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

SUMMER 2019 Session Dates

Session 1: May 20– Aug 10

A session: May 20– Jun 22

B session: Jun 3– Jul 27

C session: Jun 24– Jul 27

D session: May 20– Jul 27

For more information, go to: https://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/summer-2019-calendar/