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VSE in the News
Upcoming Events
Research News
Odds and Ends

VSE in the News
News stories about VSE that have been posted

On the Mason News page

  *   A conversation with Amazon at Mason.<> George Mason University hosted a community dialogue with Amazon on its Arlington Campus on Thursday, providing a window into the tech giant’s plans for its new headquarters in Northern Virginia.

On the VSE News page

·         Engineering researcher’s app makes commercial fishing safer.<> Mechanical Engineering researcher Leigh McCue created an app that could be a lifesaver for commercial fishermen.

·         Mason Engineering groups win 60-Second Video Contest awards<>. Two student engineering organizations won cash awards in Mason Engineering’s second annual 60-Second Video Contest.

·         Mason Competitive Cyber club places second in state competition.<>

The Mason Competitive Cyber club captured second place in the Commonwealth Cyber Fusion Competition 2019 over the weekend.

[Leigh McCue designed a safety app for commercial fishermen]Photo of the Week
Leigh McCue, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, is building a team of researchers who will work on a safety app for commercial fishermen. (Courtesy Photo)

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Up-coming Events

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<> 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.

March 1 – CASBBI, 1 p.m., Krasnow Institute Room 229. The Center for Adaptive Systems for Brain-Body Interactions (CASBBI), led by Siddhartha Sikdar (bioengineering), Jim Thompson (psychology), and Lynn Gerber (health administration and policy), has been selected for base funding by a team led by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President S. David Wu. This group meets weekly. Pizza and coffee are provided.
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Research News

George Hazelrigg receives funding from NSF for Proposal Writing Workshop
George Hazelrigg from the Department of Mechanical Engineering received $6,595 from the NSF.

Odds and Ends

To foster awareness of current IT security issues, ITS publishes a monthly newsletter on topics of interest to a general audience. The February newsletter is at This month’s newsletter discusses targeted phishing attacks.

Please contact Jonathan Goldman, the VSE Security Liaison, if you have any questions.

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