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Tropical Storm Warning, Flash Flood Watch & Safety Precautions

Tropical Storm Warning, Flash Flood Watch & Safety Precautions

August 26, 2011

National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the District of Columbia & Metropolitan Area as of Friday, Aug. 26th 2011.The area may experience rain and high winds of 39-74 MPH and possibly flash flooding. Monitor the weather at the National Hurricane Center's website. Updates about the Campus will be recorded on the Weather line at 703-726-8333 or check the Campus Advisories website.

Earthquake Shakes D.C.

Earthquake Shakes D.C.

August 24, 2011

Engineering Professor Pedro Silva answers questions about earthquakes, if they can be predicted and what to do when faced with one.  STORY

Dr. Silva is a researcher in the Earthquake Engineering and Structure Laboratory on the Virginia Campus. The laboratory features one of the most sophisticated earthquake simulators of its kind in the nation.

Statement Regarding GW Operations Due to Earthquake

August 23, 2011

Normal operations will resume at all three of George Washington University's campuses on Wednesday, August 24. There have been no reports of injuries and only minor, non-structural damage to a few university buildings, which will not affect operations.  Updates at Campus Advisories

GW ‘Teachers In Industry’ Project Turns Local Teachers Into Interns

GW ‘Teachers In Industry’ Project Turns Local Teachers Into Interns

July 13, 2011

Teachers in Industry Project (GWTIP), hosted by the university's Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va., paired 17 teachers with nine local industry leaders. Through full-time externships with local businesses, teachers learned what role STEM content and 21st century business practices play in turning wastewater into clean water for residents, creating cyber defenses for global networks, designing “green” systems for the construction industry and developing the latest advances in medical care. Following their experiences, teachers will work to integrate their new-found knowledge into their daily classroom curriculum.

A Look Through the Lens: Loudoun Photography Club Exhibit

Loudoun Photography Club Exhibit 2011: A Look Through the Lens

June 01, 2011

Loudoun Photography Club members exhibit original photography on Campus through August 25. Open to the public at 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA.

Research Space Triples at Virginia Campus

June 01, 2011

Over the last three years, more than 7,000 square feet of new laboratory space has been built out as new research centers are created or existing ones are relocated from GW's Foggy Bottom Campus to the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus. These laboratories provide critical research space for new faculty in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, and the health sciences.

Healing Hands Healing Homes Nursing Students Volunteer with Tornado Relief Group in Virginia

Healing Hands Healing Homes Nursing Students Volunteer with Tornado Relief Group in Virginia

May 19, 2011

Four Bachelor of Science in Nursing students traveled to Gloucester County, Va., where they traded latex exam gloves for rugged work gloves. The students joined a team of volunteers from the Gloucester Tornado Recovery Group to aid the community after it was ravaged, April 17, by a tornado blamed for two fatalities and millions of dollars in damage.

Next-Generation Nursing: School of Nursing Celebrates First Year

Next-Generation Nursing: School of Nursing Celebrates First Year

May 12, 2011

Faculty members, students, friends, and supporters of the School of Nursing gathered May 12 to celebrate a successful first year and to prepare to take on the challenges that will come with continued growth. Secretary of Health and Human Resources William Hazel spoke at the gathering about the health care challenges Virginia faces, and how GW's School of Nursing can help.

GW Commencement 2011

GW Commencement 2011

May 10, 2011

Congratulations to the Class of 2011! GW’s Commencement celebration spanned six days from May 10 to 15 and comprised of more than 20 events, including the University Commencement on the National Mall.

LCPS Students Exhibit Artwork at GW (April-June 2011)

LCPS Students Exhibit Artwork at GW (April-June 2011)

April 15, 2011

Student artwork from Loudoun County Public Schools is on exhibit through June 6 on Campus, featuring two-dimensional, mixed-media works by more than 50 student artists from Balls Bluff Elementary School, Cool Spring Elementary School, John W. Tolbert Elementary School, and Pine Brook Elementary School.

Make Connections and Learn How to Finance Your Business At This Year’s Loudoun SBDC Building Business Together Event on April 28

Building Business Together 2011 - Two Keynote Speakers Assess Region’s Business Health: Make Connections and Learn How to Finance Your Business

April 12, 2011

GW hosts the fourth annual event April 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 18 workshops and seminars, including a Finance Fair track, are designed to support Loudoun business by sharing best practices and making good business connections. The event also includes an after-hours networking reception, a silent auction, and an exhibitor hall.

Bringing Undersea Exploration to Virginia, Titanic Discoverer Bob Ballard to Discuss Science and the New Workforce with Local Business Leaders and to Deliver Keynote at GW’s ‘Science, Tech & Engineering Day’ for More than 150 Virginia High School Students

April 05, 2011

Robert Ballard, oceanographer and explorer best known for discovering the shipwreck of RMS Titanic and founding The JASON Project, will speak to local business leaders, educators and elected officials on the issue of science, technology and the new workforce. Brian Fitzgerald, executive director of the Business-Higher Education Forum, will also address how corporations are taking the lead in supporting STEM education and future careers in science and technology.

Science, Technology and Engineering Day 2011 Features Explorer and Scientist Dr. Robert Ballard

April 01, 2011

This year’s 5th annual Science, Technology and Engineering Day featured explorer and oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard as the luncheon speaker. Dr. Ballard, an “Explorer in Residence” at National Geographic, is best known for discovering the sunken RMS Titanic using the latest in underwater exploration technology and deep diving robotic submersibles, but...

US House of Representatives, Rep. Frank Wolf

GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus Hosts 10th District Congressional Art Exhibit 2011

March 14, 2011

Exhibit: On display through April 28, 2011
Reception: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6-8:30 p.m.

10th District artwork submissions to the annual Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the US House of Representatives, Rep. Frank Wolf, are on display in Enterprise Hall through April 28. The national competition, featuring works from high school students, includes all congressional districts in the nation. Each district selects a Best in Show that will hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year. Awards to be announced April 14, 7 p.m. at the opening reception by Rep. Frank Wolf. Exhibit and reception are open to the public. For more information call Corporate and Community Relations at (703) 726-3650

This year's Best in Show winner is Michael Anderson for an oil painting titled "Sound."

GW Alumni Artists Exhibit List to Celebrate Campus' 20th Anniversary (February-March 2011)

February 07, 2011

In celebration of the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the Campus, distinctive works from local GW Alumni artists will be on display in three exhibits throughout the year. The first exhibit, featuring approximately 30 pieces of artwork by distinguished GW alumni.

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.”