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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. 

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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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Dissertation Defense - Salvia Misaghian, PhD Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Dec 8, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Candidate: Salvia Misaghian Program: PhD Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Date: Friday, December 8th, 2023 Time: 10: 00 AM Place: Virtual meeting For full Thesis Defense Announcement Click Here

Mathematical Opportunities in Digital Twins (MATH-DT) Workshop

Dec 11, 2023, 9:00 AM - Dec 13, 2023, 5:00 PM

Van Metre Hall, Mason Square (Arlington Campus)

Register to attend. The Mathematical Opportunities in Digital Twins (MATH-DT) Workshop brings together key experts working in many aspects of mathematics, key application fields, and industry with the goal to determine the ways in which mathematics can contribute to the research on Digital Twins and how Digital Twins can open

MS Project Presentation - Environmental Science and Policy

Dec 11, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

David King Hall 3006
Zoom - contact the ESP Grad Office at for info to join

Candidate: Ashley McKenna Robertson | Title: Spotlight on Stakeholders: Influence and Power Dynamics in South Korean Solar Energy Policy (2017 – 2022)