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Every gift, every year helps GW students reach their potential in the classroom, and in life.  The stories below reflect the impact of philanthropy on our GW community.

Science, Engineering & Technology

Led by Director Lance B. Price, ARAC focuses on identifying innovative solutions to antibiotic resistance.

Battling Superbugs

July 06, 2018
Imagine a nasty infection that doesn’t respond to antibiotics. This isn’t the imaginings of a dystopian fiction writer—antibiotic resistance is a real and present danger, and GW’s Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) is on the front lines, fighting one of the greatest public health threats of our time.
Dr. Robert Pless is installed as the Patrick and Donna Martin Professor of Computer Science.

Extreme Imaging

July 05, 2018
Where one person might see some ordinary photographs, Dr. Robert Pless, the SEAS Patrick and Donna Martin Professor of Computer Science, sees big opportunity.
STEMworks sudents get a life-size presentation on the state-of-the-art TelePresence.

Connecting the World

July 05, 2018
The future has arrived at GW. Students who step into Room 201 in the Gelman Library can experience the TelePresence, a sophisticated communications system that takes teleconferencing to a whole different level.
Greenhouse manager Rachel Klein with students from Washington Middle School for Girls

Open-Air Study

April 24, 2018
The philanthropy-funded Wilbur V. Harlan Greenhouse is an oasis of green, where plants, flowers, grasses, and other vegetation thrive.
Dr. Michael Keidar installed as A. James Professor of Engineering

Michael Keidar Installed as A. James Clark Professor of Engineering

January 02, 2018

Dr. Keidar is a leader in the fields of micropropulsion and nanotechnology and operates an innovative SEAS lab.

students at SEH

Research Scholarships to Support Women in Engineering

December 01, 2017

Eight undergraduate women studying in the School of Engineering and Applied Science will conduct research under faculty mentors as part of a progra

Tara Scully, Director of the Harlan program

Harlan Trust Leaves Legacy for Research and Discovery

July 07, 2017

$9 million bequest provides scholarships and stipends to undergraduate researchers allowing them to continue their studies in biology year round.

Dr. Kevin Pelfrey is continuing his research at GW thanks to the Carbonell Family.

A Shared Vision for Autism Research and Treatment

July 05, 2017

Major gift brings Dr. Kevin Pelphrey to GW to further research on the brain functions at the root of autism.

Jordan Williams, SEAS '17

Testimonial: Jordan Williams, SEAS '17

June 15, 2017

Jordan Williams chose GW because the school gave him the platform to be his whole self, a “science nerd by day, aspiring jazz musician by night.”

A Healthy Investment

May 16, 2017

 

Colby Bott

$8 Million Gift Will Expand Clark Engineering Scholars Program

March 22, 2017

The Clark Charitable Foundation has made an $8 million gift to the George Washington University to expand an engineering scholars program that rewards SEAS students with financial assistance,

Howard Tischler, MS ’80, and Aleksandra Desansky, SEAS ’18

High (Tech) Touch

November 28, 2016

When tragedy strikes, people are often inspired to develop solutions that prevent others from suffering the same fate.

‘Angels’ Send NVC Finalists to Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

‘Angels’ Send NVC Finalists to Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

May 18, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of a local entrepreneur and two GW alumni, the 2016 finalists in the GW New Venture Competition (NVC) were invited to attend the Big Idea CONNECTpreneur XVIII Forum, one of the region’s largest networking events for entrepreneurs. Business leaders S. Tien Wong, CEO of Tech 2000 and Chairman of Lore Systems; Richard DiPippo, GSEHD BA ’79, partner at The Meltzer Group; and Kristina Bouweiri, ESIA BA ’79, President & CEO of Reston Limousine and Travel Service, Inc. made it possible for the 20 finalists to travel to the event on April 28 and network with established tech entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, and company founders.

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