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Cindy Dowd, Shelley Brundage and Denver Brunsman.

Pay it Forward: Faculty Mentors Share Research Expertise

May 10, 2016
Cindy Dowd, Denver Brunsman and Shelley Brundage won the inaugural Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM), recognizing faculty leaders who mentor junior colleagues.
The fungus Talaromyces flavus discovered by researchers in a Chinese mine

Fungus Finding Rocks Geology World

April 13, 2016
Chemistry’s Henry Teng led researchers into the mines of China—and emerged with a new understanding of fungi, minerals and the natural world.
Samuel Goldman

Samuel Goldman Named Loeb Institute Director

April 13, 2016
Assistant Professor of Political Science Samuel Goldman will lead the new Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Institute for Religious Freedom at GW as its inaugural director.
Jennifer Nichols

Finding the Perfect Internship Match

April 13, 2016
How do seemingly good internships go bad? In her award-winning survey, senior psychology major Jennifer Nichols revealed the secrets to a happy internship experience.
GW Data Science students

Big Data, Big Opportunities

April 13, 2016
The rise of digital information has made data science a fast-growing career. In Columbian College’s Data Science Program, students are mastering tomorrow’s technology and stepping into today’s workplace.
Freshman Soyeon Park leads fourth graders in a science lesson at Maury Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

GWTeach Takes STEM Students Back to School

March 10, 2016
Pairing a STEM-focused curriculum with hands-on teaching experience in D.C. schools, the cross-disciplinary GWTeach Program is training tomorrow’s educators to step into classrooms today.
Sydney Goldstein and her mentor, Professor Melissa Keely (Photo: Zach Marin)

Student Research Scales Green Building

March 10, 2016
A passion for research lifted environmental studies major Sydney Goldstein to new heights of green building policy as part of a Luther Rice Fellowship-winning project.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Cynthia Dowd (Photo: William Atkins)

Dowd's $2.6 Million Grant Targets Malaria, Tuberculosis

March 10, 2016
With a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Associate Professor of Chemistry Cynthia Dowd will spearhead research on techniques for treating malaria and tuberculosis.
Art Therapy Mandalas

Color Me Cautious: Don’t Mistake Adult Coloring Books for Art Therapy

February 10, 2016
Coloring books for adults may be a bestselling craze, but Donna Betts cautions the public to look between the lines and not mistake them for art therapy.
Students in Stephen Mitroff's class, at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Psychology and our Daily Lives

February 10, 2016
Cognitive psychology can be applied to real-world situations every day—as freshmen in the Science in the District Dean’s Seminar discovered when they visited D.C. institutions.
Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.

Loeb Gift Creates Institute for Religious Freedom at GW

February 10, 2016
A $2.5 million gift from former U.S. Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr., will establish a religious freedom institute within Columbian College to foster dialogue on religious understanding.
Stuart Licht

Diamonds From the Sky

January 13, 2016
Chemistry’s Stuart Licht is extracting carbon dioxide from the air and converting it into earth-friendly industrial materials. Can his work help reverse the tide of global warming?
Student in a chemistry lab

New Graduate Degrees Match Marketplace Demand

January 13, 2016
To keep pace with the global marketplace, new graduate programs are preparing students for in-demand expertise in green chemistry and communication management.
Max Ticktin

Ticktin’s ‘Legendary’ Legacy Spurs Israel Studies

January 13, 2016
Thanks to a professorship endowed by a student, Rabbi Max Ticktin, an iconic former professor of Hebrew, will be the face of Israel Studies at GW.