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[…]

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[…]

(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)[…]

4-VA at Mason Collaborative Research Grants Awarded

Eight Collaborative Research Grants were recently awarded by 4-VA at Mason, providing faculty and their teams of student researchers, as well as their colleagues at other Virginia partner schools, the opportunity to further important research concepts – from utilizing student ambassadors to support dementia patients, to privacy controls for smart home devices, to species resilience Read more about 4-VA at Mason Collaborative Research Grants Awarded[…]

Mason/NOVA Teacher Education: Public/Private School Representatives Invited to Join the Discussion

While George Mason University produces hundreds of candidates each year in the field of education, academic leaders at Mason recognized the need to work closely with area educational institutions – both public and private – to ensure that those candidates meet and surpass the expectations in today’s educational environment. To do so, armed with a Read more about Mason/NOVA Teacher Education: Public/Private School Representatives Invited to Join the Discussion[…]

Increasing Enrollment + Reduced Teaching Space + New Course Structure: A 4-VA Study Reaps Rewards

The story of increasing enrollment resulting in new instructors, reductions in teaching space, and revisions in course structure: OR How a critical analysis of a Mason Core course created and confirmed a positive change for students Several dilemmas were facing Mason’s COMM 100 and 101 courses: enrollment topping a record 4,000+ students an ever-changing and Read more about Increasing Enrollment + Reduced Teaching Space + New Course Structure: A 4-VA Study Reaps Rewards[…]

Moving Virginia Healthcare Forward Through Effective Communication

Just as the nation as a whole is grappling with issues from A to Z in healthcare, concerned scholars studying the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine in Virginia were interested in what role they could play in moving and improving their field within the Commonwealth.  While faculty members and students around the state have previously Read more about Moving Virginia Healthcare Forward Through Effective Communication[…]

4-VA Grant Supports Growing Multilingual Student Population at Mason

While at some institutions a student population of 45 to 50 percent identifying that English is not their primary language at home might be viewed as a challenge — at George Mason University that multilingual and multicultural diversity is celebrated as a resource. Although national data on this subject at the university level is not Read more about 4-VA Grant Supports Growing Multilingual Student Population at Mason[…]

4-VA Funding Advances the ASSIP Success Story

As a former high school science teacher at Chantilly and Thomas Jefferson in Fairfax County, Andrea Cobb, (PhD in biochemistry) saw the difference with her own eyes.  After sending her students off to a summer research experience through Mason’s Aspiring Scientist’s Summer Internship Program (ASSIP), they would return in the fall as changed students.  “They Read more about 4-VA Funding Advances the ASSIP Success Story[…]