The George Washington University launched two refreshed research-focused websites this month, reflecting the university’s commitment to its growing research enterprise.
The GW Office of Communications and Marketing worked closely with Vice Provost Pamela Norris and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) to overhaul the university's primary external-facing research website and the university’s GW Research magazine website.
The GW Research magazine website refresh comes on the heels of the 2022 print edition’s publication. The magazine highlights the impact of GW’s diverse research portfolio with features on the relationship between air pollution and health equity, the fight against climate change in the Arctic and the legacy of racial discrimination in America’s homeownership gap. These articles and more can be found online.
“The new research websites reflect only a fraction of the impactful scholarship happening on our campus. But they begin to tell a compelling narrative that all of those activities share,” Norris said. “GW is a comprehensive university, a home to a community of bold innovators, located in the nation’s capital which amplifies our impact. Our faculty and students are broadly educated and broadly diverse scholars who are tackling some of society’s biggest challenges. The story of research at GW is a story we can all be proud of.”
GW’s research enterprise has expanded over the past 10 years. GW has the highest total of federal research and development expenditures of any university in Washington, D.C. Federal research expenditures at GW have increased by 72 percent since 2009.
"GW’s location in the nation's capital provides GW faculty and students with unparalleled access to experts, facilities and collections at some of the world’s preeminent research institutions," said Provost Christopher Alan Bracey. "With a vibrant innovation ecosystem and forward-looking programs that integrate STEM competencies into areas of historic strengths such as public policy, law and international affairs, GW is training the next generation of scientists and scholars to be leaders in their fields who will change the world."
The primary research website includes at-your-fingertips stats and an animated D.C. metro area map showcasing the rich research environment in which the university operates. The addition of a research news subpage helps showcase the diverse research and scholarship conducted across GW’s schools and colleges, as well as GW experts in the news. The websites provide renewed avenues to highlight the breadth, depth and impact of GW’s research enterprise.
These websites will serve as useful tools to engage with current research partners and encourage prospective partners to join with GW to continue to grow its research and impact. They will serve as resources to recruit prospective students, postdocs and faculty and to engage with interested alumni.