Tag: science

A Changing Arctic

Mason team receives grant to study Arctic industrialization conditions BY APRIL HORENCY, STAFF WRITER New trade routes are opening throughout the Arctic, which may have unprecedented effects on that environment.  To combat potential conflicts, Volgenau School of Engineering professor Elise…

Science Labs vs. Mental Health

BY ZOEHRIYA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Being subjected to peer and familial pressure in high school resulted in me initially pursuing a degree in biology. I felt burdened by my career plans at that time, and did not see myself as…

Immigrants’ Contribution To Science

Galileo’s Science Café Presents Research on New Americans in Science BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, STAFF WRITER Research has shown that foreign-born scientists have brought significant contributions to the U.S. scientific community. However, recent immigration policy changes may hinder future progress. Every month…

Gender in STEM “Moving in the right direction:

How Mason women learn and teach in a male-dominated field By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer  Female Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students have historically been the minority in their respective colleges. Mason faculty say the ratio of male to…

A Sea Change

A harsh look at what’s happening to our seas BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sea change is defined, according to Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” as a change brought about by the sea. It’s an idiom often used to signify a notable…

Solar eclipse watch

Mason researchers will study solar eclipse to improve communications. BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER On Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will pass from Oregon to South Carolina, sending vital information which will be collected by Mason researchers and collaborating…

Millennials make science make sense

Communication students create website “Make Sense” to simplify math and science BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER In the fall semester of 2016, communication Professor Beth Jannery was tired of hearing that the communication major is easy and other majors such…

Rebranding the Prince William campus

This story was originally published in the April 27 print issue. Last week, Mason’s Prince William Campus was renamed the Science and Technology Center at George Mason University.  Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe came to an official ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday,…

“Air Pump” ties centuries of science

Ian Brinksman, staff writer Upon learning the Mason Players’ current season would be named the “Season of Innovation,” School of Theater Performance faculty member and show director Mary Lechter knew she had the perfect play. “I’ve been a big fan…

Science competition combines smarts and entertainment

Four George Mason University students were pitted against each other in an effort to win a $500 prize as part of the Science Slam held by the College of Science and Auxiliary Enterprise Management Council last Friday at Research Hall….