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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).

Mason Engineering'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 to the Nguyen Engineering Building

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 Mason Engineering students access to all they need to build a successful career in the engineering and technology fields. The school occupies buildings in several buildings on Mason's Northern Virginia Campuses in Fairfax and Prince William Counties.

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.

Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall, became the new home for the Bioengineering Department in 2018. The 165,000-square-foot facility, olcated on the Fairfax Campus, includes classrooms, offices and wet labs. These new facilities will advance multidisciplinary programs to prepare students for research, development, and commercialization in the national biomedical sector. The facilities emphasize hands-on teaching activities, design project development, and cross-disciplinary initiatives. 

The school 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. As the school continues to grow, new labs and rennovated space will be developed.

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.

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.

John Toups Instructional Laboratory for Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

A generous gift from the late John Toups enhaced the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure's teaching laboratory. Located on the first floor of the Nguyen Engineering Building, this lab is where civil engineering students test, build, experiment, innovate, and work in teams. The aid for this lab will allow for ongoing maintenance and future improvements. In recognition of the gift, the teaching laboratory was named the John Toups Instructional Laboratory for Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering.

Vangent Executive Conference Room

The Vangent Confernece Room, 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.

Bull Run Hall

Located on George Mason University's Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County, about 3,600 square feet of existing space in the building was converted into a state-of-the-art collaborative classroom, a lab dedicated to studying fluid dynamics and heat transfer, and a lab for studying materials science and engineering. The latter is named the Micron Advanced Innovation Lab after its sponsor.

The renovated space, which has a project budget of $1.6 million, opened for classes in the fall 2017.  The completion of these labs and collaborative learning spaces is a vital part of Mason Engineering's strategic planning to build a presence for mechanical engineering at the SciTech Campus.

Micron Technology Innovation Lab

A gift from Micron Technology Foundation  provideed much-needed lab space for the school's mechanical engineering department. Micron’s donation was the latest chapter in the mutually beneficial partnership between Mason and the Boise, Idaho-based global leader in the semiconductor industry. The gift will underwrite the renovation of existing general purpose space into an 1,100 square foot characterization and fabrication lab in Bull Run Hall at Mason’s Science and Technology Campus. 

Laboratories on the Fairfax Campus

NGUYEN ENGINEERING BUILDING

 
First Floor  
Einsteins Bagels 1801
Jajodia Auditorium 1101
Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE) 1300
John Toups Instructional Laboratory for Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering  
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
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  
Computer Forensics (CFRS) 3800
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) 3100
Millennium Enterprise Corporation 3620
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 Department 5400
Office of the Dean 5100

 

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