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Dean Eskandarian

GW Leader in Regional Big Data Initiatives

September 12, 2014

GW is making a strategic investment in the growing field of big data and analytics. Recently, Ali Eskandarian, dean of GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC), assumed a leadership role as co-chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) new Big Data & Analytics Committee. The Committee builds on GW’s partnership with NVTC and Attain LLC to sponsor a research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics and released in May at a jointly organized big data symposium hosted at VSTC.

Nursing student shakes dean's hand

School of Nursing Hosts its Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

September 07, 2014

Stacia Moreno beamed with pride as a faculty member cloaked her with a white lab coat on Thursday evening. “I’m just so excited,” she said while shaking School of Nursing Dean Johnson’s hand. Ms. Moreno was among 62 students in the School of Nursing’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program who participated in the school’s inaugural White Coat Ceremony.

VSTC shuttle

Metro Silver Line Opened, West Falls Church Shuttle Service Affected

July 24, 2014

The West Falls Church shuttle service to the VSTC has been replaced by the Wiehle Express, due to the opening of the new Silver Line.

Senator Wexton visits GW

State Senator Jennifer Wexton Visits Campus

July 24, 2014

Senior campus leadership, including Ali Eskandarian, Dean of the Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) and Jean Johnson, Dean of the GW School of Nursing, welcomed Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) to the Campus in late July.

GW TIP participants

Educators Break Out of the Classroom Into Local Businesses

July 18, 2014

GW’s Teachers in Industry Project provides insight into demands of the 21st-century work environment. During the three-week long program, the 19 local high school teachers attended externships at local businesses partnering with the program and looked for ways to better prepare their students for future careers in industry.

David Baker

Introducing GW's New Director of Virginia Government Relations

July 10, 2014

GW welcomes David Baker as the new Director of Virginia Government Relations.

Professor Burley Receives Award

GW Professor Diana Burley Named 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year

June 20, 2014

Diana L. Burley, a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University, was named the 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year at the 18th Annual Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) in June.

Go Girls Program Participants in the Lab

Pay it Forward: Inspiring High School Girls to Pursue Careers in the Biomedical Sciences

June 17, 2014

The GO GIRL (Genomic Opportunities for Girls In Research Labs™) educational outreach program, recently held on campus June 17-20, 2014, is designed to provide hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology and genomics to rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade young women enrolled in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). The girls have the opportunity to explore laboratory techniques commonly used in forensic and research laboratories using state-of-the-art research facilities at GW.

molten air battery configuration

GW Researchers Introduce New High-Energy Rechargeable Batteries

May 14, 2014

While electric vehicles offer many advantages—including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the country’s dependence on imported petroleum—at least one barrier stands in the way of their large-scale adoption: “range anxiety.”

GW, Northern Virginia Region Poised to Become Hub for Big Data

May 12, 2014

Northern Virginia - and the George Washington University - could be a hub for the opportunities big data presents, according to a new research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics and released by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the university, and Attain, LLC.The report was presented on Friday at a symposium on GW's Virginia Science and Technology Campus, which was a major sponsor of the research.

SON Lends Sim Lab to Loudoun County Public Schools

GW School of Nursing Lends Simulation Lab to Loudoun County School

May 06, 2014

GW School of Nursing is committed to community service and supporting the nursing profession. As part of this, the SON Skills and Simulation Lab often hosts various groups. Most recently, the SON sim lab hosted a group of students from the Loudoun County School of Practical Nursing (LSPN) at C.S. Monroe Technology Center-the Loudoun Governor's Career and Technical STEM Academy.

Riverside Parkway Alignment study

Public Information Meeting Held About Lexington Drive/ Riverside Parkway Extension

April 29, 2014

The Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure held a public information meeting April 28 at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus about the Lexington Drive/Riverside Parkway extension to Loudoun County Parkway/George Washington Boulevard.

STE Day 2014

Science, Technology and Engineering Made Fun for Loudoun County Students

April 28, 2014

Students launched ping pong balls across the room while participating in one of the 12 workshops at the eighth annual Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) Day at the George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC). The campus hosted 130 students from 11 Loudoun County high schools. The VSTC campus also welcomed Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton, who spoke to the students on the importance of science, technology and engineering education.

Conservation and Collections Resource Center Attracts Community

April 28, 2014

Flanked by multicolored balloons, a line of visitors trickled into the glass doors of the conservation and collections resource center, the newest building on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. The 22,000-square-foot facility has been coming together since 2012, and at an open house last Friday, the George Washington community got to explore what will be home to more than 20,000 artifacts from the new George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.

From left, Max Alekseyev, Keith Crandall, Marcos Perez-Losada and Jeremy Goecks of the Computational Biology Institute

GW Computational Biology Institute: Making Sense of Big Data

April 14, 2014

Researchers at the interdisciplinary institute are investigating how complex biological systems operate and evolve.

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.”