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State and Local Leaders Discuss STEM Opportunities and Challenges

July 25, 2013

The GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus was pleased to host a distinguished panel of state, regional and local political and education leaders for a discussion entitled "Northern Virginia's STEM Opportunities and Challenges: A Vertical Approach."

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Learning Tricks From a New Trade

July 22, 2013

GW's Teachers in Industry Project, hosted by GW's VSTC, is a three-week externship where teachers learn about the work environment in various companies focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), then bring that knowledge back to their classrooms, letting it shape their lesson plans, objectives and goals. This year's participating companies included Lockheed Martin, AOL, Fabbioli Cellars, Great Country Farms, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Neustar, Rehau, Telos, and Verizon.

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Dennis Devlin Named Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow

July 18, 2013

Dennis Devlin, GW's assistant vice president for Information Security & Compliance Services, was recently named a Distinguished Fellow by the Ponemon Institute, a research center dedicated to privacy, data protection and information security policies. Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellows represent some of the top privacy and security strategists in the world.

Walls Rise from the Ground

July 15, 2013

Construction continues on the dual-purpose collections and conservation resource center to be located on GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

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Researchers Create Method to Rapidly Identify Specific Strains of Illness

July 12, 2013

Researchers from the George Washington University and Boston University School of Medicine have developed a method to rapidly identify pathogenic species and strains causing illnesses, such as pneumonia, that could help lead to earlier detection of disease outbreaks and pinpoint effective treatments more quickly. The findings are featured online in the journal Genome Research.

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Loudoun Teachers Get Behind-the-Scenes Look at Dulles Airport

July 10, 2013

The GW Teachers in Industry Project (GW TIP) is an initiative to provide middle and high school core content teachers the opportunity to experience firsthand the work environment for which they are preparing their students. Externship experiences at top regional businesses allow teachers in the English, math, science, social studies and CTE content areas to become aware of the core knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the STEM-focused 21st century workforce.

Local Girl Scouts receive first aid training from nursing students

Nursing Students Present First Aid Workshop for Girl Scouts

July 09, 2013

Students from GW's bachelor of nursing program presented a First Aid Badge Workshop for the Girl Scouts of Loudoun County on May 31. The nursing students fulfilled their community health requirement for their degree by organizing and presenting this workshop for the girls. The nursing students developed age appropriate presentations for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes on what to do in various first aid situations.

University Launches High-Performance Computing Initiative

July 05, 2013

The George Washington University is in the process of implementing a new high-performance computer cluster, Colonial One, which will greatly expand the university’s research capabilities. Housed on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, Colonial One is a $2 million investment in GW’s research computing infrastructure. A central resource to support a wide variety of projects, it will encourage inter-disciplinary partnerships.

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.”