List of Announcements (details below):

  * VSE in the News
  * Photo of the Week
  * LITE Seminar - From Ideas to Ventures [Tue Dec 2, 1pm]
  * Bioengineering Seminar - Discrete Droplets for Chemical Analyses
    [Thu Dec 4, 12pm]
  * INTO Mason Multidisciplinary Colloquium [Dec 1-4]
  * 2^nd Annual Undergraduate Research Celebration [Mon Apr 20, 5pm]
  * John Miller Receives Funding from South Dakota State Univ. & Dept.
    of Justice


*VSE in the News***

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

At the Mason News Desk (

  * An "Eggstra" Special Assignment of Intro to Engineering Students
    story also appeared
    at the Volgenau School web site]

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


*Photo of the Week***

Mason engineering student, Jeff Bynum, works in Professor David 
Latanzi's 3-D printer lab, in the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of 
Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering.


***LITE Seminar - From Ideas to Ventures [Tue Dec 2, 1pm]*

**/Title:/From Ideas to Ventures
/Speaker:/Suresh Shenoy, IMC, Inc.

/Date:/Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from
/Time: /1pm to 2pm
/Location:/Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 4801, Fairfax Campus

///Biography: /Mr. Shenoy served as Chairman of the National Capital 
Region chapter of the //American Red Cross and on the boards of Kevric 
Company, IMC Global Services, Fairfax County Information Technology 
Advisory Committee, Capital IIT Alumni Association and Fairfax County 
Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining IMC, Mr. Shenoy was a partner at 
Maridyne International, an international marketing company and joint 
venture with Marubeni Corporation of Japan. After selling Maridyne, Mr. 
Shenoy owned and operated Northeast Investment Castings. Currently, he 
is an adjunct faculty in the School of Engineering at George Mason 
University. Mr. Shenoy holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the 
Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of 

///Abstract: /Starting a new venture is an exciting and challenging 
experience at the same //time. Aspiring entrepreneurs will need thorough 
planning, discipline, and a keen ability to adapt to a constantly 
changing environment. Mr. Shenoy will provide an overview of the key 
steps needed to successfully plan, launch, and run a new venture. Some 
of these key elements include developing an understanding of the 
industry and the competitive environment, evaluating the feasibility of 
your idea, assessing market forces, and the importance of developing an 
effective business plan.


*Bioengineering Seminar - Discrete Droplets for Chemical Analyses [Thu 
Dec 4, 12pm]*

**/Title:/Discrete Droplets for Chemical Analyses: Reagent Delivery and 
Mass Spectrometry
/Speaker:/Kaveh Jorabchi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of 
Chemistry, Georgetown University

///Date:/Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
/Time:/12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
/Location:/Krasnow Institute, Room 3507

///Biography:/Professor Jorabchi received his BS in chemistry from 
Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran and his PhD in chemistry 
from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a 
post-doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison prior to 
working as an industrial R&D scientist at Syagen Technology Inc. He has 
been an assistant professor of chemistry at Georgetown University since 
2011. Prof. Jorabchi's work has focused on molecular mass spectrometry 
for trace analysis in a variety of applications from explosive detection 
and security analysis to bio-analytical measurements.

///Abstract:/ Discrete droplets (e.g. water droplets in oil) provide an 
isolated environment for chemical, biochemical, and biological 
investigations. Small volumes of micro-droplets dramatically reduce the 
use of solvents, reagents, and precious materials, such as enzymes. 
Moreover, discrete droplets can be used to encapsulate single cells, 
providing a new experimental window to cellular processes at a 
single-cell level. To enable these studies, our work is focused on 
analytical methods for controlling the chemical composition of the 
droplets, and mass spectrometric methods for analysis of discrete 
droplet contents. In this presentation, we will discuss our new reagent 
delivery method based on partial injection of reagent droplets into a 
reactant droplet, providing a means for small volume injection using 
large droplets. Partial injections as low as 0.003% of the reagent 
droplet are achieved with this method, enabling pL volume injections 
using nL droplets. We will also discuss a pneumatically assisted 
single-droplet electrospray developed for the mass spectrometric 
analysis of droplets as small as 50um in diameter.


*INTO Mason Multidisciplinary Colloquium [Dec 1-4]*

You are invited to attend the INTO Mason Multidisciplinary Colloquium 
for the Graduate International Pathway.Students will make presentations.

Monday, December 1: JC Gold Room, 10:30-1pm
Topics:Business, Nutrition, Public Policy, Education, Sports

Tuesday, December 2: Merten Hall, Room 1202, 12:30-2:30pm
Topics:Science, Technology, Engineering

Wednesday, December 3: JC Gold Room, 10:30-1pm
Topics:Arts Management, Education

Thursday, December 4: JC Gold Room, 12:30-2:30pm
Topics:Science, Technology, Engineering, Public Policy, Education


*2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Celebration [Mon Apr 20, 5pm]*

The 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Celebration will be held on 
Monday, April 20, 2015, from 5-8 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Global 
Center.Hosted jointly by VSE Undergraduate Student Services and the 
office of Corporate Development, the evening features poster 
presentations of Design, Research and Scholarly Work by undergraduate 

More information on this event will be distributed in early 2015.


*John Miller Receives Funding from South Dakota State Univ. & Dept. of 

John Miller of the Statistics Department received $96K from South Dakota 
State University and the U.S. Department of Justice for his project, 
"The Value of Evidence."


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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Phone: (703) 993-1505
Fax: (703) 993-1633