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The Mason Science Partners Program creates mutually beneficial relationships, connecting leaders from industry, agencies, and the community with Mason's nationally recognized College of Science.

Partners have meaningful interactions with faculty and students, creating tailored collaborations that advance the shared missions of advancing research frontiers, while developing the next generation of scientists and a highly skilled workforce.

To discuss opportunities and ways to partner with the College of Science, please contact Audrey Kelaher - Director of Development for the College of Science at

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Partnership Opportunities

The College of Science will provide our local community and regional industry with opportunities to meet hiring and research goals, while improving our students’ educational experiences.  Opportunities include:

Faculty Consultants

Mason Science faculty are world-renowned in their respective fields who are frequently sought as industry consultants on topics or projects of shared expertise.

Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing

Entrepreneurs and business leaders can license university-developed technology and intellectual property for commercial application.

Internships and Recruitment

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.

Philanthropic Support for Tomorrow's Scientists

Partners provide philanthropic support that advances Mason Science, the region, and our nation in the common missions of solving the world’s problems and training tomorrow’s scientists.

In a time of crisis around the world, two of our Mason Science partners came together to make a global impact. Through the generosity of Schmidt Futures, our partners at Ceres Nanosciences Inc. received a $250,000 grant to explore and develop new ways to better diagnose the coronavirus. Because of this grant, Mason virologist Kylene Kehn-Hall and her colleagues will be able to use Nanotrap® particles to develop more reliable testing, and help to slow the spread of the global pandemic.

To read more about this partnership click here.

Research Partnership

Mason Science faculty and students can partner with industry in projects that address areas of common interest in tailored sponsored research agreements. 

Thought Leadership

Provide advice and expertise from your industry perspective to develop courses and assist our leadership to continually advance the College of Science.

If you are interested in learning more about our Dean's Advisory Boardclick here.

Thank You to Our Partners

Corporate Partners

Bae Systems


Best Buy Foundation

Big River Steel


Ceres Nanoscience Inc

Hidden Creek Farm

Leidos Inc

Maxar/ Digital Globe

Micron Technology Foundation, Inc.


Novant Health

Northrup Grumman Systems Corp

Particle Metrix Inc.

Partners HealthCare

Piedmont Family Practice PLC

Riverside Research Institute

Scimores Academy LLC

Spatiotemporal Information Systems

State Farm

System Biosciences, LLC

ThermoFisher Scientific

Foundation Partners

American Mathematical Society

The Beck Foundation

The Chi Psi Educational Trust Inc

The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation

Community Foundation for NOVA

Fowler Milburn Foundation, Inc.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

The Jacquemin Family Foundation Inc

Lord Fairfax Charity Ride

The Newman Family Foundation

Occoquan River Communities Inc

Old Dominion Land Conservancy

Potomac Watershed Network

International Development Institute

Sideout Foundation


Virginia Society of Ornithology