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2017 College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium

The College of Science and STEM Accelerator are pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium. The purpose of this event is to showcase the variety of undergraduate research projects in the College to other students and faculty. Location: Center for the Arts, Lobby and Grand Tier III Date: […]

Dr. Chris Parsons wins first place in NCSCE Fieldwork Photo Contest

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Parsons, whose entry entitled “Penguins in Antarctica” placed first (!) in the Fieldwork Photo Contest of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE). See the second and third place winners of the contest and view the gallery of submissions here: Penguins in Antarctica, Titrations in Costa Rica, and Phytoplankton […]

Dr. Tom Lovejoy recognized by President Obama for his efforts as a Science Envoy

Dr. Tom Lovejoy, who recently received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council of Science and the Environment (NCSE) was recognized by President Obama for representing the country as a Science Envoy in a letter of appreciation from the White House signed by the President. He participated in three trips during his service – to […]

Spring 2017 Graduate Student Orientation and Panel Discussion on Academic Publishing

Please see below for a message from the President of the ESP-GSA: Dear new and returning ESP graduate students, Please join us for the Spring 2017 Environmental Science and Policy orientation and panel discussion:  January 23rd at 1:00 pm in David King Hall (room DK 3006). This event is hosted by the ESP Graduate Student Association (ESP-GSA). This is the only […]

Dr. Changwoo Ahn is a finalist for the 2017 Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to Dr. Changwoo Ahn, who made the shortlist for the 2017 University Teaching Excellence Award.  The university Teaching Excellence Awards are Mason’s highest recognition for faculty members who demonstrate exceptional skill in and commitment to their teaching and learning practices, Outstanding teaching is an integral part of Mason’s mission and is deserving of significant […]

Dr. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers at the 2016 UN Biodiversity Conference

ESP associate professor Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers recently participated in two side events at the 2016 UN Biodiversity Conference held in Cancun, Mexico from December 5-17, 2016. On December 12, she moderated the side event Lessons from the Paris Climate Agreement for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Presented by PBL Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency (PBL) which reflected […]

Former ESP guest scholar wins 2016 Oran R. Young Prize

Congratulations to Robert Ochieng, on winning the 2016 Oran R. Young prize for the best early-career paper of the 2016 Nairobi Conference – Does discourse matter in institutionalization? the case of REDD+ MRV in Indonesia, Peru and Tanzania. For a list of previous winners since the inception of this prize, please visit: Robert M. Ochieng […]

Mason Raises Peaceful Bees

by Cynthia B. Smith and edited by Aikwan Chong “George Mason bees are peaceful bees,” says Mason’s Honeybee Initiative Director, German Perilla. As part of the EVPP 302 Biomes and Human Dimension’s course taught by assistant professor Cindy Smith, students donned bee suits and explored the teaching hives, searching for parasites such as varroa mites which may have attached themselves to drones […]

New and Current Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Fellowships

ALL CURRENT VIRGINIA SEA GRANT FELLOWSHIPS are listed below: 2017 Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Fellowship January 23, 2017 NMFS-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Ph.D. Fellowship January 27, 2017 NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics Ph.D. Fellowship January 27, 2017 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship January 20, 2017 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship February 10, 2017 Questions? Contact Sam Lake, Virginia […]

Summer 2017 Provost Research Fellowships – apply now

Click on the link below to learn about the application process: Summer Research Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must submit materials to the Office of the Provost by Friday, January 20, 2017 (see Application Process). Recipients will be notified by Friday, February 24, 2017. Fellowship amount: $7,000 for doctoral students; $5,000 […]