The study of science is a critical part of higher education. The College of Science was created in 2006 to spotlight and enhance George Mason University’s commitment to education and research in the sciences. By melding the former School of Computational Sciences with the physical, mathematical, and life sciences from the former College or Arts and Sciences, we are focused on enriching the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the university and are better able to respond to the needs of our students and the community.
To which programs can I donate?
Funding priorities for our new College of Science include:
Dean’s Visionary Fund:
Critical to the college is funding that gives the dean the freedom to respond quickly to opportunities that will position the college in the forefront of science education and research. Monies given to this fund open new doors to the college’s future, which will attract national and international attention to Mason’s sciences.
Your support of these funds provides our college with the resources to competitively attract the best and brightest students -- the future scientists who will make discoveries that will impact our lives.
Mason’s Annual Fund:
Gifts of all sizes may be designated to the College of Science through support of the Annual Fund. George Mason University’s Office of Annual Giving reaches out to alumni, parents, and faculty members each year through phone and mail campaigns, as well as e-communications. When you receive an appeal in your mailbox—or answer a phone call from a Mason student asking for a donation—keep in mind that even small gifts add up to make a big difference in the lives of students and the future of the college!
To Make a Gift Now, go to http://give.gmu.edu and designate the College of Science.
For questions and more information, contact:
Associate Director, Development, College of Science
Dee Dee Fusco
Assistant Dean, Development, College of Science
Why give to the College of Science?
The College of Science promotes a vibrant and dynamic environment of learning and inquiry, and offers unique opportunities for academic and research collaborations across the university, region, nation, and the world.
Our approach to science education is centered around the sharing and cultivation of critical thinking, curiosity, skills, and commitment to the advancement of knowledge. Our faculty members use novel pedagogical approaches to challenge and prepare students to become independent and creative members of the scientific community and society.
Through cutting edge research, our faculty members address the most challenging scientific questions. The body of knowledge generated through these discoveries results in the creation of new scientific foundations that may result in future inventions. By translating their results into technologies, our faculty members serve society and foster new industry. Being committed to maximizing student participation in all aspects of the scientific progress, the college creates dynamic opportunities with direct involvement in the research process for undergraduate and graduate students.
To assist in maintaining an innovative and forward thinking vision, the College of Science engages leaders from the scientific, corporate, and federal communities to provide insight, advice, and support.