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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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Feb28

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
Feb28

Mason Science Transfer Ask Me Anything

Feb 28, 2024, 9:00 - 10:00 AM

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Confused about the transfer process? Ask our Mason Science’s STEM transfer expert, Kerin Hilker-Balkissoon, anything you want to know about transferring to Mason as a STEM/Pre-Med scholar. Register HERE for Zoom Link.
Feb28

Ask Me Anything: STEM Career Planning Edition

Feb 28, 2024, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

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Attention Mason Science students! Have you developed your post-graduation career plan? Do you need help with your resume, cover letter or e-Portfolio? Seeking support with writing a compelling grad school Statement of Purpose, or preparing for employment or graduate school interviews? Do you need help finding research and internship opportunities