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VSE in the News

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

Beyond Mason:

At the Mason Newsdesk (

At the Volgenau website (

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


Photo of the Week

Members of the ASCE student chapter pose with their award at the National Steel Bridge Competition.

 The steel bridge team members are: Ben Quann (Team Captain), Lisa Grube, Clint Ledford, Mark Fiorina, Yahya Ahmed, Brandon Limberis, and Farhan Choudhry.


Funding Opportunity:  Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (NSF)

Sponsor:          Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering/NSF

With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one's first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one's independent research. Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one's career, it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first two years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD. One may not yet have received any other grants or contracts in the Principal Investigator (PI) role from any department, agency, or institution of the federal government, including from the CAREER program or any other program, post-PhD, regardless of the size of the grant or contract, with certain exceptions noted below. Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Postdoctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule. Grants, contracts, or gifts from private companies or foundations; state, local, or tribal governments; or universities do not count against this eligibility rule.

Deadline(s):      09/30/2015
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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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Phone: (703) 993-1505
Fax: (703) 993-1633