Press Announcements

Akos Vertes holds a silicon wafer containing multiple REDIchip devices.

Detecting the Undetectable: New Chip Identifies Chemicals in Ultratrace Amounts

June 17, 2015
A GW professor has designed new technology that can identify traces of chemicals at 10-19 moles, a previously undetectable amount. Akos Vertes, Professor of Chemistry, invented the technology behind the REDIchip as part of a project aimed at reducing the amount of time needed to identify biological and chemical matter.
Making History: The Campaign for GW

Alumnus’ $7 Million Gift to GW Opens the Door for High-Achieving Students Committed to Leadership and Service Within the Hispanic Community

June 09, 2015
GW alumnus Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, and his wife, Jacki, have donated $7 million to create the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute.