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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

Edwards appointed interim dean of College of Science

Interim Provost Kenneth Walsh has appointed Cody W. Edwards as the interim dean of the College of Science, effective July 1. Edwards has served as the senior associate dean for faculty and academic affairs in the College of Science, where he has played a critical role in shaping academic policies and enhancing faculty development. He has also served as executive director of the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) for nearly eight years.

Interim Dean Cody Edwards in Exploratory Hall

George Mason home to Landolt Space Mission that seeks to uncover the secrets of dark energy

George Mason University will be the home of the $19.5 million recently approved Landolt NASA Space Mission that will put an artificial “star” in orbit around the Earth. This artificial star will allow scientists to calibrate telescopes and more accurately measure the brightness of stars ranging from those nearby to the distant explosions of supernova in far-off galaxies. The project is led by principle investigator and Mason Science associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Peter Plavchan.

Peter Plavchan in the Mason Observatory

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Thesis Defense - Stella Sanderson, Biology MS

Jul 16, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Candidate: Stella Sanderson Program: Biology MS Date: Tuesday July 6th, 2024 Time: 1 :00 PM Place: Zoom For full Thesis Defense Announcement Click Here

University Business Consulting: Strategic Planning and Implementation

Jul 17, 2024, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Register on MasonLEAPS This session will provide an overview of what strategic planning is, including the key components, critical success factors, and a high-level overview of how to approach both strategic planning and implementation.

Dissertation Defense - Sarah Altalhi, PhD Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Jul 22, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Candidate: Sarah Altalhi Program: PhD Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Date: Mond ay, July 22nd, 2024 Time: 10:3 0 AM Place: Virtual meeting For full Thesis Defense Announcement Click Here