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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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Outstanding Achievement Awards

Feb 29, 2024, 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Did you know that the Outstanding Achievement Awards have a category just for alumni who work at Mason? Your hard work and contributions to the university community are a reflection of your unique perspectives and experiences as former students and current employees. There will be one faculty award recipient and

Mason Day at NOVA Annandale

Feb 29, 2024, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CA Building Atrium

It’s Mason Day! Stop by the CA Atrium between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to speak with representatives from all Mason Colleges and Schools (including Mason Science), as well as Admissions and ADVANCE representatives.

Local Learning Community for Inclusive STEM Teaching Project

Mar 4, 2024, 8:30 AM - 11:59 PM

DEADLINE TO REGISTER MARCH 4, 2024 Each week ( Mondays, March 11 - April 15, noon to 1 p.m. ), this local learning community (LLC) will take time to extend and reflect on the topics covered in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project EdX course. This NSF sponsored course is aimed