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Noted Biologist Keith Crandall Appointed Founding Director of Institute

GW Announces Creation of Computational Biology Institute to Conduct Integrated Research

June 25, 2012

Keith Crandall, a renowned biologist and population geneticist, has been named founding director of the George Washington University Computational Biology Institute. This newly created position will further strengthen GW’s role as a leader in science and research in the region and nationally.

Computational Biology Institute Launched

Computational Biology Institute Launched

June 25, 2012

Started in fall 2012, the Computational Biology Institute (CBI) focuses on computational and bioinformatic approaches to biological questions in the genomics era.  Focus areas include biodiversity informatics, translational medicine, and systems biology.  MORE

Science + Big Data = New Interdisciplinary Institute

Science + Big Data = New Interdisciplinary Institute

June 25, 2012

Computational biology is a field that brings together elements of computer science and biology. It is where big data intersects with science and where much of biology can be described by mathematical equations. Computational biologists conduct bench research and develop tools to effectively analyze the huge volumes of data generated in researching genetics and genomics, including genetic mapping and DNA sequencing.

GW's Department of Information Technology Receives Award: Best Place to Work

GW's Department of Information Technology Receives Award: Best Place to Work

June 18, 2012

The George Washington University's Division of Information Technology has been selected as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals by IDG's Computerworld. This honor is part of the bi-weekly IT publication's 19th annual "Best Places to Work in IT" survey.  MORE

All-Girl Camp Empowers Teen Minds into the World of Science

All-Girl Camp Empowers Teen Minds into the World of Science

June 16, 2012

The Loudoun Times reports on GW's Go Girl June 2012 camp, other wise known as Genomic Opportunities for Girls in Research Labs.

Young Women Gain Hands-on Lab Experience

Young Women Gain Hands-on Lab Experience

June 11, 2012

GO GIRL (Genomic Opportunities for Girls In Research Labs) is an educational outreach program designed to provide a unique opportunity for young women interested in gaining hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology and genomics. It is an annual program designed for rising 10th, 11th, and 12 grade young women from Loudoun County Public Schools. This one-week summer program ran June 11-14 and was free of charge for participants.

The GW "shake table" simulates earthquakes with six degrees of motion.

$860K Grant to Study the Effects Earthquakes Have on Nuclear Reactor Cores

June 08, 2012

Faculty will study the effects earthquakes have on nuclear reactor cores by devising a model for simulating the impact of fuel rod vibrations inside a nuclear reactor.  The findings of the research iwll have implications for nuclear reactor construction and analysis well into the future.  MORE

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.”