Tag: technology

A One- On- One With the CEO Of Silent Beacon

Kenny Kelley explains the importance of safety equipment on college campuses BY DANA NICKEL EDITOR IN CHIEF Many universities across the U.S. work hard to fight against sexual violence on their campuses. There are several options that university officials will recommend…

Graphene is Poised to Change the World. Are You Ready?

BY DANIEL SCOTT MITCHELL, STAFF WRITER From the stone age to the silicon age, the materials that humans utilize have shaped technologies, society and the world as a whole. Materials have had such remarkable impacts throughout history that we even…

Mason’s Procurement Needs to be Conflict-Free

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Every action we make has consequences. Some have minor impacts and some have larger impacts. At times, we most often think that our actions cannot possibly have too large of consequences, at least on a…

The Revival of TEDxGMU

TEDXGMU ROSE TO PROMINENCE IN THEIR FIRST EVENT YEAR By Basma Humadi, Staff Writer TEDxGeorgeMasonU came back with a new “heartbeat” in their first event of the year. After much discussion regarding the logo for this year’s TEDxGeorgeMasonU event, the TED…

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…

Freedom of the press: Conference examines accessibility in scholarly publishing

(Photo credit: Natalia Kolenko/Fourth Estate) Over 200 members of the scholarly publishing industry met for a conference on Mason’s Fairfax campus April 19-22 to discuss the quickly evolving world of scholarly publishing.  The conference, known as the Open Scholarship Initiative Conference, or OSI Conference, was the first…

Mason’s Makerspace lets students imagine, create

This story was originally published in the April 25 issue of Fourth Estate. Almost a full academic year since the formation of Mason’s Makerspace, the Mason Innovation eXchange (MIX) has had a busy year full of inventing and getting creative…

One if by land, two if by internet

This story was originally published in the April 25 issue of Fourth Estate. How Mason researchers are leading the charge in preventing digital attacks Two weeks ago on Friday, April 15, a team of Mason researchers and students were awarded…

Mason saves $1 million with Atrium cloud-based card system

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) This story was originally published in the Feb. 1 issue of Fourth Estate. A recent post audit shows that Mason will save approximately $1 million in the first five years of using it’s recently adopted…