List of Announcements (details below):


VSE in the News

Photo of the Week

Upcoming Events

Research News



VSE in the News 

News stories about VSE that have been posted:


Beyond Mason



On the VSE News page






Photo of the Week

Setting the course: Volunteers place buoys that mark the course for the American Society of Civil Engineers concrete canoe race this week.



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




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 29 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.


March 28, 11 a.m., Learning Resource Center (INTO Mason Global Center, Rm. 1305). This session will cover requirements and eligibility for international graduate teaching assistants taking the Classroom English Language Teaching Demonstration, overall testing and scoring procedures, and topics related to the provision of tutoring for those students who need to improve their pronunciation, grammar, and fluency before assuming instructional responsibilities. If you would like to attend or have any questions, please contact the LRC Coordinator, Kathy Rossell ([log in to unmask]).


April 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open Call Photo Session. Johnson Center, Meeting Room E. Creative Services Photography will be holding a FREE OPEN CALL photo session for faculty, staff, and administrators who would like a head shot taken. The photo session is your opportunity to update your professional head shot for use on Mason-affiliated websites and publications. We encourage new hires, those who have not had an opportunity to get a photo taken, or those who would like a more current photo to attend the session. There is no need to RSVP for the session. Photographers work on a first come, first served basis.


April 16 – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sixth Annual Volgenau School of Engineering Undergraduate Research Celebration. Dewberry Hall. Volgenau School of Engineering students will showcase their research and scholarship for the school and university community.


April 29, begins at 9 a.m. Andy Sage Memorial Capstone Competition. Various locations. Mason Engineering’s Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research will host its second annual Andrew Sage Capstone Competition on April 29. The event will begin with a keynote at 9 a.m. and concludes with a banquet and shark tank competition where aspiring student entrepreneurs will make pitches to judges from 5 to 7 p.m. More information.


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Research News


Chaowei Yang, Matthew Rice, Donglian Sun, Liang Zhao, Manzhu Yu receive funding from the National Science Foundation


Chaowei Yang, Matthew Rice, Donglian Sun, Liang Zhao, Manzhu Yu received funding from the NSF for Phase II I/UCRC [George Mason University]: Center for Spatiotemporal Thinking, Computing and Applications. Anticipated funding: $750,000.


Elise Miller-Hooks receives funding from the Virginia Transportation Research Council


Elise Miller-Hooks received funding from the VTRC for “Accounting for Downtime Effects in Maintenance & Restoration Scheduling for Routing, Periodic & Post Disaster Events.” Anticipated funding: $300,000.



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 March newsletter is at  This month’s newsletter discusses proper disposal of mobile devices.

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




Martha Bushong

Director of Communication & External Affairs Volgenau School of Engineering

4400 University Drive, MS 5C8

Fairfax, Virginia  22030



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