, ceramics, tribology, biomaterials, and engine technology. About Labs(EnergyResearchFactSheet.pdf)

LCPS Students Exhibit Artwork at GW (January-March 2012)

LCPS Students Exhibit Artwork at GW (January-March 2012)

January 13, 2012

LCPS students from Seneca Ridge Middle School exhibit close to 50 two-dimensional pieces on Campus through March 21.

Institute for Magnetics Research

December 23, 2011

Institute for Magnetics Research has received a grant from GE Global Research, funded by the U.S. DOE, to develop materials for the new technology of magnetic refrigeration that will improve the energy efficiency of residential refrigerators.

GW Named Research Partner in Toyota Automotive Safety Project

GW Named Research Partner in Toyota Automotive Safety Project

December 07, 2011

The GW National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC), housed at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va., has been named as one of Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center new research partners.

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.”