GWVIRGINIAnews - February 2013 Issue

GWVIRGINIAnews - February 2013 Issue

Distinguished Panelists Discuss the Key to Increased Enterprise Security at GW Feb. 26

Securing the enterprise, whether large or small, requires all parts to work together. Please join us for our next Dean's Speaker series event as internationally recognized information security experts, Dr. Diana L. Burley and Mr. Kenneth R. van Wyk, discuss their views on linking two historically separate disciplines, information security and software security--as well as taking a holistic view towards developing the cyber security workforce--as being the key to increased enterprise security on our software, networks and services. More information about the event and speakers.

"Linking Disciplines: The Key to Increased Enterprise Security" will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 6 p.m. at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC), Exploration Hall, 20101 Academic Way, Rm. 101, Ashburn, VA 20147. Call 703-726-3650 for more information.

University to Guarantee Admission to Virginia Community College Nursing Graduates

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, along with President Steven Knapp and School of Nursing Dean Jean Johnson, at right, in Richmond.

A new agreement, signed ceremonially Jan. 28 in Richmond, provides a pathway to receive a bachelor's or master's from the George Washington University's School of Nursing for those who have an associate's degree from an accredited nursing program at a Virginia community college.  MORE

GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus Finalist in New Community Leadership Awards

Dr. Ali Eskandarian, dean, GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus accepts Community Leadership Awards finalist plaque from Kurt Krause, 2012 Loudoun Chamber Chairman and Tracey White, 2013 Loudoun Chamber Chairman. Photo Credit: © David Galen

The GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus was nominated for the new Community Leadership Awards, presented by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting on Jan. 31, 2012. GW was a finalist in the large organization category, along with Middleburg Bank, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus, and Miller & Smith.  MORE

Importance of Business Engagement in Education: GW's Teachers in Industry Program Featured at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

GW's Paula Harper, exec. director of program development and management, participated in a panel discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce event January 23, 2013

Paula Harper, the executive director of program development and management at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus, and co-director of the GW Teachers in Industry Project, participated in a panel discussion on the importance of business-education partnerships at a sold out U.S. Chamber of Commerce event on Jan. 23, 2013. The event showcased the release of a report by College Summit and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, "Business Engagement in Education: Key Partners for Improving Student Success." Funded by the Citi Foundation, College Summit partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Competitive Workforce (ICW) on this project.  MORE

Construction Update on the New Building: Dirt Piles, Heavy Equipment, and Permits

Building foundation perimeter work in progress, January 2013, on the collections and conservation resource center under construction at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va. Photo Credit: Prospera-U.S.

Construction began in Nov. 2012 on the dual-purpose collections and conservation resource center to be located on the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Construction is well under way with substantial completion and occupation of the facility projected for fall 2013 and full operation of the facility projected for early 2014. The building will feature a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art collections and conservation resource center and an adjacent 30,000 square feet of additional space, to be designed and built out for future academic and research activities.  MORE

GW Professors Receive Renewable Energy R&D Grant from Dominion Virginia Power

Professors Afanasev and Zaghloul have received a $150,000 grant from Dominion Virginia Power to engineer solar cells that use the unique properties of quantum dots to raise conversion efficiency of solar light into electricity.  MORE

New Transportation Safety Grant Awarded to NCAC

The National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC) received $106,000 in funding from the German automotive manufacturer consortium Working Group AK 251 to assess the real world safety trade-offs of the belted vs. unbelted occupant testing requirements of FMVSS 208, the U.S. standard on occupant crash protection in frontal crashes.  MORE

Recent Faculty Publications, Conferences & Presentations - February 2013 Newsletter

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Local Student Art Exhibit Open to the Public

By Julia Cline, grade 11, Tuscarora High School

Through a long-standing partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the university is proud to exhibit local student artwork. Through Feb. 19 artwork from Lucketts Elementary School and Tuscarora High School are on display. The next exhibit featuring artwork from Balls Bluff  and Francis Hazel Reid Elementary Schools will open on Feb. 21. E-mail or call 703-726-3650 for more information.

Sign-up Today for Intensive Short Courses in Energy Technologies

The Campus is offering a new series of intensive short courses on energy topics to meet the needs of energy professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and skill set. The courses are taught by GW Professor Stephen Hsu using curriculum materials from the existing Energy Engineering Graduate Certificate Program. MORE

Save the Date: ELP 25th Anniversary Celebration

Executive Leadership Doctoral Program (ELP) alumni, current students, faculty and friends of ELP are invited to attend a symposium and gala on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in commemoration of 25 years and 25 cohorts of ELP. For more information please call 703-726-8396.

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