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List of Announcements (details below):

  * VSE in the News
  * Study Leave Applications: Extension in Deadlines
  * Khondkar Islam Receives Funding from Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  * Max Albanese Receives Funding from Northrop Grumman
  * Kai Zeng Receives Funding from NSF


*VSE in the News*

Here is a list of news stories about VSE that have been posted at 
http://volgenau.gmu.edu/, or that have appeared in other venues in the 
last week.

Beyond Mason

  * The Future of Personal and Photo Drones
    [Chris Vo, a PhD student in our Computer Science program, was
    featured on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Tuesday, August 26]
  * Young Pilot Named Finalist in Entrepreneur Contest
    [this story in /General Aviation News/ reports on John Hill, a Mason
    undergraduate advised through Volgenau's Laboratory for IT
    Entrepreneurship (http://lite.gmu.edu/); this was one of my
    announcements for 08/11/14]

At the Volgenau website (http://volgenau.gmu.edu/):

  * CEIE Hosts Nine Foreign Students for Summer Research
  * Volgenau Students Shine at STARS Celebration
  * Town Hall with Provost David Wu

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


*Study Leave Applications: Extension in Deadlines*

Because of a security breach, the server that hosts the application used 
for study leaves is not available.As a result, the deadlines for 
applications will be extended.Because it is not known when the server 
will be available, the new deadlines have not yet been specified.

If you have questions about this, please contact Peter Barcher 
([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>).


*Khondkar Islam Receives Funding from Silicon Valley Community Foundation*

Khondkar Islam of the Applied Information Technology Department received 
$50K from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for his project, "A 
Framework to Expand Outreach via the Virtual Learning Model."


*Max Albanese Receives Funding from Northrop Grumman*

Max Albanese of the Applied Information Technology Department received 
$7K from Northrop Grumman Corporation for his project, "Cybersecurity 
Engineering of Transportation Systems."


*Kai Zeng Receives Funding from NSF*

Kai Zeng of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department received 
$225K from the National Science Foundation for his project, 
"Collaborative Research: Intelligence Measure of Cognitive Radio Networks."


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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