Science and Technology

Students Collaborate with KELT Project to Deepen Understanding of Solar System

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: April 24, 2014 at 6:18 am

Mason astronomy students are using the university’s telescope to study planets around stars that are tens to hundreds of light years away as part of an international research collaboration.

Doctoral Student’s Research Focuses on Drones

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: April 23, 2014 at 6:44 am

The Washington, D.C., region is a hotbed of personal drone development, and PhD student Christopher Vo is getting in on the action. The drones he develops—and he’s built nearly 15 of them—are called quadcopters because they are lifted and propelled by four rotors.

Mass Number-Crunching May Help Crack Alzheimer’s Disease Code

Posted: April 17, 2014 at 5:11 am, Last Updated: April 18, 2014 at 7:05 am

By lending a little computer power, people can join a new George Mason University project and help crack the Alzheimer’s disease code.

Moving SMART-ly: Lab Helps Athletes Avoid Injury

Posted: April 11, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: April 14, 2014 at 7:09 am

Mason’s SMART Lab, established as one of the most advanced performance and fitness testing centers in the country, has opened its facilities to the public to help the casual and serious athlete alike pinpoint the root cause of their aches and pains.

‘Brilliant’ Luchini to Give Vision Series Lecture

Posted: April 2, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: April 3, 2014 at 7:12 am

The assistant professor in Mason’s Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine was named by Popular Science in 2011 as one of the “Brilliant 10” young scientists.

Robotics Challenge a FIRST at Mason

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: April 1, 2014 at 7:05 am

George Mason University was host for the first time to the U.S. FIRST Robotics Greater D.C. Regional, March 27-29 at the Patriot Center. The event attracted high school students from 10 states and their supporters, including Mason engineering students.

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