Mason Engineering and COVID-19

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Researchers are exploring new research areas to fight COVID-19.
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Alumni are finding ways to join the effort to combat COVID-19.
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Faculty are striking new partnerships to find big solutions.
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Students are discovering creative ways to help health professionals.

Staying strong and resilient together

Exceptional times often bring out the best in exceptional people. Mason Engineering faculty, staff, students, and alumni have kept moving forward and are taking on the challenges that COVID-19 presents to the world. 

Our faculty have conquered new research areas and adapted their long-term projects to help communities, from farmworkers to hospital personnel, fight the spread of COVID-19. They have rapidly formed collaborations with institutions like the World Bank, local Community Emergency Response Teams, and Johns Hopkins University so that they can quickly deploy real-time solutions. 

Mason Engineering students are taking the change to virtual learning in stride. Senior design teams have used it as a learning opportunity, peer mentors have stepped up to fill in gaps, and student organizations are staying connected with their members. Students are also finding creative ways to volunteer their time to help health professionals and food banks. 

The Mason Engineering community will continue to move forward and seek out new research areas and ways we can help in this pandemic. 

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Adapting Projects

One senior design team's plan to build a hull and electric propulsion system took a dive when classes went virtual, but they didn't let the change keep them down.