News Archives

Dr. Sara Hooshangi

Celebrating Dr. Hooshangi’s Decade of Service as IIST Program Director

December 04, 2019

Dr. Sara Hooshangi proved herself a valuable leader as the inaugural director of the Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) bachelor’s degree completion program. Over the last decade, she grew the fledgling program into a unique, well-established program, producing graduates who are prepared for a variety of careers in the rapidly changing technology world. She will be missed.

Dr. Hamdar

Dr. Hamdar Gives Invited Talk about His Transportation Research

October 28, 2019

GW School of Engineering's Dr. Samer Hamdar, gave an invited talk at Georgia Tech Transportation Institute's Seminar Series about "Collision Formation in Uninterrupted Flow Conditions: Behavioral and Data-Driven Analysis and Modeling."

Professors Volker Sorger and Tarek El-Ghazawi with technology devices

Lighting the Way: The Future of Data Processing

September 25, 2019

Imagine a world where you never had to wait for a document to download or a video to stream, where a self-driving car was aware of everything around it, and you didn’t question the security of online banking. Two GW School of Engineering and Applied Science researchers are pioneering a new way to process information—using light instead of electrons—that could transform the era of digitalization driven by the need to quickly, efficiently and securely process data.

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New Website to Connect Students with Research Opportunities

September 17, 2019

A new GW website, GW Student Research Commons, provides a one-stop resource to connect students with research opportunities.The website is geared toward the university’s undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across all disciplines. Students will be able to use the website to find paid research positions, fellowships, databases of scholarships and other funding opportunities, research internships and other for-credit or volunteer opportunities.

simulation center staff in the school of nursing lab

Meet the Simulation Staff in the School of Nursing

September 13, 2019

As GW Nursing’s student population has grown, the Simulation Learning and Innovation Center has added staff to keep up with demands of Bachelor of Science in Nursing labs, Objective Simulated Clinical Experiences for graduate students and other simulated events hosted for outside groups. GW School of Nursing is a top ranked school headquartered at GW's VSTC.

A group of IIST bachelor’s degree completion program students in front of a sculpture at Glenstone art museum

Behind the Scenes Tour of High-tech Museum Brings Classwork to Life

September 02, 2019

CPS’s Career Services Department organized a unique behind-the-scenes tour of Glenstone art museum for 18 of our Integrated Information Science & Technology (IIST) program bachelor’s degree completion students. Students had a chance to learn about the extensive IT infrastructure design and challenges.

Nicole Mintz

Welcome Career Services Director Nicole Mintz

August 29, 2019

Nicole Mintz, the newly hired director of career services for the GW College of Professional Studies (CPS), brings a wealth of experience to the job. She joined the team in August following a seven-year stint as advisor in the GW Career Services Center.

Linda Cassar

Identifying Compassion Fatigue in Obstetric Nurses

July 29, 2019

Compassion fatigue, characterized by lack of engagement, apathy and negative feelings, is a common complaint among nurses in fields such as oncology and emergency medicine. But for obstetric (OB) nurses, the data is less clear. Linda Cassar, D.N.P., RNC-OB, C.N.E., GW School of Nursing, hopes to change that. Dr. Cassar received a grant from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) for her research proposal, Understanding Compassion Fatigue Among Obstetric Nurses in the United States. 

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Machine Learning Could Help Treatment of Chronic Diseases, New Study Suggests

July 19, 2019

New insights achieved by the combination of bioinformatics and genomics data through machine learning could help the way doctors treat chronic diseases like lupus, according to a paper published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports. GW researchers, including Keith A. Crandall, Ph.D., director of the Computational Biology Institute at Milken Institute School of Public Health, worked with AMPEL BioSolutions, a genomics technology company, to train a computer to analyze genetic and patient data to predict whether an individual living with lupus was experiencing a flare in disease activity.

Rep. Wexton with Best of Show winner Joanna Rivera Tan

Local High School Students Shine at Congressional Art Show

May 08, 2019

Rep. Wexton (D-Va.) hosted the annual competition at the Virginia Science & Technology Campus where more than 235 entries from students across the 10th District were exhibited. GW has hosted the art competition for the past decade.

Group of Cyber BPS student competing at VMI

CPS Students Compete in Virginia Cyber Competition

March 01, 2019

The world of cybersecurity is full of challenges and unknown dangers. Last week, a team of six GW cybersecurity bachelor’s degree students participated in a hands-on learning experience to help them be ready for the real challenges they will face in their future careers.

GW president on left in suit and tie and Wexton in tailed skirt outfit holds framed image of GW statue

GW Hosts Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Business Leaders for Discussion

February 21, 2019

Dozens of capital-area executives gathered at GW's VSTC in Ashburn, Va. for a discussion with U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.).The event, hosted at Exploration Hall in partnership with the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, brought together leaders from healthcare, banking, construction, information technology, consulting and nonprofit industries to hear about Ms. Wexton’s priorities and ask questions during an hourlong discussion. It was Ms. Wexton’s first meeting with the Loudoun County business community since taking office in January.

Best of Online Programs US News and World Report - Grad Nursing 2019

Nursing Online graduate programs ranked #6 by US News & World Report

January 15, 2019

GW’s master of science in nursing remained in the top 10 of US News & World Report rankings for online graduate nursing programs in 2019, tying for the sixth spot. The program also ranked second for best online master's in nursing programs for veterans.

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.”