Science and Technology

Far Out: Mason Students Take Internships to New Heights

Posted: September 17, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: September 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum internships are providing an almost-out-of-this-world learning opportunity for two Mason undergraduates.

Turn off the Cell Phone and Tune in the Bird Song

Posted: September 17, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: September 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

The George Mason Bird Club invited students, faculty and staff to learn more about the variety of campus birds during “bird sits” the club plans to hold on campus this fall.

Reaching the STARS: Mason Achieves National Gold Sustainability Rating

Posted: September 15, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: September 15, 2014 at 8:32 am

Mason has become the first university in Virginia to achieve a Gold Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for its sustainability efforts.

New $3 Million Grant to Expand Climate Change Coverage

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 11:09 am, Last Updated: September 11, 2014 at 6:58 am

A pilot program that began at George Mason University four years ago to help weathercasters explain climate change is going nationwide, thanks to a new $3 million National Science Foundation grant.

Bugged Out: Bed Bugs Could Be Key in Development of New Antibiotics

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: September 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm

A 4-VA Consortium grant will help Mason researcher Monique van Hoek determine if peptides found in the insects could lead to new forms of antibiotics.

Undergraduate Fuels Passion with Aviation Invention

Posted: September 8, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: September 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Junior John T. Hill, one of five finalists for “college entrepreneur of the year,” is developing an app that would increase the efficiency of airplane gas-ups, maintenance.

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