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GW, Northern Virginia Region Poised to Become Hub for Big Data

May 12, 2014

Northern Virginia - and the George Washington University - could be a hub for the opportunities big data presents, according to a new research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics and released by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the university, and Attain, LLC.The report was presented on Friday at a symposium on GW's Virginia Science and Technology Campus, which was a major sponsor of the research.

SON Lends Sim Lab to Loudoun County Public Schools

GW School of Nursing Lends Simulation Lab to Loudoun County School

May 06, 2014

GW School of Nursing is committed to community service and supporting the nursing profession. As part of this, the SON Skills and Simulation Lab often hosts various groups. Most recently, the SON sim lab hosted a group of students from the Loudoun County School of Practical Nursing (LSPN) at C.S. Monroe Technology Center-the Loudoun Governor's Career and Technical STEM Academy.

Riverside Parkway Alignment study

Public Information Meeting Held About Lexington Drive/ Riverside Parkway Extension

April 29, 2014

The Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure held a public information meeting April 28 at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus about the Lexington Drive/Riverside Parkway extension to Loudoun County Parkway/George Washington Boulevard.

STE Day 2014

Science, Technology and Engineering Made Fun for Loudoun County Students

April 28, 2014

Students launched ping pong balls across the room while participating in one of the 12 workshops at the eighth annual Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) Day at the George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC). The campus hosted 130 students from 11 Loudoun County high schools. The VSTC campus also welcomed Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton, who spoke to the students on the importance of science, technology and engineering education.

Conservation and Collections Resource Center Attracts Community

April 28, 2014

Flanked by multicolored balloons, a line of visitors trickled into the glass doors of the conservation and collections resource center, the newest building on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. The 22,000-square-foot facility has been coming together since 2012, and at an open house last Friday, the George Washington community got to explore what will be home to more than 20,000 artifacts from the new George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.

From left, Max Alekseyev, Keith Crandall, Marcos Perez-Losada and Jeremy Goecks of the Computational Biology Institute

GW Computational Biology Institute: Making Sense of Big Data

April 14, 2014

Researchers at the interdisciplinary institute are investigating how complex biological systems operate and evolve.

W2 program

GW School of Nursing Partners with MedStar for Education & Scholarships

March 12, 2014

A new partnership between the George Washington University School of Nursing and MedStar Washington Hospital Center, named Washington Squared (W2), will offer scholarship benefits and the promise of employment to GW’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing students during the next six years.


On the Move

March 11, 2014

Question: How do you pack a pre-Columbian apron with a real toucan’s head attached to the front of it? Answer: Very carefully.
By Mary A. Dempsey, GW Magazine


Virginia Innovation Partnership Grant Awarded to GW’s Computational Biology Institute

March 10, 2014

GW’s Computational Biology Institute (CBI) has been awarded a grant by the Virginia Innovation Partnership to accelerate innovation and economic growth in Virginia for their proposal “Next Generation Diagnostics.” CBI plans to commercialize new methods of pathogen diagnostics using a novel combination of genomics and informatics.

Car crash

NSF Grants Prestigious CAREER Award to Hamdar

March 08, 2014

Young and inexperienced drivers are at higher risk for collisions. Dr. Samer H. Hamdar, an assistant professor in GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the Traffic and Networks Research Laboratory, hopes to create a safer driving environment, especially for these young and inexperienced drivers, by applying his research in collision prediction and vehicular control to develop a hazard-based driving behavioral model.

Nelson Carbonell

GW Board of Trustees Chair Nelson Carbonell Holds Faculty Town Hall Meeting at VSTC

March 04, 2014

The GW Board of Trustees charged Chair Nelson Carbonell to form a committee of Board members, faculty, and administrators, to engage with the

ECE Doctoral candidate Hatem ElBidweihy

ECE Student Defends Dissertation About the Magnetic Properties of High-Strength Steel

February 27, 2014

Hatem ElBidweihy, a graduate research assistant in VSTC's Institute for Magnetics Research, and a doctoral candidate in the School of Engineering & Applied Science's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, successfully defended his dissertation about magnetic properties of high-strength steel.

Exploration Hall at VSTC

ITF Spotlights Virginia Campus

February 26, 2014

GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus will soon house a cybersecurity academy as well as an expanded number of health sciences programs, thanks to the work of the university’s Innovation Task Force.

IIST Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

IIST Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program Expands to Loudoun County

February 15, 2014

One of the fastest growing segments in the Northern Virginia job market is the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry cluster, which includes such areas of specialization as cyber security, data analytics and health information technology. Loudoun County alone is predicting that this cluster will require 45,000 positions by 2022. In order to support the workforce demand, GW’s College of Professional Studies will be expanding its bachelor’s degree completion program in Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) to the Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) in fall 2014.

Feb. 2014 BOT meeting

Interdisciplinary Research Highlighted at Board Meeting

February 07, 2014

The Computational Biology Institute, located at the Virginia Science & Technology Campus, as well as the university’s Global Women’s Institute and the newly-announced Sustainability Institute, were showcased at the February Board of Trustees meeting.

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.”