Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton to Attend GW Science, Technology and Engineering Day

Secretary Holton Will Provide Remarks
April 21, 2014

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Kurtis Hiatt: 202-735-6361, kkhiatt@gwu.edu
Nicole Carlotto: 202-994-6466; nfcarlotto@gwu.edu

EVENT:
Nearly 130 high school students from Loudoun County Public Schools will spend a day on the George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) in Ashburn, Va., experiencing hands-on workshops designed to illustrate areas of research and careers in science, technology and engineering fields.

Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton will attend student workshops and provide brief remarks to the students on the importance of science, technology and engineering education topics and the administration’s priorities in these areas.

Workshops throughout the day include using computer crash simulations to design safer cars, sophisticated technology to investigate crimes and high-fidelity mannequins to inform best practices in nursing.

See all the workshops here, and read more about the event here.

WHEN/WHERE:
Thursday, April 24; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Selected activities/times:

11-11:40 a.m.: Secretary Holton to attend student workshops
Noon-12:10 p.m.: Secretary Holton is available for brief interviews

Location (call for specific building locations):
George Washington University Virginia and Science Technology Campus
20101 Academic Way
Ashburn, Va.

12:15 p.m.: Secretary Holton to provide brief remarks to students

Location:
National Transportation Safety Board Training Center
45065 Riverside Parkway
Ashburn, Va.

RSVP:
Media interested in attending should contact Kurtis Hiatt at kkhiatt@gwu.edu or 202-735-6361.

BACKGROUND:
GW faculty and graduate students will lead a day of workshops at the George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va., designed to illustrate different areas of academic study, research and careers in the fields of science, technology and engineering. Daniel Sawyer, group leader in the Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division National Institute of Standards and Technology, will provide the keynote speech.

The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus
The GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus, established in Loudoun County in 1991, is a robust center for innovative research, graduate education and regional corporate partnerships. As the university's science and technology campus, it hosts 17 laboratories and institutes in critical areas such as computational biology, energy science and technology, transportation safety and high performance computing. The GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus also combines its research excellence with more than 15 exceptional graduate degree and certificate programs in business, education, and engineering and unique undergraduate programs in the health sciences. GW has been educating Virginians for more than 50 years, beginning in Hampton Roads in 1958 and expanding its service across the Commonwealth, notably in Arlington, Alexandria and Ashburn. For more information on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, visit virginia.gwu.edu.