Convocation 2014 Student Highlight: Student Speaker Tyler Fabian

As course instruction comes to an end and convocation nears, we want to take this week to highlight students from the 2014 graduating class in the College of Science. Congratulations to the entire class of 2014! View full convocation details.

convocation-tyler-fabianTyler Fabian
Earth Science, BS

2014 Convocation Student Speaker

Tyler Fabian, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, will receive a bachelor of science degree in earth science, with a concentration in secondary education, at the College of Science 2014 Convocation.

Throughout his undergraduate career, Fabian worked with other students to help prepare them for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). He cofounded the STEM Education Club and worked as a geology learning assistant in the college’s STEM Accelerator. In his senior year, Fabian was named a Noyce Scholar through a National Science Foundation-funded program that prepares future secondary school teachers in STEM disciplines. In addition, he engaged in research to assess learning outcomes in Mason geology students and presented his findings at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Kentucky and at the College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium.

Fabian was actively involved with Catholic Campus Ministry as a participant in many events, both a leader and a participant in bible studies, and a student campus minister during his junior year. Also a sports enthusiast, Fabian was a participant, referee, supervisor, and clinician in the club soccer program and helped train officials in Mason Recreation.

A 2010 graduate of First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Fabian was inducted into the National Honor Society during his junior year and received the Virginia’s Future Teacher Award, which guaranteed him a position in the Virginia Beach Public School System if specific requirements were met during college. He participated in cross country, soccer, and winter track and was actively involved in the youth group at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

Fabian is currently student teaching at Chantilly High School and hopes to attend graduate school at either Mason or Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Tyler Fabian