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Signing Ceremony Marks New GW/NOVA Partnership to Boost Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in Virginia

September 8, 2011 8:00 AM

GW President Steven Knapp, GW Provost Dr. Steven Lerman and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) President  Robert G. Templin Jr. will formally announce the partnership between GW’s College of Professional Studies and NOVA. This joint venture provides a pathway for NOVA students with an associate's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields to transfer to GW and continue their studies to earn a bachelor's degree in the Integrated Information Science and Technology program at GW College of Professional Studies (CPS) with the possibility of continuing to graduate studies in a suitable field at GW.

Wednesday, Sept. 14; 10:00 a.m.

Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria Campus
Auditorium, Bisdorf Building – Room 196
3001 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311

Steven Knapp, GW President
Steven Lerman, GW Provost
Robert Templin Jr., NOVA President 

Media interested in attending should contact Courtney Bowe at 202.994.5631 or

Launched in the fall of 2010, CPS’ bachelor’s degree completion program is dedicated to providing students educational opportunities to become part of a well-prepared and well-paid workforce. The program is seeking individuals who hold an associate’s degree in a relevant field of science, applied science, or engineering or alternatively, 60 credit hours of appropriate course work. The program is not solely limited to those from a purely science and /or engineering background. Overall, the program is designed for students who wish to combine business expertise with scientific study at the undergraduate level, with the potential for future admittance to an accelerated master’s degree program.

The George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies programs are designed to fit the needs and lifestyles of adult learners and working professionals, combining the expertise of University faculty with that of outside partners including government agencies, professional associations, consulting organizations, foundations, and business and industry leaders. For additional information on the College of Professional Studies, visit  

GW has been educating Virginians for more than 50 years, beginning in Hampton Roads in 1958 and expanding its service across the Commonwealth, notably in Arlington, Alexandria and Ashburn. For more information on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, visit

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703.323.3000 or visit the College’s website,

Media Contacts:
Courtney Bowe

Jessica DeTeige