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List of Announcements (details below):

  * Kathleen Wage Receives 2016 Harriett B. Rigas Award
  * Mason’s Undergraduate Research Scholar Presentations (Aug 5, 2pm)
  * Mason’s Honor Committee Seeking Additional Members
  * Funding Opportunity:Focused Research Groups in Math. Sciences (NSF)
  * Siddhartha Sikdar Receives Funding from Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  * John Shortle Receives Funding from Logistics Mgmt. Inst. & NASA
  * Vasiliki Ikonomidou, Andre Manitius, Monty Hayes, & Jill Nelson
    Receive Funding from Micron Technology
  * John Shortle Receives Funding from U. Maryland & FAA


My regular announcements will appear less frequently over the summer, 
and two of the features (VSE in the News, Photo of the Week) will come 
and go.But there are other ways to keep information about the Volgenau 
School.

Attending a conference? Doing fieldwork somewhere far away? Social media 
is the quick, easy, and portable way to keep in touch with what’s 
happening here at the school.Wherever you go, whatever you do this 
summer, use your smartphone or tablet share your stories and pictures on 
our social media platforms Facebook 
<https://www.facebook.com/The-Volgenau-School-of-Engineering-at-George-Mason-University-27375939949/>, 
Twitter <https://twitter.com/VolgenauSchool>, and Instagram 
<https://www.instagram.com/volgenauschool/>.

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*Kathleen Wage Receives 2016 Harriett B. Rigas Award*

Kathleen Wage has been selected to receive the 2016 Harriett B. Rigas 
Award from the IEEE Education Society. This award was developed by the 
Education Society in cooperation with the Hewlett-Packard Company, and 
it recognizes outstanding faculty women who have made significant 
contributions to electrical/computer engineering education through 
excellence in teaching, encouraging and supporting increased 
participation of women in electrical/computer engineering, demonstrated 
scholarship/research, development of educational technology which 
enhances student learning, and/or service to the engineering profession.

The proposed citation for her award is: “For championing active 
learning, developing an internationally recognized assessment 
instrument, and cultivating a sustainable and supportive environment for 
female engineering faculty.”

The presentation of this award is scheduled for the Frontiers in 
Education annual conference that will be held in Erie, Pennsylvania, 
October 12-15, 2016. A list of previous recipients may be found at 
http://ieee-edusociety.org/awards/all.

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*Mason’s Undergraduate Research Scholar Presentations (Aug 5, 2pm)*

OSCAR is pleased to invite all students, staff, and faculty to attend 
the poster presentations of the summer cohort of the Undergraduate 
Research Scholars Program. The event will start at 2 p.m. in the Johnson 
Center, Second Floor, West Lounge area on August 5, 2016. Food and 
refreshments will be served. For more information, visit 
oscar.gmu.edu/students/ursp.cfm or email [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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*Mason’s Honor Committee Seeking Additional Members*

[I received this message from the Office of Academic Integrity.]

The Office of Academic Integrity is seeking to recruit members for the 
Mason Honor Committee.Students both graduate and undergraduate are 
invited to join the Honor committee.Additionally, Faculty members are 
also invited to serve as Faculty Representative members.Faculty 
Representatives have full voting rights in cases, and would be ask to 
volunteer 2 hours a month to the committee (depending on the number of 
representatives we receive, it may be less than that).They are seeking 
Faculty Representatives from all colleges so that they have a pool of 
content experts to review the various cases they see in their office, 
some of which require technical expertise in order to determine if a 
violation of the Honor Code took place.

The link for the application is below, but the details regarding 
required time for participation have changed.The website is in the 
process of being updated, but the application will remain the same.
http://oai.gmu.edu/support-the-patriot-team-join-the-honor-committee/hc-application/

For further information, contact:
LaShonda Anthony, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Integrity
George Mason University
703-993-6209
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*Funding Opportunity:Focused Research Groups in Math. Sciences (NSF)*

A new NSF program solicitation is now available:
Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRGMS)
Please see
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5671
for details.

Proposal Deadline Date:September 27, 2016

Program synopsis:The purpose of the Focused Research Group activity is 
to support collaborative groups employing innovative methods to solve 
specific, major research challenges in the mathematical sciences. A 
major challenge is an outstanding problem of significant importance that 
requires the focused and synergistic efforts of a collaborative group to 
solve, and whose solution will have wide impacts in the mathematical 
sciences and potentially in other areas. Groups may include, in addition 
to statisticians and mathematicians, researchers from other science and 
engineering disciplines appropriate for the proposed research. Risky 
projects are welcome. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome. Projects 
should be timely, limited in duration to up to three years, and 
substantial in their scope and impact for the mathematical sciences. 
Funded projects that show substantial progress in their first two years 
may be recommended for a creativity extension for up to an additional 
two years.

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*Siddhartha Sikdar Receives Funding from Dept. of Veterans Affairs*

Siddhartha Sikdar of the Bioengineering Department received $80K from 
the Department of Veterans Affairs for his project, “ACCOF(Asymptomatic 
Cartoid Stenosis: Cognitive Function and Plaque Correlates).”

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*John Shortle Receives Funding from Logistics Mgmt. Inst. & NASA*

John Shortle of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research and 
Systems Engineering & Operations Research Department received $49K from 
the Logistics Management Institute and NASA for his project, “Systems 
Analysis Benefits Metrics.”

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*Vasiliki Ikonomidou, Andre Manitius, Monty Hayes, & Jill Nelson Receive 
Funding from Micron Technology*

Vasiliki Ikonomidou of the Bioengineering Department, and Andre 
Manitius, Monty Hayes, & Jill Nelson of the Electrical & Computer 
Engineering Department received $140K from Micron Technology Inc. for 
their project, “MicronTechnology/AcousticDiagnostic.”

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*John Shortle Receives Funding from U. Maryland & FAA*

John Shortle of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research and 
Systems Engineering & Operations Research Department received $79K from 
the University of Maryland and the Federal Aviation Administration for 
his project, “NEXTOR II: DO33: Wake Turbulence Research: Phase 4 - 2nd 
Year.”

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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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