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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.

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.

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.

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.”