February 2019


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List of Announcements (details below):

VSE in the News
Upcoming Events
Research News

VSE in the News
News stories about VSE that have been posted:

On the Mason Home Page (https://www2.gmu.edu)

  *   Pursuing goals on and off the ice<https://www2.gmu.edu/news/574626>. Injuries helped derail Cameron Smith's dream of playing professional hockey. Now he studies computer science and stars for Mason's powerful club team.

On the VSE News page https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/572501

  *   Community youth explore exciting engineering fields at free Mason conference<https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/574671>. Middle school and high school students can watch a drone demonstration, make water jump, test biomedical devices, and learn about the technology behind virtual reality at the free Engineering Youth Conference<https://ist.gmu.edu/EngineeringConference/> Sunday, February 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  *   Computer science professor’s research builds a secure Internet.<https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/574621> Eric Osterweil, an assistant professor in Mason Engineering's department of computer science, is building a team of researchers to create a more secure, stable infrastructure for the Internet.
  *   Engineers Week<https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/574566> kicks off on Monday, February 18 at noon with a welcome from the dean and pizza for all.

Photo of the Week
Injuries helped derail Cameron Smith's dream of playing professional hockey. Now he studies computer science and stars for Mason’s powerful club team. Photo by Lathan Goumas

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

Research News

Martin Slawski, assistant professor in the Department of Statistics, received $174,942 from the National Science Foundation for “New Directions in Learning from Data with Faulty Correspondence.”

Thomas LaToza, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for “Debugging Mental Models.” Anticipated funding is $514,962.

Up-coming Events

Whether you're looking for a specific event or browsing, our calendar lets you know what’s happening at the school. Here is a sample of what’s coming in the next several weeks. For more information visit our calendar<https://volgenau.gmu.edu/events#/?i=1> on the web. From this page, you can share the event on social media, get updates, forward to friends, or save it to your own calendar.

February 15 – CASBBI, 1:00 pm, Krasnow Institute Room 229. The Center for Adaptive Systems for Brain-Body Interactions (CASBBI), led by Siddhartha Sikdar (bioengineering), Jim Thompson (psychology), and Lynn Gerber (health administration and policy), has been selected for base funding by a team led by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President S. David Wu. This group meets weekly. Pizza and coffee are provided.

February 17 – Engineers Youth Conference 2019, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, various locations. More information.<https://ist.gmu.edu/EngineeringConference/>

February 18-22 – Engineers Week. Highlights include:

  *   Monday noon - 1:00 pm, Atrium – Join Dean Ball for the Kickoff. Enjoy pizza afterward.
  *   Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Research Hall 163 – Listen to guest speaker Thomas Gardner, digital enabler.
  *   Friday 1:30 pm, Jajodia Auditorium – Attend the Awards Ceremony and see who wins the Cup and the 60-Second Video Contest.

For information about getting your event posted visit: https://volgenau.gmu.edu/events

Martha Bushong
Director of Communication & External Affairs Volgenau School of Engineering
4400 University Drive, MS 5C8
Fairfax, Virginia  22030
website: engineering.gmu.edu
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