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Diversity

The College of Science at George Mason University is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes Anti-Racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy to an academic community. Diversity is a source of innovation, energy, and growth. By adopting an AJEDI mindset that prioritizes inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of students, faculty, and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.

Diversity

Compassionate Conversation Workshop

Join Dr. Erikca Brown, Office of DEI Inclusive Education Manager, and, Dr. Paula Danquah-Brobby, Director of AJEDI for a faculty and staff workshop on Compassionate Conversation - the skillful way that people communicate with others to feel understood and understand one another.

Students speaking to one another at Mason

Compassionate Communication in Times of Societal Crisis

Societal crisis affects every student and aspect of the classroom. External occurrences permeate classroom communities and disrupt the daily functions and structures of learning. In this panel, experts discuss what being trauma-informed means, share guidance on practical interventions and outline how compassionate communication is the best tool for cultivating feelings of psychological safety and assisting in reducing anxiety and stress for a supportive learning experience for all students.

Graduate Inclusion and Access Scholarship

The Graduate Inclusion & Access Scholarship seeks to support the growth and development of an inclusive, thriving graduate community across all academic programs at George Mason University. At Mason we believe “diversity is our strength.” An inclusive graduate student community is essential to enhance the quality of the intellectual environment for all of our students and faculty.

Graduation Fall 2019 (second version)

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project is a 6 week course designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and the ability of faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students to cultivate inclusive STEM learning environments for all their students and to develop themselves as reflective, inclusive practitioners.

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Student Organizations

These student-led organization lead the charge for formulating our Mason Science community. 

AJEDI Programs

The College of Science strives to make a difference in the community by providing opportunities for the future generation of scientists. 

Upcoming Events

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Feb2

Mason Athletics celebrates Black and African Heritage Month

Feb 1, 2023/7:00 - 9:00 PM

EagleBank Arena

George Mason Athletics will recognize Dr. Michael West Nickens “Doc Nix” at the men’s basketball Black African Heritage Month game on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. at EagleBank Arena. As part of Black African Heritage Month, the Mason vs. UMASS game presentation will include performances by Doc Nix and
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Feb7

Compassionate Conversation Workshop

Feb 7, 2023/12:00 - 1:30 PM

Virtual

Register to get Zoom details for the event. Join Dr. Erikca Brown, Office of DEI Inclusive Education Manager and Dr. Paula Danquah-Brobby, Director of AJEDI in a faculty and staff workshop on compassionate conversation. Compassionate conversation refers to the skillful ways that people can talk together so that we feel
Feb9

Invitation to help plan “Good Trouble" fest

Feb 9, 2023/12:00 - 2:00 PM

239A, Johnson Center

You are invited to join an initial planning discussion for a Spring 2023 "Good Trouble Fest” at Mason’s Fairfax campus. Representatives of Mason’s student organizations are invited to share their potential vision of such an event and how it can support the goals of their organization, whether in addressing racism