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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.

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

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.

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.

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.”