Research and Centers
Several research opportunities are available for undergraduate mathematics majors.
- Mason Experimental Geometry Lab for research in pure mathematics.
- Mason's Office of Student Scholarship Creative Activities and Research (OSCAR) program for undergraduate research
- Aspiring Scientists Summer Research Program for undergraduate research in the sciences.
Mason mathematics majors have the option of writing an honors thesis in a variety of topics in pure and applied mathematics under the supervision of mathematics faculty.
Programs for undergraduate mathematical research in recent years have included:
Mason Math Maker Lab
The Mason Math Maker Lab is housed in a room within the math department on the fourth floor of Exploratory Hall on the George Mason Fairfax Campus.
PhD students gain industrial experience through immersion in commercial and government labs. Students participate in interdisciplinary projects with Mason and external mentors.
Recognizing student excellence.
Jiajing Guan (left) received the 2019 Mary K. Cabell Award. Research mentor Tim Sauer presented Jiajing with the award. Jiajing used her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to attend the PhD program in applied math at the University of Maryland.
Putting her skills into practice.
PhD student Ratna Khatri spent the summer of 2017 at Argonne National Lab as part of the prestigious NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program. This summer, she will return to Argonne as a Givens Associate.