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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

Summer 2024 VALHEN Hispanic STEM Academy application now open

George Mason University is excited to partner again with the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) to offer the VALHEN Hispanic STEM Academy. This unique experience offers participants a series of interactive and hands-on sessions across a wide range of STEM disciplines, held in Mason’s cutting-edge labs and facilities. VHSA is open to all rising Virginia high school sophomores and juniors, and was designed to meet the unique needs of Hispanic/Latine and other underserved communities.

Two VALHEN participants working with one another on an assignment.

Mason postdoc leads scientific breakthrough that could revolutionize cancer treatment

It isn’t often that someone graduates with a PhD and a scientific discovery, but George Mason University researcher Marissa Howard was no ordinary student. Howard, BS Bioengineering ’17, PhD Biosciences ’22, leads a team of scientists who have discovered a way to “eavesdrop” on cellular communications that could revolutionize treatments for cancer and other maladies.

Marissa Howard in the lab

College of Science Annual Report 2022-23

George Mason's College of Science reflects on its achievements during the 2022-2023 academic year. Whether inside or outside the classroom or lab, our science community cultivates a promising research future for new frontiers that is all together different

Annual Report 2022-23

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PhD Dissertation Proposal Defense - Environmental Science & Policy

Feb 27, 2024, 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Virtual - please contact for Zoom meeting info

Candidate: Victoria N. Oliver | Title: Suburbanization and Climate Change’s Effects on Lyme Disease Incidence in the DC Metropolitan Area

Evening Under the Stars

Feb 27, 2024, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Join us for an astronomy talk by a professional in the field followed by a visit to Mason’s observatory. Weather permitting, tour guides will provide a viewing of the cosmos with a particular focus on the planets and moon. In the event of clouds, guides will give a tour of

Nominate your professor for the Career Connection Faculty Award

Feb 28, 2024, 8:30 AM - 11:59 PM

Have you had a professor that has made a positive impact on your career goals, employment, or graduate school preparation? If so, please take a few minutes to nominate this individual for Mason's Career Connection Faculty Award . This is a wonderful opportunity to thank the professor who has written