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New Semester. New Initiatives.

As we enter a new semester, whether you join us virtually or on campus, President Washington urges our community to do their part in continuing to keep Mason’s COVID-19 cases among the lowest in Virginia’s large universities. Also, Dean Miralles-Wilhelm discusses the new science priorities set forth by President Biden's administration.

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Congratulations Class of 2021

This year, students may celebrate virtually or choose between two in-person recognition events—the College of Science Mini Ceremony happening the morning of Monday, May 10 and the Patriot Procession happening by student selected appointment May 10 through May 14. Doctoral candidates will have a separate in-person celebration on Friday along with the University’s 54th Spring Commencement live-streamed virtually at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, May 14.

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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.


Together, we are Mason Science. Giving Day 2021

You can help. April 8th is Mason Giving day, and your gift will provide immediate financial assistance and other resources to students facing an unexpected financial need that could derail their progress towards a degree. 

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Ivan Stoykov Abstract Selected

Ivan Stoykov's abstract was selected and he will be a part of the GMU's College Of Science URC 2021 this year.

AmeAmor Blatchford Rodriguez 2021 HSF Scholar of the Year Finalist

AmeAmor Blatchford-Rodriguez was awarded the National Leader in Education award as a top 10 scholar of the year for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.  

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Neuroscience PhD Dissertation Defense: Keivan Moradi

Apr 19, 2021/12:00 - 3:00 PM

Virtual, via Zoom.

Please email for link access. 

DATA-DRIVEN MODELING OF HIPPOCAMPAL SYNAPTIC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Keivan Moradi, M.D. and Ph.D. George Mason University, 2021 Dissertation Director: Dr. Giorgio A. Ascoli Abstract: Synapses are structures that mediate neuronal communication, and data-driven computer simulations of neural circuits afford more explanatory power when coupled with synaptic physiology data. My research indicates that

Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Brandon A. Shapiro

Apr 19, 2021/1:30 - 3:30 PM

Oral Defense of Doctoral Dissertation Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Social Science Department of Computational and Data Sciences College of Science George Mason University Brandon A. Shapiro Bachelor of Science, University of Mary Washington, 2008 Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 2012 Kinetic Action and Radicalization: Theory, Data, and Model

Lucas Cherry MS Thesis Defense

Apr 19, 2021/2:00 - 4:30 PM

Virtual Event Zoom

Master's thesis defense for Lucas Cherry. For the Zoom link, contact Geoffrey Gilleaudeau.For more information about the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences Department, visit hereContact: Geoffrey Gilleaudeau; Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences;