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Area High School Students Shine at Congressional Art Show

May 06, 2015

Rep. Barbara Comstock’s competition at VSTC exhibits more than 180 pieces from 10th District.

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Loudoun County Students Explore STEM Careers

April 29, 2015

The Virginia Science and Technology Campus hosts 130 high school students for ninth annual event.

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Expanded Career Pathways Now Available to Pharmaceutical Sciences Students

March 12, 2015

Are you interested in becoming a pharmacist? Maybe a clinical lab scientist, a researcher or other type of health professional? GW’s B.S. in Health Sciences in Pharmaceutical Sciences program helps prepare students for these careers and now offers an even broader range of options.

Remembering Fukushima: Unique GW Model Improves Understanding of Nuclear Reactor Behavior during Earthquakes

March 11, 2015

When the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant four years ago today, a series of events triggered a meltdown of three of its six nuclear reactors, resulting in the largest nuclear incident since Chernobyl. The disaster sparked global interest in learning more about the behavior of nuclear reactor cores during earthquakes. According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, 437 nuclear reactors in 30 countries produce more than 12% of the world's energy and ensuring their safety is critical. The GW research team is leading the way to new discoveries.

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Exhibit Warmly Caricatures Heroes of STEM and the Arts

March 03, 2015

What do Charles Lindbergh, John Lennon and university namesake George Washington have in common? They’re a small sample of the historical figures drawn to heightened perfection by artist Mike Caplanis, whose work is on display through March 30 in Enterprise Hall at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus.

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GW Announces New Dean for School of Nursing

January 23, 2015

The George Washington University announced on Friday the hiring of Pamela R. Jeffries as the next dean of the School of Nursing. Dr. Jeffries, who in 2013 was named the Johns Hopkins University inaugural vice provost of digital initiatives, has been a Johns Hopkins professor of nursing since 2009.

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New Health Sciences Teaching Labs under Construction at VSTC

January 08, 2015

Construction crews are hard at work at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) building three teaching labs slated for completion this spring. The project, valued at more than $3 million, will allow expansion of health science programs on Campus by the spring of 2015.

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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.

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Sen. Tim Kaine Tours GW’s School of Nursing

December 09, 2014

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) addressed graduating nursing students at a poster presentation of capstone projects, 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 Campus. "Campuses like this are where the solutions lie."

GW staff and faculty gathered at GW's booth at the SC14 Conference.

GW Showcases Technology and Research at High Performance Computing Conference

December 08, 2014

Faculty and staff from The George Washington University recently participated in the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14). GW was well represented at SC14 by staff from the Division of Information Technology (IT) and researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). The conference, attended by more than 10,000 people, gives universities, institutions, companies and others an opportunity to showcase and share their innovative technologies to help open the door to new scientific and economic opportunities.

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Access Supplied

December 01, 2014

In order to remain at the forefront of a rapidly changing health care landscape, GW's School of Medicine and Health Sciences has embarked on a significant expansion that will allow the school to serve as an educational center for an even larger portion of the nation’s new health professionals and leaders.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.”