Making Discoveries that Make a Difference

How Can Alumni Help Catalyze #MasonScience?

Explore

Learn more about how your college is making a positive impact, on our community and the world, through research. Discover how Mason Science is helping students to question the questions and create solutions to today’s scientific mysteries.

Volunteer

  • Get involved with the College of Science Alumni Chapter! See our events calendar below for more information.
  • Mentor a student by registering for Mason Career Link, our alumni-student connection tool! Once in the database, students will be able to search for you by their professional interests and reach out to you with career questions and requests. Pay it forward — share your industry experience, career path advice, and job search expertise.
  • Leverage your experience in a variety of ways. Participate in a lecture series, or visit a class, related to your career field. Help current Patriots to explore different industries and career paths. Connect your employer to Mason to recruit students and establish internships.

Contact Evan Del Duke (edelduke@gmu.edu) for more information or to arrange details.

Support

Check out our giving page for ways that you can make an impact at Mason through philanthropic support.

 

College of Science Alumni Chapter

The College of Science Alumni Chapter was launched in January of 2014 with 20 founding members. The chapter currently is seeking board members and officers.

For more information, email the chapter president Tiffany Ha at cosalum@gmu.edu, or COS assistant director for development Evan DelDuke, at edelduke@gmu.edu.

Join a Chapter Committee

Events

You’re always welcome at Mason. Come back to see us and network with current students and your fellow alumni.

View all upcoming alumni events →

Get Social

We want to hear your storiesshare your accomplishments, partner with you to keep your university’s science programs at the forefront of exploration, and just stay in touch.

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Upcoming Alumni Events

Mar
4
Sat
2017
Alumni Chapter Board Meeting – March 2017 @ Exploratory Hall, Dean's Suite, Rm 3202
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Alumni Chapter Board Meeting - March 2017 @ Exploratory Hall, Dean's Suite, Rm 3202

Open to Mason students, alumni, faculty and staff members who wish to attend.


Check back in February for the Alumni Events RSVP Button.

Meeting may be moved to EXPL 3301 if sufficient interest is expressed.

Can’t travel to Fairfax? Let us know in the comments when you register and we’ll send you a conference line number!

Tentative agenda includes:

  • Signature Events
    • “Science of” Alumni Weekend 2017
    • 2017 Spring Convocation/Reception
  • Chapter Engagement
    • COS Alumni Strategic Retreat 2017
    • Happy Hours
    • Committees
  • Student Meet and Greet Events
    • 2017 Health & Science Career Fair Participation
    • Science Slam Competition

 

Mar
24
Fri
2017
Science Slam Prelim #3
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Science Slam Prelim #3

Join College of Science (COS) students, alumni, faculty and friends to hear from talented student researchers as they battle for a cash prize!

Prelim slammers also compete for $250 first place and $100 second place awards. The stakes are high as the top slammer in each prelim will move on to compete in the Grand Slam for a $1000 prize. Learn about the research students are engaged in and kick off your weekend with a great night of science entertainment. Heavy appetizers and a few laughs are guaranteed.

As a special feature, the COS Alumni Chapter hosts a meet and greet before the main event from 6:30-7pm, where Mason alumni and students can interact and chow down before main the event gets started.

Tickets for the 3rd Prelim of the 2016-17 competition will be available following the previous event.


At Mason, a science slam challenges young scientists to prepare a presentation of fewer than 10 minutes, about their scientific research, for a non-expert audience using any entertaining format they wish. The goal is to solicit the most laughter and applause from the audience though scientific integrity and accuracy are expected and appreciated.

About the Chapter

COS Alumni Chapter is a conduit for graduates, families, and supporters to network and discover new professional and business relationships and opportunities.

The College of Science (COS) was created in 2006 by melding the former School of Computational Sciences with the physical, mathematical, and life sciences from the former College of Arts and Sciences.

Frequently Asked Questions

I graduated with a Mason Science degree before 2006 – can I still join?

Yes! You are automatically part of our alumni community and we’re counting on your support! We’d love to hear from you.

Submit Your Class Note

How can I stay in touch with my classmates and with the College of Science community?

The College of Science has several ways for alumni to stay connected:

The College of Science LinkedIn group – Stay connected with classmates via the COS Alumni and Friends Network. Share articles, and discuss new research and developments in health, physical, and computational sciences.
Alumni Online Community – The University’s Alumni Online Community includes an alumni directory to help you search for classmates, and view class notes. Stay informed of your classmates’ accomplishments, and submit news of your own.

What College of Science publications will I have access to?

The Scroll – The University Alumni Newsletter monthly email
The Catalyst – The College of Science Alumni Newsletter  email
Periodic Elements – The College of Science yearly magazine (spring)
COS Annual Report – The annual report for the College of Science (fall)

How can I submit a class note for the website and Alumni Newsletter?

We are happy to publish news and announcements of both a professional and personal nature. Please use the Alumni Class Notes form to submit your updates. Your note may be edited before publication.

Submit Your Class Note

Where can I update my contact information?

You can update your contact information in the University alumni directory, by submitting a class note, or filling out an alumni information update form at any COS alumni event.

 

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