Computational Biology Institute Director Honored for Advancing Science
Nov. 26 --Keith Crandall, director of George Washington University’s Computational Biology Institute, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his contributions to phylogenetics and evolutionary biology, particularly for broad applications to natural history and infectious disease studies. He is among 388 new fellows recognized for their distinguished efforts to advance science. MORE
GW Debuts Solar Walk on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus
Oct. 1 --The George Washington University completed the first walkable solar-paneled pathway in the world this month on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus as a part of the sustainable Solar Walk project.
The landscaped pedestrian sidewalk boasts a solar-powered trellis and 27 slip-resistant semi-transparent walkable panels with photovoltaic technology that converts sunlight into electricity. The walkable solar panels are an extension of the public sidewalk between Exploration and Innovation Halls at the intersection of GW Boulevard and University Drive. MORE
Chris Deering to Guide VSTC Operations
Sept. 18 --The GW political science professor has been named senior associate dean and associate provost of the Virginia Science & Technology Campus. In this role, Deering will guide overall campus operations in Virginia. He will also help VSTC expand its research and academic activities. MORE
School of Nursing Hosts Statewide
Simulation scenarios, like the one pictured above, give students “the opportunity to reflect, critically think and reason through scenarios,” said Ms. Childress. “You can’t change behavior with someone simply talking to you, but you can change behavior through action.”
Aug. 5 --More than 90 health professionals attended the eighth annual Virginia State Simulation Alliance (VASSA) conference, hosted by the George Washington University’s School of Nursing on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC). The two-day event, held on July 31 and Aug. 1, was packed with group sessions, multidisciplinary workshops and panels to study how simulation can improve health care delivery. MORE
State and Local Leaders Discuss STEM Opportunities and Challenges: A Panel Discussion with GW-MIT Policy Institute Participants
The distinguished event panel included, from left to right: The Honorable Thomas A. Greason, Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates; Megan Healy, Director of STEM, Office of the Virginia Secretary of Education; James W. Dyke, Jr., Senior Advisor, Virginia State Government Relations, McGuireWoods Consulting; and Roger Ramsammy, Provost, Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas Campus.
July 25, 2013 --The GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus was pleased to host a distinguished panel of state, regional and local political and education leaders for a discussion entitled "Northern Virginia's STEM Opportunities and Challenges: A Vertical Approach."
The event, held July 16th, was part of the inaugural GW-MIT STEM Policy Institute, a collaborative program organized by the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSHED), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Science and Engineering Program for Teachers and the affiliated Network of Educators in Science and Technology (NEST). MORE
Learning Tricks From a New Trade
Teachers take pictures aboard the A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, during their externship at Dulles International Airport.
July 22, 2013 --GW's Teachers in Industry Project, hosted by GW's VSTC, is a three-week externship where teachers learn about the work environment in various companies focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), then bring that knowledge back to their classrooms, letting it shape their lesson plans, objectives and goals. This year's participating companies included Lockheed Martin, AOL, Fabbioli Cellars, Great Country Farms, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Neustar, Rehau, Telos, and Verizon. MORE
School of Nursing Dean Jean Johnson to Step DownDr. Johnson will remain as dean through the end of the next academic year before returning to teaching and research.
June 5--The founding dean of the George Washington University School of Nursing will step down at the end of the next academic year, after guiding GW’s newest school to national prominence during a period of profound change in health care delivery. Dean Jean Johnson has decided to return to the faculty at the end of the next academic year.