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GW Opens Science and Engineering Hall, Largest Building of Its Kind in D.C. (Press Kit)

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On March 4, GW formally opened its new Science and Engineering Hall, a $275 million, 500,000-square-foot building with state-of-the-art research facilities and programs.


 

Inventors Visit Foggy Bottom Campus

Inventors Visit Foggy Bottom Campus

April 18, 2016
Science and Engineering Hall opens its doors to National Academy of Inventors.
Can a Robot Help Kids with Autism Navigate Social Situations?

Can a Robot Help Kids with Autism Navigate Social Situations?

April 06, 2016
SEAS professor hopes to use robotic systems to engage children with autism socially and emotionally.
Meet the Inaugural Duke Energy Renewables Innovation Fund Awardees

Meet the Inaugural Duke Energy Renewables Innovation Fund Awardees

March 17, 2016
Three teams of faculty will lead undergraduate and graduate students in cross-disciplinary, sustainability research projects.
Student Ingenuity Shines at 10th Annual SEAS R&D Showcase

Student Ingenuity Shines at 10th Annual SEAS R&D Showcase

February 29, 2016
“Innovation Awards” given to honor showcase founder, alumnus Randy Graves.
Researcher Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Study Treatment for Malaria and Tuberculosis

Researcher Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Study Treatment for Malaria and Tuberculosis

February 29, 2016

CCAS Professor Cynthia Dowd leads a team of researchers who will study enzyme inhibitors as possible medications for devastating diseases.

Has Science Become Overly Politicized?

Has Science Become Overly Politicized?

February 01, 2016
Experts say differences in opinion, issues with science education contribute to public distrust.
GW Rises in National Science Foundation List of Top Research Institutions

GW Rises in National Science Foundation List of Top Research Institutions

February 01, 2016

With 15 percent increase in research expenditures since 2010, GW continues upward trend.

Triceratops Gets A Cousin

Triceratops Gets A Cousin

December 10, 2015

The Ceratopsia family is growing again. Researchers have described a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, that stood on its hind feet and was about the size of a spaniel.

What Happens after Death by Black Hole?

What Happens after Death by Black Hole?

December 07, 2015

A team of astrophysicists for the first time watched from the beginning as a supermassive black hole drew in a star, ripped it apart and ejected an outflow of matter—a cosmic burp—moving at nearly the speed of light.

GW to Establish National Chimpanzee Brain Resource for Neuroscience Research

GW to Establish National Chimpanzee Brain Resource for Neuroscience Research

October 29, 2015
The first NIH-funded project of its kind will make tissue samples, MRI scans and data available to the scientific community through an online database.
Peter Nemes, an assistant professor of chemistry in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, is developing technology that co

GW Chemist Receives Beckman Young Investigator Award

August 14, 2015
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has named Peter Nemes, an assistant professor of chemistry at the George Washington University, a 2015 Beckman Young Investigator.
Photo credit: William Atkins/The George Washington University

Swimming Without a Trace—Building a Machine to Mimic What Sea Lions Naturally Do

August 10, 2015
GW professor designs robotic foreflipper that mimics mammal’s movement, hoping it will aid mechanical innovation in intelligence community.
Studying Nature's Solutions: Making a Robotic Foreflipper to Mimic Sea Lion Propulsion

Studying Nature's Solutions: Making a Robotic Foreflipper to Mimic Sea Lion Propulsion

August 10, 2015
GW professor designs robotic foreflipper that mimics mammal’s movement, hoping it will aid mechanical innovation in intelligence community.
Jerry Dwyer will lead GW's new STEM Academy starting in October 2015.

GW Announces New STEM Academy

August 10, 2015
Jerry Dwyer will lead the collaborative effort among three schools at the university in fall 2015.

New Analysis Suggests Body Size Increase Did Not Play a Role in the Origins of Homo Genus

August 03, 2015
A new analysis of early hominin body size evolution led by a George Washington University professor suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus (which includes our species, Homo sapiens) may not have been larger than earlier hominin species.

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