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Biomolecular research

New Center for Biomolecular Sciences at VSTC

July 14, 2015

GW is on the brink of new discoveries with the launch of GW’s Center for Biomolecular Sciences (CBMS).

Teachers in Industry participants at Dulles Intl Airport

Loudoun Companies Critical to Success of Teachers in Industry Project

July 13, 2015

For teachers, the question of how to best prepare students for future employment can be omnipresent. Employers face similar questions about how to hone the skills and capture the imaginations of future engineers, writers, artists and researchers. The George Washington University’s Teachers in Industry Project (GW TIP), now in its seventh year, is helping bring those parallel agendas together.

art by Sherry Zvares Sanabria

Virginia Campus Exhibition Honors Loudoun County Painter Sherry Zvares Sanabria

July 13, 2015

Painter Sherry Zvares Sanabria, B.A. '59, had a knack for finding spaces that held profound meaning. She traveled throughout the world, to asylums, immigration centers and prisons. Then she'd paint images from those locations in warm, velvet-like colors that marked her signature.

Wearable ECG ring

GW Faculty Member Receives Gov. McAuliffe's Research Commercialization Award

July 12, 2015

Zhenyu Li dreams of a day when sudden cardiac events, such as heart attacks, will be more quickly detected using a wearable finger ring with an electrocardiograph (ECG) sensor. Li, an assistant professor in GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, has recently been awarded a Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) grant.

DNA extraction

GW Hosts Careers in Medicine and Health Sciences Camp for Regional High School Students

July 10, 2015

Forty students from Osbourn Park High School’s Biotechnology Center in Prince William County, Va., are one step closer to “figuring out what they want do with their lives” thanks to a career exploration camp at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus.

Chinese Delegation at GW

School of Nursing Hosts Delegation from China

July 02, 2015

A delegation of 20 from the Yancheng Institute of Health Sciences in the Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China visited GW SON's Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) July 1.

Post-Bac Pre-Med Students

Campus Growth Continues: Newly Constructed Wet Labs Open, More Projects Underway

May 20, 2015

The first class of GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine certificate program students were welcomed to Campus this week. Students in the program will use the recently completed chemistry, biology and physics teaching labs, a construction project valued at more than $3 million. The new teaching labs will allow for expansion of additional health science programs on Campus, including bioinformatics and medical lab sciences.

Discovery Hall

Discovery Hall: New Building Name

May 09, 2015

The three-story portion of the newest building on Campus is now being called Discovery Hall.

valor awardee

Nursing Student Wins VALOR Grant

May 06, 2015

Jenn Beck, one of several U.S. military veterans graduating this May from the GW School of Nursing with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), was also awarded a grant to cover her nursing licensure. GW's Operation VALOR awarded the grant, known as the VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant and funded in part by the Shenkman Fund. Four such grants were awarded across George Washington University.

Best in Show winner

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.

The road areas under discussion are outlined in red.

GW Boulevard Proposed Changes Include Pedestrian Crosswalk and Traffic Light

May 01, 2015

On April 20, VSTC welcomed Loudoun Supervisor Suzanne Volpe, the Loudoun County Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure, and about 30 residents and business owners from Ashburn to discuss road improvements to George Washington Boulevard.

STE Day

Loudoun County Students Explore STEM Careers

April 29, 2015

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

GW Physics faculty

GW Hosts International Physics Conference at Virginia Campus

April 25, 2015

GW professors Edward Teller and George Gamow, pioneers in nuclear physics, began a long and distinguished history for GW’s Department of Physics. Current faculty members continue in their footsteps with cutting-edge research and recent leadership in organizing the International Workshop on Partial Wave Analysis for Hadron Spectroscopy.

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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.

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.”