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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

Summer 2024 VALHEN Hispanic STEM Academy application now open

George Mason University is excited to partner again with the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) to offer the VALHEN Hispanic STEM Academy. This unique experience offers participants a series of interactive and hands-on sessions across a wide range of STEM disciplines, held in Mason’s cutting-edge labs and facilities. VHSA is open to all rising Virginia high school sophomores and juniors, and was designed to meet the unique needs of Hispanic/Latine and other underserved communities.

Two VALHEN participants working with one another on an assignment.

Mason postdoc leads scientific breakthrough that could revolutionize cancer treatment

It isn’t often that someone graduates with a PhD and a scientific discovery, but George Mason University researcher Marissa Howard was no ordinary student. Howard, BS Bioengineering ’17, PhD Biosciences ’22, leads a team of scientists who have discovered a way to “eavesdrop” on cellular communications that could revolutionize treatments for cancer and other maladies.

Marissa Howard in the lab

College of Science Annual Report 2022-23

George Mason's College of Science reflects on its achievements during the 2022-2023 academic year. Whether inside or outside the classroom or lab, our science community cultivates a promising research future for new frontiers that is all together different

Annual Report 2022-23

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Spring Career Fair

Feb 21, 2024, 11:00 AM - Feb 22, 2024, 4:00 PM

Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center, lower level

The Spring Career Fair features more than 200 employers from a wide variety of industries, taking over the entire lower level of the Johnson Center for two days. All Mason students and alums seeking full-time jobs, part-time positions, and internships are invited to attend. DIFFERENT EMPLOYERS EACH DAY. Make sure

Nurturing Cultural Awareness and Resilience Workshop

Feb 22, 2024, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Register to attend Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, this learning opportunity offers exploration into the concepts of race, ethnicity, and culture (e.g., family and community beliefs). Embark on a Journey of Discovery to Uncover: Participants will reflect upon their lived experiences and how those experiences continue

Noyce AMA: STEM Secondary Education

Feb 22, 2024, 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Exploratory Hall 3301 and Virtual 

Register to attend. Looking for a rewarding career? Learn more about becoming a STEM Educator with the Noyce Ask Me Anything: STEM Secondary Education Hear teachers share their experiences and answer your questions Meet others who want to inspire the next generation of science and math students Learn how to