Advancing undergraduate student success
This interdisciplinary collaborative in the College of Science is making a difference for undergraduate students at Mason.
Accelerator Award Winning Faculty
Two Accelerator Faculty honored with Dean's Awards 2022
On Monday, December 5, Dean Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm joined more than 80 faculty and staff at the college’s Celebration of Success, an end of year community building activity where 12 faculty and staff were honored for their service during the 2022 calendar year. Two faculty from the STEM Accelerator were recognized.
Professor Kelly Knight received the Dean's Award for Excellence in AJEDI
Dr. Rebecca Jones received the Dean's Impact Award
Learn more here.
What is the STEM Accelerator?
The STEM Accelerator is an interdisciplinary group of faculty who collaborate on programs, grants, and interventions to help the undergraduate students in the College of Science at Mason. In particular, the Accelerator works to:
- Increase the number of STEM majors,
- Improve retention rates of STEM students,
- Reduce the time to graduation,
- Help STEM graduates join the workforce or continue their education.
The Accelerator faculty have diverse backgrounds, expertise, and training. Their combined efforts contribute to better student learning outcomes and increased retention in challenging STEM programs.
Who is the STEM Accelerator?
Exploratory Hall, Room 1402
Exploratory Hall, Room 1406
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Planetary Hall, Room 319
Exploratory Hall, Room 3420
Exploratory Hall, Room 3453
Learning Assistants (LAs) are College of Science undergraduates who participate in undergraduate instruction, course innovation, peer-to-peer tutoring and mentoring. LAs have unique opportunities to work closely with COS faculty and help their peers. Learn more here.
The STEM Accelerator is committed to sharing the excitement and joy of science, engineering and mathematics with the community. We regularly coordinate camps, workshops, competitions, and seminars designed to increase access and success in STEM.
Learn more about STEM Summer Camps for incoming first-year student and FOCUS for middle and high-school girls.
Opportunities for engagement in STEM at Mason are abundant. The Accelerator offers various student centered opportunities, such as STEM Boot Camp, the annual College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium, and the LA program.