Science News Round Up: June 2014

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason and the College of Science, that you may have missed in the month of June 2014: 

June 26
Mason Wins Nearly $8 Million Contract to Train Military to Become Doctors
The five-year contract allows active military men and women to complete Mason’s two-year pre-med boot camp on their way to medical school.

June 24
High School Students Work with Mason Grads in Summer Conservation Classes
Through the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation’s residential classes held this month in Front Royal, Va., high school juniors and seniors are learning some hands-on lessons from George Mason students and alumni who are passionate about environmental sciences.

June 11
Young Mom Finds Chemistry a Perfect Mix
When Angeline Palmer took her first college chemistry class, she was 19 years old and couldn’t handle chemicals in the lab because she was pregnant with her second child. Now she is well on her way to becoming a high school chemistry teacher, thanks to a number of Mason programs.

June 9
Today’s Space Weather Forecast: Solar Storm Yesterday, Northern Lights Tonight
This article featuring Mason physicist Bob Weigel, originally from the COS Periodic Elements magazine, appears in slight different form for the Mason Newsdesk.

June 4
Governor’s School @ Innovation Park Gets High Marks from State
The Governor’s School at Mason’s Prince William Campus had “very positive” findings in a recent Virginia Department of Education evaluation.

June 3
ESS student receives hometown recognition
Jade Pearce, an Environmental Science and Sustainability major and local Bahamian foundation scholar, was profiled because of her environmental work. ESS is a joint program between College of Science and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

June 1
Mason GEOINT to Launch Online
In the fall of 2014 GGS will launch its first fully online GEOINT graduate certificate program. Read more about it, and view the promotional video on the Mason Online Education website!


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