Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award (OURA)

This award recognizes undergraduate students for outstanding research contributions with research advisors at or outside Mason.

Students Recognized for Research

Congratulations to undergraduate students Iris Stone and Paul McNulty who presented posters of their research at the OSCAR Summer Celebration of Student Scholarship on August 7, 2015.

Iris Stone’s research project titled “Optoelectronic Properties of PTZ-TCNQ Charge Transfer Crystals” and advised by Dr. Patrick Vora.

Paul McNulty’s research project titled “Uncovering Binary Supermassive Black Holes in Merging Galaxies” …

2015 End of Year Student Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Student Awards.

Student Poster Presented at DC/VA/MD Astro Meeting

Paul McNulty with poster at Astro Meeting

Physics undergraduate and rising senior Paul McNulty, advised by Professor Shobita Satyapal, recently presented his poster “Uncovering Binary Supermassive Black Holes in Merging Galaxies” at the 3rd annual DC/VA/MD Astro Meeting held at the Catholic University of America on June 25-26, 2015. The DC/VA/MD Astro Meeting provides a …

SPACS students excel in research, garner awards

In recent days, several SPACS students have exhibited and gained plaudits for their research.

  • Marcus Daum gave an invited talk at the OSCAR celebration of scholarship on May 6th.
  • Paul McNulty won 3rd place at the College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium on May 1st.
  • Pragyansmita Nayak won first place among graduate student posters, and a $100 reward, at the May 2nd meeting of the Mid-Atlantic region of the Sigma Xi National Science Honor Society.
  • Ryan Pfeifle won second place and a $500 reward at the Mason Science Slam on May 1st.

Congratulations to these and all of our student researchers, who continue to stand out in their research endeavors.

Mason Team Takes Silver at University Physics Competition

Three SPACS physics students competed in an international physics competition in the fall semester of 2014 where they had just 48 hours to conduct research, complete mathematical calculations, design software, and do anything else they could to answer question.

Students at CERN with Professor Phil Rubin

Innovators: Traveling Beyond the Equations

A group of George Mason University, including physics major Kaitlin Howell, shared a once in a lifetime experience in the summer of 2010, tackling real world physics questions at one of the world’s most famous science facilities, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. In this episode of Innovators, the students and their …