Protecting an Endangered Species
In late September, 18 undergraduates from the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation‘s (SMSC) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation program tagged monarch butterflies on their journey south to help researchers better understand their grand migration.
Mason's research shows its strength in National Science Foundation (NSF) report
George Mason University’s $214 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021 represented an increase of more than $100 million over five years and puts the university on track to meet its goal of $225 million by 2025.
The U.S. News and World Report rankings place five programs in the top 20
Mason’s stature as the most innovative and diverse public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia positions it to provide evolving online learning opportunities.
“Mason’s online programs are part of our commitment to provide access to excellence for our students,” Mason Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Ginsberg said. “We have an institutional and programmatic commitment to meeting students where they are, and we are proud of this national recognition.” Read More
Mason students get a front-row seat to legislative process
Forty Mason students traveled to Richmond on Jan. 26 for Mason Lobbies to share their college experiences with legislators. Learn more about their day.
Robot Love: Celebrating four years of Starship robot deliveries at Mason
- February 6, 2023
- February 3, 2023
- February 2, 2023
- February 1, 2023
- January 31, 2023
Led by some of the most esteemed professionals in the field, GMU’s forensic science program is teaching tomorrow’s detectives to solve crimes.
By Jessie Rifkin, January 25, 2023, Northern Virginia Magazine
Early Identification Program establishes new scholarship
“The Early Identification Program is incredibly grateful for the gift we’ve received from the Women's Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund,” said Khaseem Davis, director of EIP. “This investment will support EIP alumni enrolling at Mason, ensuring more of our deserving EIP students can pursue their dreams of attending college.” Read More.
Doc Nix honored by Mason Athletics
Mason Athletics recognized Green Machine Ensembles director and associate professor of music Michael Nickens, “Doc Nix,” during the men’s basketball game vs. Massachusetts on Wednesday at EagleBank Arena.
As part of Black and African Heritage Month, the game featured the National Black Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," sung by Bobby Lacy II, as well as performances by Doc Nix, the Green Machine's Emerald Desire, a video presentation, and halftime acknowledgment of Doc Nix by Interim Athletic Director Nena Rogers.
Mason Square News
Missy Cummings is a tech futurist, charged with making tech work
As one of the U.S. Navy’s first female fighter pilots and an engineer, Mary “Missy” Cummings is accustomed to breaking barriers and solving problems. So, when the opportunity to develop a new interdisciplinary program in artificial intelligence at Mason’s College of Engineering and Computing emerged, she didn’t hesitate. Cummings wants to increase the public and workforce's understanding of AI and its limits by utilizing the environment of ideation and innovation coming to Fuse at Mason Square.
The future at Fuse: Naval engineering
As part of its commitment to meeting emerging workforce needs, George Mason University's College of Engineering and Computing is offering a Naval Ship Design Graduate Certificate Program at Mason Square in Arlington. It's one of 16 classes across seven different departments at Mason Square, with nearly 150 graduate students enrolled. Read More.
Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton helps Mason land federal funding
Mason will receive more than $1 million for a center that will help in the fight against the growing opioid epidemic and another $820,000 to establish a clinic that will help combat Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Federal funding for both projects came as part of the federal omnibus appropriations bill that President Biden recently signed into law to fund the government through Fiscal Year 2023.
Congressman Gerry Connolly championed Mason projects to land federal funding
Mason will expand its research and real-world impact by addressing cybersecurity and mental health care needs thanks to the efforts of U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA). Read More.
Mason President, Dr. Washington, featured on Rebuilding the American Dream
Mason President Gregory Washington recently appeared on the Rebuilding the American Dream podcast, which features conversations with leading minds about higher education in America. Washington spoke about "Finding the Right Paths and Highlighting Those Paths for Others." Listen to the episode.
Access to Excellence Podcast
Listen to conversations with Mason's thought leaders and world changers hosted by Mason President Gregory Washington
Delve Deeper into These Topics
Keep up with the latest from our faculty, staff and students and stay informed about university news with The George.