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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

New AJEDI page launched

The College of Science is excited to announce the launch of our new Access, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AJEDI) page. Thanks to Paula Danquah-Brobby, Director of AJEDI, the page now reflects the College's mission, vision, and commitment to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community.  


ASSIP application is 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 2023 ASSIP application is now open through Feb. 5, 2023.

Photo of ASSIP students

News and Events

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GeorgeSquared Online Information Session

Dec 7, 2022/12:00 - 1:00 PM


REGISTER TO ATTEND The Virtual Information Session will include a presentation/webinar about the program and the opportunity to chat with program staff. Please complete the survey below if you want to participate in an Online Information Session. Check your junk or spam folder for day-of logistics, zoom links, etc. in

Women Leaders in STEM end of the semester social

Dec 8, 2022/3:00 - 4:30 PM

Common area near 2200 in Exploratory Hall, Fairfax Campus

REGISTER TO ATTEND Join the Women Leaders in STEM for a casual gathering for folks to meet and mingle with hot chocolate, cookies and other snacks to celebrate the end of the year. This is a learning experience for all identities, including allies. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome

MS Thesis Defense - Environmental Science and Policy

Dec 12, 2022/2:00 - 4:00 PM

Virtual on Zoom

MS Thesis Department of Environmental Science and Policy College of Science George Mason University Candidate: Katrina Napora Defense Date and Time: Monday, December 12, 2:00pm-4:00pm Defense Location: Zoom (contact for meeting link) Title: Urban stream-floodplains increase soil carbon and nutrient retention along a chronosequence of restored streams in Fairfax