Potomac Science Center officially opens Fall 2017

Photo credit: Dr. R. Chris Jones


George Mason University freshwater ecologist and Environmental Science professor Chris Jones will tell you there isn’t another place like it on Earth, and he means it. “The area is environmentally unique. It is a freshwater tidal basin. The salinity of the water is basically 0, and it has unique flora and fauna.”

This special place is the setting for the university’s newest research facility, the Potomac Science Center, which opens officially this fall. The $32 million, 50,000-square-foot waterfront building is home to the College of Science’s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC) and its Center for Geospatial Intelligence.

Read the full article published in the Mason Spirit on 8/11/17…

The brand new Potomac Science Center and Department of Environmental Science and Policy assistant professor Joris van der Ham is on the cover of Mason Spirit Summer 2017 issue.

Mason Spirit is a magazine for the Mason community and is published 3 times a year (fall, spring, summer) by the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations in conjunction with the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see https://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/spring-2020/ and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: https://www2.gmu.edu/coronavirus