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List of Announcements (details below):


*         Photo of the Week

*         Upcoming Events at the Volgenau School

*         Funding Opportunity: STEM Education & Workforce (ONR)

This is an abbreviated version of the weekly announcements.  The Thanksgiving break resulted in an absence of news. The regular edition will return next week.

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Photo of the Week

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Graduate students, faculty, and staff share what they are thankful for on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

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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 the school. Here is a sample of what's coming in the next several weeks. For more information visit our calendar<https://volgenau.gmu.edu/events#/?i=1> 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.

Nov. 30, 8:00 a.m. - Mason HTCIA, Founder's Hall, 120 Classroom (TDC)
Nov. 30, & Dec. 1, 9:00 a.m. - Bioengineering Senior Design Presentation Practice (BENG 492 and BENG 493)
Dec. 4, 8:00 a.m. - Cyber Intelligence, Johnson Center Meeting Rooms C and F
Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m.  - Mason Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, Research Hall Lobby & Room163, Fairfax Campus (Cybersecurity Innovation Forum discussion and presentations for professionals looking to discover the newest innovations in cybersecurity. Hosted by George Mason University's School of Business and Volgenau School of Engineering's Center for Assurance Research and Engineering.)
Dec. 5, 8:00 a.m.- CEIE Senior Design Practice, Hub Meeting Room 1 & 2, Fairfax Campus
Dec. 7, 2:00 p.m. - Cyber Security Engineering Senior Design Presentations, Hub Meeting Room 3-4-5, Fairfax Campus
Dec. 8, 8:00 a.m. - CEIE Senior Design Presentations, Johnson Center 327, Meeting Room C, Fairfax Campus
Dec. 8, 5:00 p.m. - CEIE Senior Design Dinner, Johnson Center George's, Fairfax Campus

Whether you're looking for a specific event or browsing, our calendar lets you know what's happening at the school. Here is a sample of what's coming in the next several weeks. For more information visit our calendar<https://volgenau.gmu.edu/events#/?i=1> 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.

For information about getting your event posted visit this page.<http://scheduling.gmu.edu/>

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Funding Opportunity: STEM Education & Workforce (ONR)

Opportunity Title: Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research
Sponsor Number: N00014-18-S-F003
Deadline Dates: 31-Jul-2018 [LOI/Pre-App], 28-Sep-2018
Program URL : https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298739

Synopsis: The ONR seeks a broad range of applications for augmenting existing or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain, or cultivate a diverse, world-class STEM workforce in order to maintain the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps' technological superiority. The goal of any proposed effort must provide solutions that will establish and maintain pathways of diverse U.S. citizens who are interested in uniformed or civilian DoN (or Navy and Marine Corps) STEM workforce opportunities.

As the capacity of the DoN Science and Technology (S&T) workforce is  interconnected with the basic research enterprise and STEM education system, ONR recognizes the need to support efforts that can jointly improve STEM student outcomes and align educational efforts with Naval S&T current and future workforce needs. This announcement explicitly encourages projects that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences for students and workers.  Submissions are encouraged to consider including active learning approaches and incorporating 21st century skill development. Projects must aim to increase student and worker engagement  in STEM and enhance people with needed Naval STEM capabilities. ONR encourages applications to utilize current STEM educational research for  informing project design and advancing our understanding of how and why  people choose STEM careers and opportunities of naval relevance.


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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
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