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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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Pathways to Quantum Summer Immersion Program - In-Person Camp: Quantum Explorer For Students

Jul 14, 2024, 12:00 AM - Jul 19, 2024, 11:59 PM

Fairfax Campus

The program will provide students with an introduction to quantum via a virtual course, followed by a week-long in-person experience visiting workplaces engaged in different parts of the quantum ecosystem including business and marketing, communications, policy, research, and more. Previous sites included IonQ, The MITRE Corporation, George Mason University, and

Dissertation Defense - Alexandru Graur, PhD Biosciences

Jul 15, 2024, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Candidate: Alexandru Graur Program: PhD Biosciences Date: Mond ay, July 11th, 2024 Time: 11: 00 AM Place: Virtual meeting For full Thesis Defense Announcement Click Here

MS Thesis Defense - Environmental Science and Policy

Jul 15, 2024, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Virtual (contact for Zoom meeting info)

Candidate: Natalia Arcos Cano | Title: Community Perspectives on the Function and Management of the Maijuna-Kichwa Regional Conservation Area