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Discovering STEM pathways to 'get there'August 2, 2023

When you ask an aspiring undergraduate student the age-old question, "What do you want to be when you 'grow up?'" some of the answers are changing. And we at Mason Science are encouraging those options to evolve.

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Students pose at VALHEN STEM Academy

Summertime Livin’ at Mason Science – Super busy, not easyJuly 20, 2023

Everyone thinks summertime is when faculty and administrators get to take a break. (I’m sure all in higher education academia reading this just laughed out loud). Although that may be true for some K-12 teachers, and only a smaller fraction of students are taking our classes in the summer months, this assumption is far from the truth. In fact, we are having the busiest summer outreach season in my tenure as Mason Science dean and possibly in the history of our college. And there are many staff, faculty and students pitching in to make these activities happen.

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FOCUS participants from summer 2022

You are welcome hereJune 21, 2023

Throughout the month of June, we acknowledge and celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This blog post is a conversation with the chair of Mason’s  Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth SciencesMark D. Uhen who shares his journey and the importance of advocacy.

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Mark Uhen in Peru

Know where we’ve beenJune 7, 2023

Some say, to know where you are going, you must appreciate where you’ve been. As we finalize our strategic plan to take Mason Science forward for the next five years, I think it is helpful to also understand and appreciate our college’s history, as shared by someone who lived it.

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Mark Monson

Summer 2023