GWVIRGINIAnews - May 2013 Issue


GW President Steven Knapp Shares Virginia Plans with Loudoun County Leaders

Loudoun Chamber of Commerce president Tony Howard (right) presents book about Loudoun County to GWU president Steven Knapp (left) April 18 at the National Conference Center. Photo Credit: © 2013 David Galen

April 22, 2013--George Washington University President Steven Knapp addressed plans for the Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) in a speech before a group of Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce members on April 18. The speech, titled "The George Washington University and Loudoun County: Our Future Together," was part of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Luncheon Series, held at the National Conference Center in Loudoun County.  MORE

High Performance Computing Professor Receives Prestigious International Research Award

Dr. Tarek El-Ghazawi, honored for excellence in his field, is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

April 8, 2013--Tarek El-Ghazawi, a professor in GW's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award, a prestigious international research award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany, for excellence in his field.  MORE

GW Wins Award for Cutting-Edge Technology Used in Nursing Simulation Lab

The Nursing Simulation Lab enables students to gain experience in a "virtual hospital" environment. Watch the new video to see them in action!

May 7, 2013--Nursing education has come a long way over the years. GW's student nurses now have hands on patient experiences in a 6,300-square-foot simulated hospital environment, long before they meet their first real patient. GW's Skills and Simulation Laboratory, located at the Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va., provides a premier and sophisticated learning environment. Students interact with lifelike manikins that simulate patients with a wide range of ages and illnesses. Video cameras record training simulations and allow nursing students to review their performances and learn in a real-life setting.  MORE

Loudoun County High School Students Participate in Science, Technology & Engineering Day at GW

Packed buses dropped off more than 120 kids from all 13 Loudoun County high schools to participate in the seventh annual Science, Technology & Engineering Day on April 11. Held at GW's Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA, students choose three hands-on workshops from the eleven workshop offerings, covering a variety of science and technology topics. Students were introduced to different career options by GW faculty and graduate students and learned about "Tools for Neuroscience Research," from the keynote speaker Tim Harris, the director of the Applied Physics and Instrumentation Group at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus.  MORE

Greening a Ubiquitous Gray (.pdf)

GW Research Magazine, Spring 2013--It's an essential part of the glue that builds cities and much of the space between them.  But the process of creating cement, a chief ingredient in concrete, generates nearly as much of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide as it does cement.  Chemistry professor Stuart Licht thinks he can cut that rate-to-zero. Read More (.pdf)

Campus Hosts 10th Congressional Art Show 2013

From left to right: Best of Show Winner Hope Martin, Battlefield High School, Prince William County, shown with her artwork and Frank Ruggles, National Park Service photographer and event speaker, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va. Photo courtesy of Rep. Wolf's office.

April 1, 2013 -- The university, in partnership with U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., hosted the 10th District Congressional Art Show March 21 through April 22, 2013. The exhibit, displayed at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC), featured more than 325 works by nearly 200 area high school students, representing 23 schools from the 10th Congressional District. Geographic representation included Loudoun, Clarke, and Fredrick Counties, as well as parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, and the cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester.  MORE

Steel Beams Rise from the Ground: New Building Construction Update

May 3, 2013 -- Construction continues on the dual-purpose collections and conservation resource center to be located on GW's Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. 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. Spring will see the start of interior work, following the completion of the building shell and the roof. Occupation of the facility is projected for fall 2013 and full operation of the facility is projected for early 2014.  MORE

Recent Faculty Publications, Conferences & Presentations - May 2013 Newsletter

Publications, conferences, grants and other news regarding VSTC faculty from the May 2013 Newsletter.  MORE

Regional Photography Clubs Exhibit at GW:  "NatureVisions"

A selection of the fifty-three beautiful nature photographs will be on display through July 27, 2013 in Innovation Hall, 45085 University Drive, Asburn, VA 20147.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  The images form a traveling exhibit of the very best photos selected form over 750 entries by Northern Virginia photographers for the 2012 Nature Visions Photo Expo.  The exhibit inclueds pieces from the Loudoun Photo Club, and five other area clubs.  MORE

Local Student Art Exhibit Open to the Public

Through a long-standing partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the university is proud to exhibit local student artwork. 7 students from Balls Bluff Elementary School and Francis Hazel Reid Elementary School are on display.  the exhibit is free and open to the public.  MORE

GW Athletics, Arlington County Celebrate Grand Opening of Barcroft Park

The George Washington Department of Athletics and Recreation and Arlington County celebrated the Grand Opening of Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA on March 2, 2013 prior to the Colonials game against Quinnipiac.  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, September 21, 2013 in commemoration of 25 years and 25 cohorts of ELP.  For more information please call 703-726-8396. 
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