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ISIS as a Cyber Security Threat?

December 10, 2014

In remarks delivered at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus that included military, international affairs and media undertones and marked the opening of the university’s GW Cyber Academy—an initiative that will serve degree-seeking academic programs, provide continuing education training for professionals who tackle cyber threats and facilitate applied research in cyber security—three security experts explained how ISIS has taken old propaganda tactics and combined them with new technology to become a threat in cyberspace.

Senator Kaine visits VSTC

Sen. Tim Kaine Tours GW’s School of Nursing

December 03, 2014

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) addressed students who will graduate from the George Washington School of Nursing in January, assuring them that they have chosen a “superb profession.”

“We have a significant need for more health care professionals with the Affordable Care Act, the aging of our population—all of these things are creating that demand,” Sen. Kaine said during his visit to GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) on Monday. “Campuses like this are where the solutions lie.”

Prof. Hsu with the friction machine

Professor Hsu Awarded $1 Million Grant to Increase Fuel Economy of Vehicles

November 15, 2014

Stephen Hsu, a professor in the GW School of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is developing an innovative friction reduction technology with a recently awarded $1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to increase the fuel economy of vehicles. His new technology will potentially save the United States 140 million barrels of oil per year and help the automobile industry meet new fuel economy regulations. Prof. Hsu is leading a project team consisting of a car manufacturer, an oil company and several additive companies. The collaborating companies are providing matching funds to translate the concept into reality.

Nursing student / veteran

School of Nursing Receives Grant to Recruit and Retain Veterans

November 11, 2014

$1 million from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will provide support for the development of the new Veterans BSN launching in spring 2015.

Crandall with the governor

Healthcare of the Future: GW on the Cutting Edge

November 07, 2014

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 InNOVAte Conference, held at the Center for Innovative Technology, focused on healthcare of the future. Two GW faculty members gave presentations and GW participated in the exhibit hall. Attendees, including practioners, researchers, educators, students and business leaders, explored the concepts and technologies transforming personal health management and healthcare with a half-day lineup of sessions. The program included two keynote speakers, Governor Terry McAuliffe and Dr. Bernadette Loftus of the Permanente Medical Group.

New monument sign being installed

New Campus Signage Nears Completion

November 06, 2014

New signs have been rapidly sprouting up around The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus in recent weeks. As the Campus has grown from the original first building opened in 1991 to six buildings and 122 acres today, the need for more extensive signage has become clear. The new signs are helping the university community and campus visitors identify each of the buildings on campus by name, as well as guide pedestrian and vehicular traffic to their destinations.

GW School of Nursing Dean Jean Johnson poses with  GW president Steven Knapp at her farewell reception.

School of Nursing’s Founding Dean Leaves Lasting Legacy

November 03, 2014

The GW School of Nursing's founding Dean Jean Johnson was honored during a recent celebration. GW President Steve Knapp, GW SON's faculty, staff and students, and others from Dean Johnson's wide network were on hand to toast her many contributions to GW, and to nursing, over the years. Dean Johnson is stepping down as Dean at the end of 2014 after a 33-year career at GW.

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.

GW research team pictured in front of the model on the shake table

GW Researchers Build Model to Better Understand Nuclear Reactor Behavior during Earthquakes

September 05, 2014

Imagine the scene. A 9.0 earthquake hit Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 and triggered a tsunami with 46-foot high waves. The seawall was overwhelmed and three of its six nuclear reactors melted down due to the loss of electrical power from the flooding, resulting in the largest nuclear incident since Chernobyl. The disaster sparked new interest in the behavior of nuclear reactor cores during earthquakes, leading to an international interdisciplinary research project.

MUSE project, electronics components

Solving the Proton Radius Puzzle

August 28, 2014

Three of GW’s physics faculty, Evie Downie, William Briscoe and Andrei Afanasev, are leading the way in solving the “Proton Radius Puzzle,” along with more than 45 researchers from around the globe participating in the MUon proton Scattering Experiment (MUSE) Collaboration. GW was awarded a $277,000, 18-month grant in July 2014 from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

New Post Bac Pre-med Program Launches at VSTC

Back to School: New Academic Year Kicks Off

August 25, 2014

The 2014-2015 academic year officially began on August 25th and brought with it a distinctly new feel to the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Innovation Hall is now home to over 180 accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing students from the GW School of Nursing (SON) and 150 pharmacy doctoral students through our partnership with Shenandoah University.

CBI Institute

UNIConnect Donates Lab Management Software to GW's Computational Biology Institute

July 25, 2014

Utah-based software firm UniConnect said this summer it will donate UniFlow, its laboratory process management software, to GW's Computational Biology Institute. UniConnect's UniFlow provides tools for researchers to manage complex lab processes and large quantities of omic data.

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.

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.”