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GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus Finalist in New Community Leadership Awards
Learning Tricks From a New Trade
The GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus was nominated for the new Community Leadership Awards, presented by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting on Jan. 31, 2012. GW was a finalist in the large organization category, along with Middleburg Bank, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus, and Miller & Smith.
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.
Packed buses dropped off more than 120 kids from all 13 Loudoun County high schools to participate in the seventh annual Science, Technology & Engineering Day on April 11. Held at GW's Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA, students choose three hands-on workshops from the eleven workshop offerings, covering a variety of science and technology topics.
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.
George Washington University President Steven Knapp addressed plans for the Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) in a speech before a group of Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce members on April 18. Th event was part of the was part of the Chamber's Leadership Luncheon Series.
In partnership with Loudoun Interfaith Relief, The GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus is collecting the following food items to benefit low-income families. Boxes are located in the lobbies of all buidlings.