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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Mechanical Engineering Department (ME)||1851|
|Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE)||1300|
|Statistics Department (STATS)||1705|
|College of Health and Human Services Rehabilitation Science Functional Performance Lab||2701|
|Graduate Recruitment and Enrollment Services||2400|
|Graduate Student Services||2400|
|Peer Mentor Center||2614|
|Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department (SEOR)||2100|
|Undergraduate Student Services||2500|
|Vangent Executive Conference Room||2901|
|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|
|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|
|Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship (MCSE)||4104|
|Learning Agents Center (LAC)||4600|
|Information Sciences and Technology||5400|
|Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations||5100|
|Office of the Dean||5100|