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Just outside the nation's capital, we've built connections with government agencies and industry partners working at the forefront of scientific research. Combine those with our advanced facilities for getting real-world work experience and options for tailoring your degree, and our students have more opportunity to land jobs, internships, and research collaborations that really help them stand out.

Students work in Deborah Polayes Biology of Microorganisms Lab. Photo by Lathan Goumas/Office of Communications and Marketing

12th Annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium

The College of Science and STEM Accelerator invites undergraduate students to participate in the Annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium (URC).  The purpose of this event is to showcase the variety of undergraduate research projects in the College to the Mason community.  All students engaged in undergraduate research at any level in any academic unit within the College of Science are encouraged to participate. Submit your abstract by April 10, 2023 by 5 p.m.

Poster session

Forensic Science Program Fosters Next Generation of Detectives

Mason Science's Forensic Science Program is making headlines as a leader in forensic education. Northern Virginia Magazine spoke to several of the program's scientists including Assistant Professor Kelly Knight, Director Mary Ellen O'Toole, and Associate Professor Joseph DiZinno, as well as graduate student Maddie Bowers. 

Kelly Knight

New AJEDI page launched

The College of Science is excited to announce the launch of our new Access, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AJEDI) page. Thanks to Paula Danquah-Brobby, Director of AJEDI, the page now reflects the College's mission, vision, and commitment to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community.  


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Reading and Discussion Group: Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Mar 21, 2023/11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Register for the discussion session. Turn your teaching into research. Join this informal Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) reading and discussion group to explore examples of successful SoTL projects. The topic for this session is investigating student collaboration in an introductory STEM class through a mixed method study. You

Graduate AJEDI Virtual Meet and Greet

Mar 21, 2023/12:00 - 1:00 PM

Virtual via Zoom

Meet our Director of DEI (or AJEDI), Dr. Paula Danquah-Brobby (she/they)! Come learn about her role at Mason Science; how the Office of AJEDI can support you during you time at Mason; and ask any questions you may have related to AJEDI, Inclusive Excellence, etc. Register here.

Evening Under the Stars

Mar 21, 2023/7:00 - 9:00 PM

Join us for the next Evening Under the Starts for a public talk followed by telescope viewings, weather permitting. For the foreseeable future, all Evening Under the Stars events will be held both in-person and virtually. All Evening Under the Stars events are free to attend, and do not require