The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) is located at University Center in Ashburn, Virginia and was initially established in 1991 with a gift of 50 acres from Robert H. Smith. Since that time the VSTC has grown to more than 120 acres and from one building to five, with additional office space in a multi-use condominium building within University Center.
The Campus has also expanded programmatically from its initial focus on graduate education and research and now offers a broad range of certificate, specialized undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in education, engineering, business and health sciences. Currently VSTC is home to 17 research laboratories and distinctive centers of excellence focusing on areas such as transportation safety, high performance computing and sustainable energy. In addition to providing distinct opportunities for the GW community as an academic center focused on science, technology and research, VSTC also provides office and support spaces for a number of university operational functions.
Strategically positioned in Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, it is anticipated that VSTC will continue to provide unique opportunities for innovative research and educational centers as well as synergistic corporate partnerships.