Science News Round Up: August 2014

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

August 27
Grant Assists in Capturing Data on the Next Generation of Mole Salamanders
Thanks to a second grant from George Mason University’s Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR), Integrative Studies major Melissa (Mimi) Fuerst has been able to continue her research on mole salamanders on the Piedmont.

August 18
Ensuring Results: Lab’s New Accreditation Brings Significant Advantages for Research
CAPMM, the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, recently secured its new accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

August 15
Mason Shines at National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Several College of Science undergraduate students had the opportunity to attend and be recognized at the national Conference on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Environmental Science and Policy faculty, Changwoo Ahn, also attended to give a presentation entitled Transforming A Research Project into a Resource in Undergraduate Science Teaching ― The Case of a Field-Based Learning in Ecological Sustainability.

August 12
Mason Researchers Looking for Fresh Answers in a Medieval Disease
Assistant Professor Ramin Hakami works with graduate and undergraduate students, including students from Mason’s Aspiring Scientists Program, to help them think like scientists.

August 8 
Fulbright Scholar to Study How Economic Incentives Could Result in Clean Water for Brazil
Environmental Science and Policy doctoral student, Ryan Richards will travel to Brazil this winter to study the Cantareira System, which is the reservoir system that holds São Paulo’s drinking water.

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