Features

Building a Better Engineer

From the sound wave fire extinguisher that made it on to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to a prosthetic arm built especially for a young violinist, Mason Engineering students are taking on big projects for their senior capstones and succeeding with them.

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Fighting Addiction, One Question at a Time

How a health practitioner asks about a patient’s habits may be one of the first steps to tackling Virginia’s opioid epidemic.

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From Simulated Disaster, Real Understanding

Florida field exercise helps conflict students learn firsthand how to deal with a crisis.

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12 Ways Mason Is Keeping It Green

While we’re proud of our bees, sustainability isn’t just a buzz word at Mason, and the university’s degree programs, courses, and inspired initiatives to create a better world span campus, the community, and the globe.

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Down by the Bay

For more than 30 years, Mason ecologists have been monitoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed and finding ways to help the ecosystem repair itself. The opening of Mason’s new Potomac Science Center is providing a space to elevate and showcase the environmental research being done in this region.

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Stepping into the Past

A group of Mason students took a trip to an important Civil War site and never left the Fairfax Campus.

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From the Issue

Alumni Profile: Rion Amilcar Scott

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Rion Amilcar Scott, MFA Creative Writing ’08, my friend and fellow MFA grad, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction for his story collection Insurrections.

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Where the Wild Things Grow

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On the south side of the Fairfax Campus, between the Art and Design and Nguyen Engineering Buildings, there is a space where wild things grow. This outdoor classroom/learning lab is called the Green Studio, and George Mason University just might be the only university with such a space.

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Stranger Than We Can Imagine

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In his new book Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System (Smithsonian Press, 2017), Mason astronomy professor and NASA scientist Michael Summers shares the latest research on exoplanets, which are planets beyond our solar system. The book was written with co-author James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics at Mason.

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