List of Announcements (details below):

 

         This Week at the Volgenau School

         VSE in the News

         Photo of the Week

         Upcoming Events at the Volgenau School

         George Tecuci, Mihai Boicu, and Dorin Marcu Receive Funding from Air Force

         Kathy Laskey Receives Funding from SETechnology, Ltd.

         Mohan Venigalla, Mark White, & Terry Clower Receive Funding from Howard University & DDOT

 

--------------------------------------------------------------

 

This Week at the Volgenau School

 

Today is the first day of classes.

 

It’s like walking out of an air-conditioned building in 100 weather, shocked by a blast of heat and humidity.  (I admit that this may not be the best analogy on a windy, rainy day like today.)

 

On Friday the campus was deserted and today it is teeming.  There are confused drivers on Patriot Circle, full parking lots, packed sidewalks, and long lines at Starbucks.  As I walk around the building, there are lost students struggling to find the right classroom.  Some are trying to find the right building, which might be on the other side of campus.

 

I also see people that I haven’t seen in weeks.  Some I know, others are just familiar faces from prior semesters, whose names and programs I may never learn.

 

In a week or two it will all seem normal again.  Just like getting used to summer weather.

 

--------------------------------------------------------------


VSE in the News


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

 

Beyond Mason

         Playboy: Article on fire extinguisher that uses sound to fight flames that was created by two Mason students (now alumni)

 

On the News at Mason page (https://www2.gmu.edu/news)

         Yali Guo is Mason’s January 2017 Employee of the Month. Employee of the Month, Yali Guo, is an accountant for Accounts Payable in Fiscal Services. Guo started working at Mason a few years after her husband, who is currently an associate professor of statistics at the Volgenau School of Engineering.

 

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


--------------------------------------------------------------

Photo of the Week


 

Yali Guo, AP Accountant, Purchasing and Accounts Payable, is the Employee of the Month for January 2017. (Photo by Ron Aira.).

 

--------------------------------------------------------------

 

Upcoming Events at the Volgenau School

 

Whether you're looking for a specific event or browsing, our calendar lets you know what’s happening at Volgenau. Here is a sample of what’s coming in the next several weeks. For more information visit our calendar 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.

 

Jan. 24 – 8:00 a.m. Mason NVTC Social Media Conference

Feb. 10 – 2:00 p.m. ECE Distinguished Speaker

Feb. 19 – 8:00 a.m. Engineering Youth Conference

Feb. 23 – 1:00 p.m. Digital Forensics Symposium

 

For information on getting your event posted via 25Live, please visit scheduling.gmu.edu.

 

--------------------------------------------------------------

 

George Tecuci, Mihai Boicu, and Dorin Marcu Receive Funding from Air Force

 

George Tecuci of the Learning Agents Center (LAC) and the Computer Science Department, Mihai Boicu of LAC and the Information Sciences and Technology Department, and Dorin Marcu of LAC received $650K from the U.S. Air Force (AFRL) for their project, “Agile Cognitive Assistants for Advanced Persistent Threat Detection.”

 

--------------------------------------------------------------

 

Kathy Laskey Receives Funding from SETechnology, Ltd.

 

Kathy Laskey of the C4I & Cyber Center and the Systems Engineering & Operations Research Department received $68K from SETechnology, Ltd. for her project, “Post-doctoral research in smart manufacturing.”

 

--------------------------------------------------------------

 

Mohan Venigalla, Mark White, & Terry Clower Receive Funding from Howard University & DDOT

 

Mohan Venigalla of the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering and Mark White & Terry Clower of the Schar School of Policy and Government received $193K from Howard University and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation for their project, “DDOT Freight Trip Generation ON-SITE BERTHS AND CURBSIDE IMPLICATIONS.”

 

 

===============================================================

 

Stephen G. Nash

Senior Associate Dean

Volgenau School of Engineering

George Mason University

Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2500

Mailstop 5C8

Fairfax, VA 22030

 

[log in to unmask]

Phone: (703) 993-1505

Fax: (703) 993-1633

https://volgenau.gmu.edu/profile/view/10248