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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…

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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…

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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,…

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“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…

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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….

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Mason professor investigates Pluto’s atmosphere

This story was originally published in the Nov. 10 issue of Fourth Estate. A Mason astrobiology and astronomy professor is part of a NASA-funded mission to learn more about Pluto’s atmosphere. Professor Mike Summers is one of the 24 co-investigators…

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Mason presents EcoScience + Art

Blanca Acevedo, staff writer Art exhibitions can be used as a means of collaboration between the arts and sciences. Dr. Changwoo Ahn, an Associate Professor in Environmental Science and Policy  worked together with his co-chair associate Mark Cooley to realize this…

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New science center to provide more research opportunities

Mason began construction on the Potomac Science Center, a new educational and research facility, earlier this month. Located in Woodbridge at the intersection of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers, the center will provide a new home for the Potomac Environmental…

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Scientists discover long dormant volcanoes in Virginia

By John Faulders We have heard about recent eruptions of volcanoes throughout the world. Mt. Kilauea, on the big island of Hawaii, has been erupting since 1983. Lava flows have destroyed many houses. Recently, Mt. Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland erupted and…