4-VA@Mason Grant Provides Rich Research Opportunity

Expectations for 4-VA@Mason’s grants include thoughtful, impactful research; statewide collaboration with partner universities; and experiential learning opportunities for students.  However, the 4-VA@Mason story grows stronger when that learning opportunity gets elevated to supporting post graduate work. Over the past two years, students in Haw Chuan Lim’s lab at Mason’s Science and Technology campus have contributed Read more about 4-VA@Mason Grant Provides Rich Research Opportunity[…]

A Circuitous Route in Materials Development for ECE 385

While interest in Open Educational Resources is expanding exponentially, sometimes the search results come up short.  This was clearly evidenced by the OER research undertaken by Dr. Nathalia Peixoto for her ECE 385 course. Electric Circuit Analysis I is a complex course with many different attributes, covering the first half of electric circuit theory and Read more about A Circuitous Route in Materials Development for ECE 385[…]

4-VA Makes a Return Trip to Astronomy: ASTR 113

After tackling the development of an OER textbook for ASTR 113 which resulted in enlightening, digitized materials for the course and saving students up to $200 on a textbook, Dr. Mario Gliozzi applied for and received a second 4-VA@Mason grant to take on the challenge of producing an online homework system to complement and support Read more about 4-VA Makes a Return Trip to Astronomy: ASTR 113[…]

Calls for Collaborative Research Grant Proposals Held Open

Due to the current Coronavirus health crisis, the deadline for calls for Collaborative Research Grants has been extended to April 24. As 4-VA@Mason continues to steadfastly move forward in support the Mason community with the development of meaningful education and research projects, we do recognize the potential for future funding uncertainties. Consequently, while we are Read more about Calls for Collaborative Research Grant Proposals Held Open[…]

Mason’s Center for Simulation and Modeling “Scales Up” with 4-VA Partner ODU

Of the 21 iterations of the definition of the word ‘scale’ in the Oxford Dictionary, one is particularly applicable to the latest 4-VA grant project “Scalable Molecular Dynamics;” that is: “the full range of different levels of people or things.” This definition illustrates both the scope of the research and the collaborators involved in the Read more about Mason’s Center for Simulation and Modeling “Scales Up” with 4-VA Partner ODU[…]

Hard Work, Partnerships and a 4-VA Grant: Producing Big Results in IPF Research

  Like any cutting-edge research team, the undergrad and grad students assembled in Dr. Geraldine Grant’s molecular and cell biology lab at George Mason’s Science and Technology Campus knew that in order for their project to be successful they needed a few things to break their way. Specifically, for their 4-VA grant “Prognostic Noninvasive Biomarker Read more about Hard Work, Partnerships and a 4-VA Grant: Producing Big Results in IPF Research[…]

4-VA Grant Supports State STEM Summit

More than 140 leaders from Virginia’s K-12 and higher education institutions, out-of-school providers, the private and business sectors, and state officials and institutions joined together recently to begin the work of developing a blueprint for a statewide STEM network.  This structure will be the basis for creating cross sector pedagogies providing Virginia’s youth access to Read more about 4-VA Grant Supports State STEM Summit[…]

(Research + Collaboration) = (Important Results in the Lab + Successful Career Outcomes)

The science would not be easy.  There were going to be long days and nights in the lab, countless tests to run and techniques to be tweaked.  But the end game was intriguing; identify opportunities to affect modifications in the Francisella proteome, a bacterium categorized as a class “A” bioterrorism agent.  Unlike its cousin, the Read more about (Research + Collaboration) = (Important Results in the Lab + Successful Career Outcomes)[…]