Dean's Welcome

The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, established in 1991, has emerged as a hub of innovative research, graduate education in critical fields, and support for the citizens and institutions of Northern Virginia.

The Campus is home to research laboratories, centers and institutes in which scientists and engineers conduct advanced research in areas like motor vehicle and airplane safety and driver performance, on renewable energy and energy efficiency, and on high performance computing. Other GW scientists are doing multidisciplinary work in areas like earthquake engineering and infrastructure reliability, electromagnetics, and nuclear physics.

Graduate education programs in engineering, business, and education provide the advanced knowledge required by the corporations and school systems of Northern Virginia. Our doctoral Executive Leadership Program has educated hundreds of corporate executives. We offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for those who already hold a bachelor's degree in another field and a one-of-a-kind program in Pharmaceutical Sciences in partnership with the Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy.

The Virginia Science and Technology Campus also is deeply involved in our community. Our annual Science, Technology & Engineering Day offers more than 130 LCPS high school students hands-on workshops with GW faculty. Our library is home to a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection, an invaluable source of information for non-profit organizations. We regularly host art exhibits featuring works by regional artists, partner with the Loudoun County Public Schools to host the Young Artist Series, offer meeting space to elected officials, corporate leaders, and local nonprofit groups, as well as host our Deans' Speaker Series.

I invite you to explore The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus both on this website and in person. We are committed to supporting the economic development of the region and the Commonwealth of Virginia, to addressing the intricate challenges that face our nation and the world, and to enriching the quality of life of the region's citizens. I shall look forward to meeting you and learning your ideas as to how we can become an even more integral part of and contributor to our local, regional, and global communities.

Ali Eskandarian
Virginia Science and Technology Campus &
College of Professional Studies

Dr. Ali Eskandarian

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