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November 06, 2014
New signs have been rapidly sprouting up around The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus in recent weeks. As the Campus has grown from the original first building opened in 1991 to six buildings and 122 acres today, the need for more extensive signage has become clear. The new signs are helping the university community and campus visitors identify each of the buildings on campus by name, as well as guide pedestrian and vehicular traffic to their destinations.
November 03, 2014
The GW School of Nursing's founding Dean Jean Johnson was honored during a recent celebration. GW President Steve Knapp, GW SON's faculty, staff and students, and others from Dean Johnson's wide network were on hand to toast her many contributions to GW, and to nursing, over the years. Dean Johnson is stepping down as Dean at the end of 2014 after a 33-year career at GW.
September 12, 2014
GW is making a strategic investment in the growing field of big data and data analytics.
September 07, 2014
Stacia Moreno beamed with pride as a faculty member cloaked her with a white lab coat on Thursday evening. “I’m just so excited,” she said while shaking School of Nursing Dean Johnson’s hand. Ms. Moreno was among 62 students in the School of Nursing’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program who participated in the school’s inaugural White Coat Ceremony.
September 05, 2014
Imagine the scene. A 9.0 earthquake hit Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 and triggered a tsunami with 46-foot high waves. The seawall was overwhelmed and three of its six nuclear reactors melted down due to the loss of electrical power from the flooding, resulting in the largest nuclear incident since Chernobyl. The disaster sparked new interest in the behavior of nuclear reactor cores during earthquakes, leading to an international interdisciplinary research project.
August 28, 2014
Three of GW’s physics faculty, Evie Downie, William Briscoe and Andrei Afanasev, are leading the way in solving the “Proton Radius Puzzle,” along with more than 45 researchers from around the globe participating in the MUon proton Scattering Experiment (MUSE) Collaboration. GW was awarded a $277,000, 18-month grant in July 2014 from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
August 25, 2014
The 2014-2015 academic year officially began on August 25th and brought with it a distinctly new feel to the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Innovation Hall is now home to over 180 accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing students from the GW School of Nursing (SON) and 150 pharmacy doctoral students through our partnership with Shenandoah University.
July 25, 2014
Utah-based software firm UniConnect said this summer it will donate UniFlow, its laboratory process management software, to GW's Computational Biology Institute. UniConnect's UniFlow provides tools for researchers to manage complex lab processes and large quantities of omic data.
July 24, 2014
The West Falls Church shuttle service to the VSTC has been replaced by the Wiehle Express, due to the opening of the new Silver Line.
July 24, 2014
Senior campus leadership, including Ali Eskandarian, Dean of the Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) and Jean Johnson, Dean of the GW School of Nursing, welcomed Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) to the Campus in late July.
July 18, 2014
GW’s Teachers in Industry Project provides insight into demands of the 21st-century work environment. During the three-week long program, the 19 local high school teachers attended externships at local businesses partnering with the program and looked for ways to better prepare their students for future careers in industry.
July 10, 2014
GW welcomes David Baker as the new Director of Virginia Government Relations.
June 20, 2014
Diana L. Burley, a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University, was named the 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year at the 18th Annual Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) in June.
June 17, 2014
The GO GIRL (Genomic Opportunities for Girls In Research Labs™) educational outreach program, recently held on campus June 17-20, 2014, is designed to provide hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology and genomics to rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade young women enrolled in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). The girls have the opportunity to explore laboratory techniques commonly used in forensic and research laboratories using state-of-the-art research facilities at GW.
May 14, 2014
While electric vehicles offer many advantages—including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the country’s dependence on imported petroleum—at least one barrier stands in the way of their large-scale adoption: “range anxiety.”