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GW Teachers in Industry Project

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.

GW Online High School

George Washington University Online High School Graduates Its Second Class

June 17, 2013

Twenty-one high school seniors graduated from the George Washington University Online High School program, now in its second year. They celebrated their accomplishments with a prom on Friday and graduation ceremonies on Saturday at GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus.

Dean Jean Johnson

School of Nursing Dean Johnson to Step Down

June 05, 2013

The founding dean of the George Washington University School of Nursing will step down at the end of the next academic year, after guiding GW’s newest school to national prominence during a period of profound change in health care delivery.

Admiral Mel Williams

University Launches GW VALOR

May 20, 2013

Vice Admiral (retired) Mel Williams Jr., the newly named senior associate dean for military and veterans initiatives, announced the GW Veterans Accelerate Learning Opportunities and Rewards program (GW VALOR) at the College of Professional Studies Commencement celebration.

Russ Ramsey

Senator Warner Pays Tribute to W. Russell Ramsey in the Congressional Record

May 17, 2013

“Please join me in congratulating my friend Russ Ramsey for all of his contributions to the George Washington University, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the greater Washington region,” said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., B.A.'77. Read Warner's full remarks inserted in the Congressional Record and about Ramsey's many contributions to the university.

GW Wins Award for Cutting-Edge Technology Used in Nursing Simulation Lab

May 07, 2013

Nursing education has come a long way over the years. GW's student nurses now have hands on patient experiences in a 6,300-square-foot simulated hospital environment, long before they meet their first real patient.

Steel Beams Rise from the Ground: New Building Construction Update

Steel Beams Rise from the Ground: New Building Construction Update

May 03, 2013

Construction continues on the dual-purpose collections and conservation resource center to be located on Campus, featuring a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art collections and conservation resource center and an adjacent 30,000 square feet of additional space for future academic and research activities.

Recent Faculty Publications, Conferences & Presentations - May 2013 Newsletter

May 01, 2013

Publications, conferences, grants and other news regarding VSTC faculty from the May 2013 VSTC Newsletter.

Go Girl Registration Open Through May 3

Go Girl Registration Open Through May 3

April 23, 2013

GO GIRL (Genomic Opportunities for Girls In Research Labs) is an educational outreach program designed to provide a unique opportunity for young women interested in gaining hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology and genomics. An annual program designed for rising 10th, 11th, and 12 grade young women from Loudoun County Public Schools, this year's one-week summer program will run from June 10-13 and is free of charge for participants. Applications are due by May 3.

GW President Steven Knapp Shares Virginia Plans with Loudoun County Leaders

April 22, 2013

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.

Loudoun County High School Students Participate in Science, Technology & Engineering Day

April 15, 2013

GW's Virginia Science & Technology Campus hosts seventh annual STE Day for more than 120 Loudoun County high school students interested in learning more about possible career paths. Students choose to participate in three of the eleven hands-on workshops offered on campus during STE Day.

Loudoun County High School Students Participate in Science, Technology & Engineering Day 2013 at GW

April 15, 2013

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 were introduced to different career options by GW faculty and graduate students and learned about "Tools for Neuroscience Research," from the keynote speaker Tim Harris, the director of the Applied Physics and Instrumentation Group at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus.

High Performance Computing Professor Receives Prestigious International Research Award

High Performance Computing Professor Receives Prestigious International Research Award

April 08, 2013

Tarek El-Ghazawi, a professor in GW's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award, a prestigious international research award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany, for excellence in his field.

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.”