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Autism brain imaging in boys

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.

VSTC Lights it Up Blue

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.

medical technology workshop

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.

Magnetic Refrigeration

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.

School Business Partnership Breakfast Awards Ceremony

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.

data science

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.

Dr. Oz show films in VSTC's Exercise Science Lab

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.

Students in new Discovery Hall classroom

New Semester, New Classrooms: First Floor Discovery Hall Completed

January 11, 2016

Spring semester kicks off today with the opening of three new classrooms at VSTC. These newest additions are part of the 6,900 square foot build out on the first floor of Discovery Hall.

Delegate Bell visits GW

Delegate-Elect John Bell, GW Alumnus, Visits Campus

January 06, 2016

Dean Eskandarian, Dean Jeffries, and representatives from both the campus and the School of Nursing (SON) welcomed Delegate-elect John Bell (D-Loudoun) to campus today.

Capital Region Business Forum

President Knapp Moderates Business Panel Featuring D.C., Maryland, Virginia Leaders

December 09, 2015

Political leaders of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia stressed cooperation as a pillar of regional economic growth at the inaugural Capital Region Business Forum, sponsored by the George Washington University and moderated by President Steven Knapp.

economic impact report

Study: GW Contributes More Than $500 Million to Virginia Economy

December 09, 2015

A new study recently released finds the George Washington University contributes more than half a billion dollars to Virginia’s economy, thanks to its growing Virginia Science and Technology Campus and graduate education centers.

translational health sciences program

GW Launches New Ph.D. in Translational Health Sciences

November 13, 2015

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has launched a new Ph.D. program in Translational Health Sciences. The program is designed to prepare health care professionals and leaders to create, translate, disseminate, and integrate knowledge across disciplines.

SON ribbon cutting

School of Nursing Cuts the Ribbon on New Simulation Lab

October 28, 2015

Members of the School of Nursing community—including Dean Pamela Jeffries, administrative leaders, faculty and students—cut the ribbon Oct. 27 on a new skills and simulation laboratory.

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.”