Science News Roundup: September 2015

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason University and the College of Science for the month of September 2015: 

September 23
Provost’s Seed Grants help Grow Faculty Research Opportunities
The Office of the Provost is funding 14 interdisciplinary projects, which could lead to larger grants in the future.

September 17
‘For Mason. For Us.’ Introduces Faculty, Staff and Students to Campaign
The ‘For Mason. For Us.’ launch party event presents the campaign to the university. Chemistry professor John Schreifels shares the story behind his $40,000 student scholarship endowment.

September 1
Teaching Sustainability from Half a World Away – EVPP 201
The EVPP 201 environmental sustainability course is available online so students can learn how the salvage the planet, no matter where they are.

Mason Professor Appointed to India Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change
Professor Jagadish Shukla is appointed to the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change for India.

News we’ve missed from the last month or more

August 31
Summer in the Lab: No Lazy Days for These Students
High school and undergraduate students work side-by-side with top researchers on meaningful scientific research projects through the aspiring scientists summer internship program.

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