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Sceptre Grant Diagram

New Grant to Boost Cybersecurity Education in Virginia through GW Cyber Hub and Partnerships

September 14, 2016

GW is teaming up with the Michigan Cyber Range (MCR) to bring a cutting-edge cybersecurity training environment to GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Made possible by a half-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, the SCEPTRE project will create a platform for training, research and experimentation.

New Programs at VSTC

Back to School: Three New Programs Launched for Fall Semester

September 12, 2016

The fall 2016 semester kicked off with the launch of three new programs in cybersecurity, data science and translational health sciences.

SON White Coat Ceremony

Nursing Student Cohort 12 Welcomed to Campus with White Coat Ceremony

September 09, 2016

For the GW School of Nursing, it was the largest cohort yet. More than 90 nursing students gathered in Ashburn for introductions, words of encouragement from faculty members and some SON traditions to mark their first day as nursing students. For many of the students in attendance, the White Coat Ceremony was their first step on the path to a career in nursing.

Airescape 7 by Marian Osher ©2010

GW Magazine Features Marian Osher, MFA '72

August 15, 2016

Fearless Flying in 2016! coincides with the commemoration of the 15th year since the tragedy of 9/11. Marian Osher was afraid to fly for three years after her flight was detoured on 9/11. Her in-flight fascination with the textures and abstractions of the earth and clouds inspired her to create colorful mixed-media paintings and wall hangings that helped her to overcome her fear of flying.

Assistant Professor Saniya LeBlanc

GW Faculty Member Receives Gov. McAuliffe's Research Commercialization Award

July 07, 2016

Saniya LeBlanc, an assistant professor in GW's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), has recently been awarded a Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) grant by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to continue her work developing technologies that address the growing demand for energy and improving their energy efficiency.

Envision participants in a School of Nursing Simulation Lab

High School Students Explore Healthcare Careers

July 06, 2016

GW is helping more than 600 high-achieving high school students explore healthcare careers this summer. Three interactive and informative camps, offered through the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the GW School of Nursing (SON), will help students make educated career path decisions.

Wave Break by Dean Taylor Drewyer, Painting

Distinguished GW Alumnus Exhibits at VSTC

July 05, 2016

“I love the challenge and the joy of trying to catch time and space and energy in a jar—like a little kid and lightning bugs,” said Dean Taylor Drewyer, commenting on his approach to painting. An alumnus, Drewyer received his MFA degree in painting from GW in 1986.

CCRC Building

Museum Receives Major Gift from the Avenir Foundation

May 26, 2016

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum’s collection and conservation center in Virginia will be renamed in honor of the foundation.

Miller at VSTC in Exercise Science lab

Tips for Men’s Health Month

May 26, 2016

June is Men’s Health Month, a national education program marked by health screenings, fairs and other outreach activities to encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Associate professor and strength and conditioning specialist Todd Miller discusses fitness in GW Weight Management and Human Performance Lab at VSTC.

Patient in healthcare setting

Medical Errors are 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S. & GWSON Launches MOOC Addressing Critical Issue

May 16, 2016

Current research suggests that medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Two GW School of Nursing experts who have spent decades working on health care quality improvement are offering a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) aimed at all members of health care teams.

Dean Eskandarians book

Dean Eskandarian's New Book on Quantum Computing

May 16, 2016

Dean Ali Eskandarian is one of three editors of the new book--Logic and Algebraic Structures in Quantum Computing.

Scott White

Scott White Joins GW as Head of New Cybersecurity Degree Completion Program

May 13, 2016

Scott White begins June 1 as director of the new cybersecurity undergraduate degree completion program. He brings broad expertise in national security, cybersecurity and infrastructure protection to the position. White will also take a leading role in the development of the GW Cyber Academy.

LCPS School Board presentation VSBA

VSTC Named to the 2016 VSBA Business Honor Roll

May 12, 2016

The Loudoun County School Board passed a Resolution naming VSTC to the 2016 Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) Business Honor Roll for ongoing support of LCPS.

Dr. Pelphrey with his daughter Frances

How Dining Out with My Daughter Inspired My Autism Studies

May 12, 2016

"Restaurants can be stressful for my daughter Frances, who has autism, but her difficulties led me to try to better understand and treat her type of situational anxiety," said Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, director of GW's Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute.

Best of Show 2016 winner

High School Students Shine at Congressional Art Show

May 03, 2016

Rep. Barbara Comstock's 10th Congressional District art competition at VSTC drew almost 300 entries. Judges awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention ribbons in each of the seven categories. The "Best of Show" piece will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along with winners from other Congressional Districts.

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.”