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List of Announcements (details below):

  * VSE in the News
  * Photo of the Week
  * INTO Mason Graduate Colloquium (Fri Dec 9, 3-6pm)
  * Funding Opportunity:Tactical Defense Space Reconnaissance BAA
  * Jessica Lin & Huzefa Rangwala Receive Funding from Strategic
    Analysis, Inc. & NRL
  * Elise Miller-Hooks Receives Funding from U Maryland and U.S. Dept.
    of Transportation
  * David Lattanzi Receives Funding from NSF
  * Siddhartha Sikdar, Parag Chitnis, and Wil Joiner Receive Funding
    from NSF


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*VSE in the News*

Here is a list of news stories about VSE that have been posted:

Beyond Mason

  * Virginia Engineer: Trade publication reprints Mason story about
    Volgenau’s Jill Nelson’s efforts to study next year’s rare solar
    eclipse.
    <http://vaeng.com/feature/eclipse-to-give-scientists-rare-glimpse-into-ionosphere>
  * Capital Gazette (Md.): Professor emeritus George Donohue op-eds on
    education and immigration.
    <http://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/columns/ph-ac-ce-column-donahue-1126-20161126-story.html>
  * Capital Gazette (Md.): George Donohue writes that the GOP agenda
    will not create jobs.
    <http://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/columns/ph-ac-ce-column-donahue-1126-20161126-story.html>


On the Volgenau site (https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/latest-news)

  * Mason professor says Virginia’s international cybersecurity outreach
    is unique <https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/312461>.Peggy Brouse
    comments on the announcement from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe
    about the Commonwealth’s partnership with the Australian state of
    Victoria to share resources and information about cybersecurity.
    (This article also appeared on Mason’s newsdesk.)


If you have suggestions for other stories, please submit them to Martha 
Bushong, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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*Photo of the Week*

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Say goodbye to fall. Nguyen Engineering Building with flowers. (Photo by 
Evan Cantwell)

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*INTO Mason Graduate Colloquium (Fri Dec 9, 3-6pm)*

The 3rd INTO Mason International Graduate Student Multidisciplinary 
Colloquium will be held
Friday, December 9
3-6pm
Salon A at the Mason Global Center

The following VSE pathway students will be presenting (broken down by 
pathway):

/AIT:/
Snigdha Cheekoty, Rubaiyet Sabbir

/CEIE:/
Jagadish Tuppad, Parag Pavankumar Bedmutha, Niranjan Anil Chaudhary, 
Bibek Kharel, Kham Moe, Vrushali Shrimant Tandulkar

/Data Analytics:/
Yu-An Chen, Yan Jia, Sana Batul, Saad Azhar, Mingda Chen, Zhanpeng Feng, 
Hao Gong, Spandana Jagtap, Shruti Patil, Srijan Yenumula

/CS:/
Xiang Wu, Tayyab Naseem, Jhanvi Chimanbhai Rafalia, Niyati Atul Shah, 
Yuxin Tian, Pranav Veldurthy, Kunling Zeng

/ECE:/
Jindou Chen, Qingyang Dai, Yukun Li

/STAT:/
Jhih-Heng Yao, Shiyi Liu, Tianjiao Liu

/TCOM:/
Zhanghong Chen, Revanth Bhargav Rajanala, Gnapika Rayala, Arin Thaokloy

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*Funding Opportunity:Tactical Defense Space Reconnaissance BAA*

URL:https://acq.westfields.net/nro/efforts/fy18tacdsrcsibaagssa/baa-gssa-documents[registration 
required]

This solicitation is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and Government 
Sources Sought Announcement (GSSA) from the National Reconnaissance 
Office’s (NRO), Mission Integration Directorate (MID), Tactical Defense 
Space Reconnaissance (TacDSR) Program for Combat Systems Integration (CSI).

The TacDSR CSI program integrates National Technical Means (NTM) 
technology into combat systems, platforms, or architectures to address 
current and emerging needs of the CCMDs and Services. CSI projects 
include prototype integration into vehicles, aircraft, ships, weapons, 
mission planning tools, special operations systems or platforms, ground 
stations, cubesats, and combat support equipment.CSI also delivers 
capabilities that bridge gaps in joint, theater, and National Systems 
Data (NSD) dissemination capabilities through the use of communications 
and networking technology. CSI solutions may consist of software 
algorithms, hardware, exploitation tools, or system engineering 
solutions that support warfighter requirements.

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*Jessica Lin & Huzefa Rangwala Receive Funding from Strategic Analysis, 
Inc. & NRL*

Jessica Lin and Huzefa Rangwala of the Computer Science Department 
received $74K from Strategic Analysis, Inc. and the Naval Research 
Laboratory for their project, “User Information Demand Modeling.”

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*Elise Miller-Hooks Receives Funding from U Maryland and U.S. Dept. of 
Transportation*

Elise Miller-Hooks of the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, 
Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering received $148K from the 
University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Transportation for her 
project, “University Transportation Centers Program - National.”

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*David Lattanzi Receives Funding from NSF*

David Lattanzi of the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, 
Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering received $50K from the 
National Science Foundation for his project, “I-Corps: Bringing Digital 
Twin Technology to the Asset Management Community.”

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*Siddhartha Sikdar, Parag Chitnis, and Wil Joiner Receive Funding from NSF*

Siddhartha Sikdar, Parag Chitnis, and Wil Joiner of the Bioengineering 
Department received $400K from the National Science Foundation for their 
project, “CPS:Synergy:Collaborative Research: Closed-loop Hybrid 
Exoskeleton utilizing Wearable Ultrasound Imaging Sensors for Measuring 
Fatigue.”

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Stephen G. Nash
Senior Associate Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2500
Mailstop 5C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

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