Restoring National Infrastructure

Mason Engineering student Lindsey Davis turned an internship into a full-time job working to restore the historic Cannon House Office Building.

Shoring up Maryland's Coastline

Associate Professor Celso Ferreira has teamed up with Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources and the Nature Conservancy to predict the effects of sea-level rise and consider strategies to address the situation as part of a three-year $738,000 grant.

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.

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.


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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.