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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 BioArt - Biology Research and Art Exhibition

Nov 30, 2023, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Exploratory Hall Atrium (under the whale)

Highlighting Student Research and Class Projects from The Department of Biology and The School of Art. Open to Public, NO RSVP REQUIRED Featuring: Art created in the course AVT 496 Botanical Illustrations with Professor Carol Beach Research Presentations and Judging from the 2023 Research Semester Class led by Dr. Arndt

Women and Children as Targets of War - hosted by the Carter School

Nov 30, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Children and women have long been seen as legitimate targets and have beenkilled with impunity. In other words, they are seen as legitimate targets not only from the point of view of destroying the group under assault but also assuring that the population of that group will be decimated. This

End of Semester Pizza Party

Nov 30, 2023, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Exploratory Hall, second floor

Join the Women Leaders in STEM and celebrate the end of the semester with a pizza party. Come make friends, chat with familiar faces, and enjoy some delicious pizza. All are welcome to join. Register to attend.