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Medical Errors are 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S. & GWSON Launches MOOC Addressing Critical Issue

May 16, 2016

Current research suggests that medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Two GW School of Nursing experts who have spent decades working on health care quality improvement are offering a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) aimed at all members of health care teams.

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Dean Eskandarian's New Book on Quantum Computing

May 16, 2016

Dean Ali Eskandarian is one of three editors of the new book--Logic and Algebraic Structures in Quantum Computing.

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Scott White Joins GW as Head of New Cybersecurity Degree Completion Program

May 13, 2016

Scott White begins June 1 as director of the new cybersecurity undergraduate degree completion program. He brings broad expertise in national security, cybersecurity and infrastructure protection to the position. White will also take a leading role in the development of the GW Cyber Academy.

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VSTC Named to the 2016 VSBA Business Honor Roll

May 12, 2016

The Loudoun County School Board passed a Resolution naming VSTC to the 2016 Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) Business Honor Roll for ongoing support of LCPS.

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How Dining Out with My Daughter Inspired My Autism Studies

May 12, 2016

"Restaurants can be stressful for my daughter Frances, who has autism, but her difficulties led me to try to better understand and treat her type of situational anxiety," said Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, director of GW's Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute.

Best of Show 2016 winner

High School Students Shine at Congressional Art Show

May 03, 2016

Rep. Barbara Comstock's 10th Congressional District art competition at VSTC drew almost 300 entries. Judges awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention ribbons in each of the seven categories. The "Best of Show" piece will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along with winners from other Congressional Districts.

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Researchers Identify New Way to Measure Autism in Boys

April 20, 2016

Researchers have developed a new method to map and track the function of brain circuits affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in boys using brain imaging, a technique that will provide doctors with a tool that measures the progress of treatments in individual patients.

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VSTC “Lights it Up Blue” for World Autism Awareness Day

April 08, 2016

GW “Lights it Up Blue” throughout the month of April to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day. GW will invest more than $5 million to establish the GW Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute. The Institute will be primarily based at VSTC.

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Area School Students Explore Research, Science at STE Day

April 04, 2016

GW faculty and students host Loudoun County teenagers at Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

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Next Generation Refrigeration Technology: Magnetic Refrigeration with Nanoparticles

March 31, 2016

In the advancement of alternative energy sources, and the critical importance of the global warming, magnetic refrigeration is a promising energy efficient and environmentally friendly technology to replace conventional vapor-compression techniques. Our research aims to design, develop, and implement the first scalable commercially viable compressor-free magnetic refrigerator system.

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GW Receives Prestigious Loudoun School-Business Partnership Award

March 15, 2016

GW was honored to receive the Loudoun School-Business Partnership Award of Excellence for Service on March 11. The partnerships with Loudoun County Public Schools began more than 15 years ago and have expanded to include close working relationships with the art and science departments. Thousands of LCPS students and teachers have benefited from exposure to new experiences and hands-on learning, especially in STEM-related fields.

Alison Taylor

The Evolution of Corporate Sustainability: Insights from Alison Taylor, Siemens Corporation

March 14, 2016

Sustainability is a complex topic that means different things to different people and companies. Alison Taylor, vice president of sustainability for Siemens, shared her insights about the evolution of sustainability, especially as it applies to Siemens, with attendees of the Dean's Speaker Series on March 2nd.

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New Data Science Program Meets Growing Workforce Demand

March 14, 2016

The explosion of data in today’s world is rapidly shaping the landscape of our lives. GW’s new, interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Data Science program was created to help meet the need for specialists with the skills to process, interpret and extract actionable insights from the vast amounts of data being produced. The Certificate will be offered at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus starting this summer.

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VSTC's Dr. Todd Miller and Exercise Science Lab Featured on Dr. Oz Show

February 08, 2016

Core expert Jenna Wolfe finds out her resting metabolic rate with the help of Dr. Todd Miller at the Milken Institute School of Public Health's Weight Management and Human Performance Laboratory and then puts the negative calorie diet to the test. Aired Feb. 8, 2016 on the Dr. Oz show.

Kevin Pelfrey

GW Names Director of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute

February 03, 2016

Kevin Pelphrey, a global leader in autism research, and $5 million investment will transform GW into a top research and treatment center for adolescents and young adults with autism. The Institute will be based on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

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.”