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Academic programs that bring opportunity

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

ASSIP application now open

The nationally known Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP) provides transformative research opportunities for high school and undergraduate students. Selected participants work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology across many disciplines. 

The 2024 ASSIP application is now open through Feb. 11, 2024. 

Photo of ASSIP students

Are we in a space race for cosmic resources?

On the sixth episode of Our Future, Transformed, Hakeem Oluseyi, astrophysicist and research professor at George Mason University, speaks with Mason President Gregory Washington about how the race to exploit cosmic resources has geopolitical implications and why we had to start from scratch in our attempt to return to the Moon.

Big changes are coming to FAFSA for the 2024-25 aid year

While the new application will be streamlined and easier to complete, it will also bring significant changes to the calculation of federal Pell Grant awards and include changes to some financial aid terminology.

As more news about the updated FAFSA becomes available, The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will provide updates so our Mason students, families, and our campus community remain ready for the new process. 

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2023 Celebration of Success

Dec 4, 2023, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Exploratory Hall Atrium 

All Mason Science faculty and staff are invited to join Dean Fernando R. Miralles-Wilhelm on Monday, December 4, 2023 in the atrium of Exploratory Hall from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for our annual Celebration of Success as we recognize our faculty and staff for their service during the 2023 calendar

Fall 2023 SSB Student Research Day

Dec 5, 2023, 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Please mark your calendar for the Fall 2023 Student Research Day sponsored by the School of Systems Biology: When: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location: Virtual via Zoom Student Research Day is a venue for students in SSB and other Science & Tech campus departments

STEM Transfer Ask Me Anything

Dec 6, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Prospective transfer students, are you confused about the transfer process? Ask our Mason Science STEM transfer expert, Kerin Hilker-Balkissoon, anything you want to know about transferring to Mason as a STEM/pre-med) scholar. Explore Mason’s STEM degree options, get transfer planning tips, and course recommendations, learn about STEM career readiness –