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High-Tech Location and Spaces

The D.C. area is rich in engineering and technology giants. Depending on how you get to Mason, you could roll past such companies as Northrop Grumman, Hewlett-Packard, General Dynamics, MicroStrategy, XO Communications, and VeriSign. And where the companies are, the internships, connections, and ultimately, jobs are.

Exterior of Nguyen building

In addition to classrooms and offices, the Nguyen building houses the Autonomous Robotics Laboratory​ and the Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence ​(C4I).

Volgenau's Fairfax Campus is less than 10 miles from the Dulles Technology Corridor and Loudoun County’s data centers. Our close proximity to the robust technology industry also gives our graduates access to positions supporting the government's technology infrastructure, because many area engineering, information security and tech giants have federal contracts requiring a highly skilled labor force.

Directions and Parking

Getting Here:  When you get to Mason, get on University Drive, which will turn into Patriot Circle. Go through two stop signs; at the second stop sign, turn right on Sandy Creek Way. Make an immediate left into the visitor parking level of the Shenandoah Parking Deck. If you are using GPS, we're at 4511 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, Viriginia, 22030.

Parking: From the Shenandoah Parking Deck, proceed towards the back exit; (parking closest to the exit will be closest to the Engineering Building). Walk out of the garage exit and downhill on York River Road. The Engineering building is on the right next to Research Hall.

Build Your Skills With Exemplary Labs, Tools

Up-to-date spaces and top-of-the-line equipment give Volgenau students access to all they need to build a successful career in the engineering and technology fields.

The Long and Kimmy Nguyen Engineering Building on the Fairfax Campus is a world-class facility for instruction and research, helping establish Mason's position as a nationally recognized research university. The building, which opened October 2, 2009, contains 180,000 square feet of classroom, lab, and office space.

Volgenau also offers instruction and research at Mason's Science and Technology campus in Manassas. The 134-acre campus serves more than 4,000 students in five innovative facilities designed for classrooms, laboratories, libraries, recreation and the arts. There is a Biomedical Research Lab, and students have access to a drop-in computer lab.

Designed for Innovation

Autonomous Robotics Laboratory

This lab supports the collective efforts of seven faculty members in the Department of Computer Science, and does collaborative research in a variety of topics involving robotics, computer vision, and networks. Topics include multi-robotics and swarm robotics, multi-agent learning and stochastic optimization, swarm simulation, distributed-sensor and mobile-sensor networks, computer vision, tracking, situated vision, and multi-robot vision.

Jajodia Auditorium

This state-of-the-art 250-seat auditorium is named for Sushil and Kamal Jajodia. Dr. Sushil Jajodia is a University Professor, BDM International Professor of Information Technology, and director of the Center for Secure Information Systems at Volgenau. Mrs. Kamal Jajodia, M.D. is a practicing psychiatrist. The Jajodia family generously contributed to the school’s 2010 Campaign.

Nguyen Atrium

The dramatic four-story atrium is the visual centerpiece of the building. This sunlit room is designed to share nature's bounty with the open spaces inside.

Vangent Executive Conference Room

The Vangent, the first of four executive conference rooms constructed as part of Volgenau’s Building Campaign, was made possible by a generous gift from Vangent, Inc., and its President and CEO, Mac Curtis.

Commercial Lease Space

The Nguyen Building includes more than 12,000 square feet of commercial lease space. The space, available is in close proximity to our research centers and allows easy access to our faculty and students. This is a first for any university in Virginia.

Coming Soon: Bull Run Hall Rennovations

Located on George Mason University's Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County, Bull Run Hall will be an expansive 100,000-square-foot centerpiece of the university's innovation engine. Volgenau is expanding our mechanical engineering program facilities to the site with an estimated completion date of Spring 2017. The project, budgeted at greater than $1.2 million, will convert existing spaces into: a lab dedicated to study thermal sciences, fluid dynamics and heat transfers; a lab to study materials behavior and materials science and engineering; and a state-of-the art collaborative classroom. The spaces' footprint will cover the southeast portion of the third floor of the building.

Laboratories on the Fairfax Campus

NGUYEN ENGINEERING BUILDING

 
First Floor  
Einsteins Bagels 1801
Jajodia Auditorium 1101
Mechanical Engineering Department (ME) 1851
Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE) 1300
Statistics Department (STATS) 1705
Videoconferencing Room 1605
Second Floor  
College of Health and Human Services Rehabilitation Science Functional Performance Lab 2701
Graduate Recruitment and Enrollment Services 2400
Graduate Student Services 2400
Infamous Robotics 2620
IRIS Unmanned 2619
LSAMP 2609
Peer Mentor Center 2614
Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department (SEOR) 2100
Student Organizations 2612
Telepresence Room 2903
Undergraduate Student Services 2500
Vangent Executive Conference Room 2901
Third Floor  
Bioengineering Department (BIOE) 3300
Computer Forensics (CFRS) 3800
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) 3100
Millennium Enterprise Corporation 3620
President Emeritus - Dr. Alan Merten 3601
Telecommunications Program (TCOM) 3800
Fourth Floor  
Center for Air Transportation Systems Research (CATSR) 4500
Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I) 4700
Computer Science Department (CS) 4300
HealthRx 4902
Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship (MCSE) 4104
Learning Agents Center (LAC) 4600
Fifth Floor  
Information Sciences and Technology 5400
Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations 5100
Office of the Dean 5100

 

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