Participate in the College of Science's research opportunities
As a student in the College of Science you will benefit from internships, cooperative work experience, and other personalized training options that will enhance your education and potential. Our research centers, science labs, and location to the nation’s capital allow our students to explore more with internships and careers right outside our doors.
The college’s research centers offer a unique opportunity for students to work directly with a large group of scientists on specific areas that are important to them. Discover what our centers are researching.
Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
This program pairs high achieving undergraduate students with faculty mentors to undertake original research or creative projects. It provides each scholar with a stipend for the semester or summer to enable them to participate in a research project and funds to the faculty mentor to cover materials, such as posters, lab supplies, and equipment. Find out how you can participate by visiting oscar.gmu.edu/students/ursp.
Aspiring Scientists Program (ASSIP)
Mason’s ASSIP provides high school juniors, seniors and college undergraduates interested in exploring science and medicine the opportunity to work alongside the university’s faculty researchers. Participants spend eight 40-hour weeks at Mason’s Science and Technology and Fairfax campuses working on real-world science projects related to global challenges such as cancer, HIV, biodefense and climate change. Start your path towards innovation by visiting assip.cos.gmu.edu.
NSF I-Corps Site Program
The NSF I-Corps is a program aimed at teaching university researchers the process for moving a university research discovery towards commercialization. Explore the program here.
Undergraduate Research Experiences
Our students have the opportunity to participate in large and small research projects across all disciplines.