Undergraduate Research Opportunities
AOES provides incredible opportunities for research and professional experience to George Mason undergraduates, students from other universities, and even select high school students.
George Mason Undergraduates
George Mason students can get academic credit for research or an internship through courses such as
Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR)helps George Mason students get involved in research and scholarship in AOES and off campus. The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program gives students a research experience under the guidance of a mentor, who can be an AOES faculty member. The OSCAR Federal Work-Study Research Assistantships allows students with demonstrated financial need to be paid to work on a research project with faculty.
Climate Dynamics Summer Research Internship Program
Are you in your junior year of a college or university? Do you have strong quantitative skills and an interest in Atmospheric or Oceanic Sciences? The Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, & Earth Sciences (AOES) at George Mason University is accepting applications for the Climate Dynamics Summer Research Internship Program, a paid opportunity to participate in research with leading climate scientists for Summer 2020.
Successful applicants will work on a six-week project under the supervision of one of our Climate Dynamics faculty members. Applicants do not need prior experience in climate-related science, but math courses in calculus and beyond, and experience in computer programming, are strongly recommended. Program is open to students at George Mason and other colleges and universities.
The two successful applicants will receive accommodation at George Mason University for the duration of the internship, and a $2400 stipend.
Interested students can apply via the following google forms link: https://forms.gle/FgHzwa4fridHSY9w6.
Faculty contact: Dr. Natalie Burls (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 2019: Laila Howar
- 2018: Chelsea Snide, whose internship work was published in 2019 "The Role of Tropical Heating and Internal Variability in the California Response to the 2015/16 ENSO Event," by Swenson, Straus, Snide, and Fahad, J. Atmos. Sci., https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-19-0064.1.
High School Seniors, Undergraduate Freshmen
Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP)
ASSIP offers summer research internship opportunities for high school seniors and undergraduate freshmen. Acceptance is determined on a competitive basis. Learn more at http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/.
Past ASSIP Interns
- 2019: Catherine Liang, William Wang, Isha Vohra, Parth Vakil, Anusha Dasgupta, Isabella Dressel
- 2018: Serena Xia, Jared Nirenberg, Samuel Thomas
- 2017: Michael Stepniczka, Ryan Chon
- 2016: Zachary Strasberg, Matthew Gross, Kyle Turner, Varun Saraswathula