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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

Planting the ‘seed’ to advance nanoparticle growth reactions

In a study published by Nature Communications, researchers from George Mason, including Interim Chair for Mason’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Andre Clayborne and Chemistry PhD candidate Nia Pollard, identified an atomically precise “seed” that will develop into a specific nanoparticles type—opening the door for scientists to understand how to produce specific gold nanoparticle shape based on a given application.

Andre Clayborne meets with Nia Pollard in the Clayborne Lab to discuss their research

CDS researchers conclude that Mars colony could survive with fewer than two dozen people

Mason researchers from the Department of Computational and Data Sciences calculated minimum number of astronauts needed to build and maintain Mars colony.

The data scientists – Edgar Arguello, Sam Carter, Cristina Grieg, Michael Hammer, Chris Prather, Clark Petri, and Anamaria Berea – describe their findings in a preprint paper titled "An Exploration of Mars Colonization with Agent-Based Modeling."

Image of Mars. Photo by NASA

New ABCE page launched

The College of Science is excited to announce the launch of our new Access, Belonging, and Community Engagement (ABCE) page. Thanks to Paula Danquah-Brobby, Director of ABCE, the page now reflects the College's mission, vision, and commitment to advancing access, belonging, and community engagement throughout our STEM community.  


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Ask Me Anything: STEM Career Planning Edition

Sep 27, 2023/10:00 - 11:00 AM

Attention Mason Science students! Have you developed your post-graduation career plan? Do you need help with your resume, cover letter or e-Portfolio? Seeking support with writing a compelling grad school Statement of Purpose, or preparing for employment or graduate school interviews? Do you need help finding research and internship opportunities

27 Sep (CLIM) Henneman, Air pollution in the US

Sep 27, 2023/1:30 - 2:30 PM

EXPL 3301 

Lucas R.F. Henneman, George Mason U Wed, 27 Sep, 1:30, EXPL 3301 and via Zoom (for link, email AOES host: Luis Ortiz Coal electricity generating units historically contributed to air pollution and its associated health burden in the United States. The true health burden is unknown, however, because of

Women Building Bio 2023

Sep 28, 2023/8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Register to attend The 8th Annual Women Building Bio Conference is only four weeks away. The agenda is packed with dynamic speakers and contributors, and the "Community" feature is ready for you to start networking right after registration. Register now and take advantage of the Labor Day discount. Apply the