Campus NewsGW President Steven Knapp speaks to the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce at the National Conference Center. Photo Credit: © David Galen 2013.
GW President Steven Knapp Shares Virginia Plans with Loudoun County Leaders
April 22--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.
High Performance Computing Professor Receives Prestigious International Research Award
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
The Nursing Simulation Lab enables students to gain experience in a "virtual hospital" environment. Watch the new video to see them in action!
GW Wins Award for Cutting-Edge Technology Used in Nursing Simulation Lab
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
April 15, 2013---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
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.
Campus Hosts 10th Congressional Art Show
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
The Key to Enterprise Security
Securing the enterprise, whether large or small, requires all parts to work together. At our most recent Dean’s Speaker series event Dr. Diana L. Burley and Mr. Kenneth R. van Wyk, discussed 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
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, along with President Steven Knapp and School of Nursing Dean Jean Johnson, at right, in Richmond.
University to Guarantee Admission to Virginia Community College Nursing Graduates
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
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
GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus Finalist in New Community Leadership Awards
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
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
GW's Paula Harper, exec. director of program development and management, participated in a panel discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce event Jan. 23
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. MORE
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 Update on the New Building: Dirt Piles, Heavy Equipment, and Permits
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. Read more.
Credit: Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny. GW's state-of-the-art nursing lab has many specialized manikins to simulate real patients. The obstetrics manikin is named Becky Simms and provides training in delivering babies.
Training for nurses goes high-tech at George Washington University
GW's School of Nursing uses computerized manikins, designed to simulate almost any situation a student would encounter once they enter the workforce, to teach students.
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Albright Kicks off Dean's Speaker Series
Dr. Penrose "Parney" Albright, Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, served as the inaugural speaker of the Dean's Speaker Series on Nov. 7, 2012. The Series, hosted by Dr. Ali Eskandarian, brings leaders and experts together with students, faculty, alumni and the community to facilitate discussions on the challenges and opportunities of a global society. Dr. Albright's presentation, National Laboratories and Their Role in National Security, can be viewed on YouTube. Presentation Slides (.pptx). MORE
Concept rendering, east view, of the new building under construction at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.
New Building Under Construction
Construction began Nov. 5, 2012 on GW's new dual-purpose building on the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus. Located at the intersection of Presidential Drive and George Washington Boulevard, 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's Crash Analysis Center Celebrates 20 Years
In its two decades, the National Crash Analysis Center has received $30 million in grants and worked with government and industry partners to save countless lives. MORE