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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.

2 students doing research with plants

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. 

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.