Archive for April, 2015

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) Charter Signing brings six universities together

On April 27, 2015, six of Virginia’s university presidents joined forces to advance marine and coastal science that solves pressing issues by signing the Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) charter. The charter is the first in VASG’s 30-year history and formalizes a commitment among partners toward collaboration on the challenges that face Virginia’s coasts and oceans. […]

Mason Water Symposium Event – April 30, 2015

  Mason Water Symposium Highlighting Inter-disciplinary Water Research and Conservation April 30, 2015, 9:00am-5:00pm Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Room G George Mason University, Fairfax VA Registration: http://ggs-george-mason-university.ticketleap.com/symposium-mwf/ Mason Water Forum Staff: Fernanda Craig, Kathleen Copeland-Fish, Lisa LaCivita & Morvarid Ganjalizadeh Overview: The Mason Water Symposium highlights inter-disciplinary water science, engineering, and policy achievements and enables […]

Thesis Defense by Peter Jacobs – April 28, 2015 [updated]

*Location updated 4/27/15* Candidate: Peter Jacobs Defense Date: April 28, 2015 @ 3:00pm Location: Nguyen Engineering Building 1605 Title: Evaluating Effects Of Climate Change On Nekton Distribution In The North Atlantic Using Ecosystem Models: Climate Model- And Paleoclimate-Derived Temperature Simulations Compared

2015 ESP Undergraduate and Graduate Award Winners

The 2015 ESP Awards Breakfast, held jointly with the Department of Biology and the School of Systems Biology, will be on May 13, 2015, 10:00 am–12:00 noon, in Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center.  The College of Science Convocation will be held later the same day at 2:00 p.m. *** Undergraduate Award Winners: Baxter, Abigail […]

New Environmental Social Science Course offered in Fall 2015

  A new graduate course, EVPP 505 Environmental Social Science, will be offered this fall.  This course aims attain an overview of and insight into some of the most relevant issues in social sciences for the environment. Taught by Dr. Ingrid Visseren-­‐Hamakers, this course is suited for students with a natural sciences or social sciences background. The class will […]

Thesis Defense by Kara Jones – April 28, 2015

Candidate: Kara Jones Defense Date: April 28, 2015 @ 10:30am Location: Research Hall 162 Title: Microhabitat Selection In The Eastern Worm Snake (Carphophis Amoenus) And A Survey Of The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, Virginia

ESP graduate student Amanda Sills wins the 2015 OSCAR Graduate Student Mentoring Award

  Congratulations to Amanda Sills, a graduate student in the MS program (EVBC) in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy on her selection as the recipient of the 2015 OSCAR Graduate Student Mentoring Award. This special award, new this year, recognizes and rewards outstanding Mason graduate students who mentor undergraduate students on their research and creative activities, and […]

Dissertation Defense by Ashley Sitar – April 16, 2015

Candidate: Ashley Sitar Defense Date: April 16, 2015 @ 11:00am Location: David King Hall, Rm 3006 Title: Is Dolphin-Watching Sustainable In Bocas Del Toro, Panama?

Thesis Defense by Brandy Holstein – April 20, 2015

Candidate: Brandy Holstein Defense Date: April 20, 2015 @ 10:30am Location: Exploratory Hall 2304 Title: Analyzing Photovoltaic Potential Using A Geographic Information System: A Case Study Of Prince William County Public Schools

Dissertation Defense by Jill Lewandowski – April 15, 2015

Candidate: Jill Lewandowski Defense Date: April 15, 2015 @ 10:00am Location: David King Hall, Rm 3006 Title: Transforming Conflict into Effective Action: A Case Study on the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals