- June 14, 2022
Bees see the world in vibrant color…but that may be changing. Smithsonian-Mason team researches the impact with bee vision.
- Road salt gets rid of ice, snow…and ecosystems? New student research addresses community-based solutions.April 28, 2022
Road salt has been touted as a lifesaver when it comes to combatting icy roads. Yet using this snow-melting mineral has a dark side once it enters waterways. Graduating senior Maggie Walker, through the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC), is gathering data at local streams to influence change.
- December 15, 2021
Mason senior Eva Noroski spent a month assisting alumna and Elephant Trails keeper Ashley Fortner at the National Zoo, researching elephant sleep patterns.
- December 15, 2021
Because elephants only sleep three to four hours a night, and frequently wake during that time, their sleep is a precious commodity.
That’s why George Mason University senior Eva Noroski has spent a month this semester assisting 2017 Mason alumna and Elephant Trails keeper Ashley Fortner at te National Zoo, researching how these massive mammals can get optimal sleep.
- May 11, 2021
Faculty, family and friends remember the dynamic life of a pioneering scientist, explorer, educator and race car driver
- Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:05
Black-footed ferrets were once thought to be extinct, until a small population was discovered in Wyoming in 1981. The species is still endangered, but scientists—including a George Mason University researcher and students at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC)—are coming to the rescue.
In December 2020, Willa, a black-footed ferret who died in 1988, was cloned using her cells that had been frozen. That clone, Elizabeth Ann, is now the first North American endangered species to be cloned in the United States. Senior Research Scientist Klaus-Peter Koepfli conducted critical research on her genetic cell line.
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