Alumni Gift Boosts Graduate Science Research
Research and teaching in the sciences are benefiting from a gift from Catherine Becker, MS Environmental Science and Policy ’96, and her husband, Richard. The couple’s commitment supports two graduate research assistant positions in the College of Science for 10 years. The Becker Research Assistantship is the largest alumni contribution to science at Mason.
Honoring Faculty Excellence and the Mason Spirit
In 2017, Mason honored its most outstanding faculty members for the first time with a medal and a cash honorarium to support the recipient’s teaching and research. Each award is named for the generous benefactor who endowed it. They are the John Toups Medal for Excellence in Teaching, the United Bank Medal for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, the Earle C. Williams Medal for Excellence in Social Impact, and the Beck Family Medal for Excellence in Research and Scholarship. Presented each May at Commencement, these medals showcase the Mason spirit at its best.
Connecting an International Community of Scholars for Intellectual Property
Intellectual property is the lifeblood of a modern, innovation-driven economy. Scholars at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) are shaping the debate with their data-driven research and timely analysis about the essential role that IP plays in promoting invention and creativity. Philanthropic support from an array of individuals, law firms, corporations, and organizations makes possible CPIP’s research, conferences, and fellowships.