Ten-week summer research project in the field funded by OSCAR

Six students majoring in environmental science, environmental and sustainability studies, and applied global conservation spent ten weeks in the field studying four fields (three near The Plains, Virginia, and one near Warrenton, Virginia) that were restored during the past five years.

Their 7:00am – 3:00pm days were spent both out in the field collecting data as well as in the lab analyzing that data. As such, hazards of being outside in the fields for long periods such as poison ivy were unavoidable.

The three teams of two were supervised by Joris van der Ham, assistant professor of environmental science and policy in the College of Science, and Tom Wood, associate professor in the School of Integrative Studies.

Read the full Mason News article on 9/25/2018 here: https://www2.gmu.edu/news/571581

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)

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