Securing Critical Infrastructure

A cybersecurity engineering senior design team is penetration testing a scaled-down industrial control system provided by industry partner Dragos, Inc.

Rising in the Rankings

The Volgenau School of Engineering achieved its highest ranking ever in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) HERD survey for 2019. Volgenau is also ranked in the top 100 for graduate programs in the new U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Championing Underrepresented Communities in Computing

Mason received a grant from Break Through Tech to lift more students who identify as women and non-binary into tech education

Hands-on learning at new heights

Students studying aeronautics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering got an up-close look at the mechanics of a helicopter when the Fairfax Police landed one on campus.

Access to Opportunities

Most of the Volgenau School's departments offer a year-long intensive senior design capstone class where students get the opportunity to work with researchers, industry partners, and non-profits to solve real-world engineering problems.

Engineering a New Way

The new College of Engineering and Computing will enrich all students's skills.


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Sai Dinnakaro in a hallway facing the camera in a blue shirt.
Researchers receive over $1.5 million from DARPA
Researchers receive over $1.5 million from DARPA

Four researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering received a $1.5 million grant from DARPA to look at how energy efficiency and innovative security measures can be combined to protect the growing 5G infrastructure. 

Sidney Boakye in the space museum in a NASA tshirt.
First Mason student wins prestigious fellowship
First Mason student wins prestigious fellowship

Senior mechanical engineering major Sidney Boakye was named a Matthew Isakowitz Fellow. The Isakowitz fellowship aims to immerse students in commercial spaceflight through mentorship, summer internships, and networking. 

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Lance Sherry standing outside with a bright blue sky and a plane flying through the air.
NASA award to prevent airline accidents
NASA award to prevent airline accidents

Lance Sherry in the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research and other researchers created a unique way to help prevent airline accidents.