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

FALL 2019 Semester

First day of classes: Aug 26

Labor Day (University Closed): Sep 2

Fall Break (Mon classes/labs meet Tues and Tues classes do not meet this week): Oct 14

Thanksgiving recess (No Classes): Nov 27 – Dec 1

Last day of classes: Dec 7

Reading Day(s): Dec 9 – 10

Final Exam Period: Dec 11 – 18

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