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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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Commonwealth of Virginia Cancer Research Conference

Dec 1, 2023, 9:00 AM - Dec 2, 2023, 5:00 PM

UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center in Charlottesville, VA

Mason students and faculty are invited to share their cancer research work at the Commonwealth of Virginia Cancer Research Conference on December 1 and 2, 2023 at the UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center in Charlottesville, VA. The event is designed to provide faculty and students an opportunity to share their research

MS Project Presentation - Environmental Science and Policy

Dec 1, 2023, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Zoom (contact the ESP Grad Office at for info to join) 

Candidate: Breanna Hart | Title: Manuscript on the Treatment of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease on Reefs of Roatán, Honduras

CAGS: Real-time Formalization of Mathematics

Dec 1, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Speaker: Kevin Buzzard, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom Title: Real-time Formalization of Mathematics Abstract Time: Friday, December 1, 2023 - 11:00am – 12:00am Location: CAGS zoom link