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Dean announces the College of Science Inclusive Excellence Plan draft

Developed in parallel with development of the Mason's Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force Inclusive Excellence Plan, insights are dedicated work of the ARIE Task Force and College of Science subcommittees, who have paved the way for a closer look at our internal practices, policies, and procedures, thereby allowing for us to be collaborative and strategic in how we approach enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) throughout the college. 

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Women scientists have contributed so much, but the road wasn't easy.

Picture a Scientist explores the experiences of accomplished women scientists pushing boundaries in their fields despite their encounters from subtle sexism to outright harassment. Gain a new perspective on the importance of making science more diverse, equitable, and open to all.  

If you are interested in participating in a screening for "Picture a Scientist" fill out your information here.

Get Involved - Mason Science Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Mason Science is proud to continually facilitate meaningful conversations about diversity within our community. Below are opportunities for you to join us in these conversations and be a part of growing diversity and inclusion initiatives at the college. Contact Audrey Kelaher for more information.

Are you interested in mentoring Mason Science students? At the College of Science, students are encouraged to embrace what makes them different as they navigate graduation, professional development, and opportunities for growth. Click here to fill out our mentorship interest form, and you will be contacted when the next cycle begins.


Mason Science graduates are among the most talented and highly sought employees of local and national industries.  Partners can competitively and locally recruit from this next generation of scientists and highly skilled members of the workforce. If you would like to be connected with a Mason Science unit about internships, please contact Audrey Kelaher.

Mason Science is proud to provide opportunities for continuing education, from the Mason Science Series to collaborations with other colleges like the Mason Collective Impact. If your company is interested in hosting a webinar about their area of expertise please contact Audrey Kelaher

Partners have meaningful interactions with faculty and students. An example of partnership with the college is BlackSky, a company that regularly hosts educational seminars, provides guest speakers for events, and has staff collaborating on diversity initiatives at the college.

I Am Spotlight

The College of Science is celebrating diversity by highlighting scientists in the “I am” video series. We can further explore the diversity that makes our campus and our college such a thriving and unique place to learn. If you are interested in sharing your story please contact Audrey Kelaher.

Programs which promote diversity and inclusion are made accessible to members of our community by philanthropic support. Whether it's providing scholarships for STEM camps, covering transportation costs, or defraying the cost of travel for international scholars, charitable gifts make a difference in our ability to make these programs possible. 


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