When Nikki Gordon stepped on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, she knew there was plenty of opportunity for her. The senior, who is an applied mathematics major and systems engineering minor, says, “Not only were there many opportunities for my success and development, there were also many organizations and resources to support my journey through STEM.”
She knew the diversity at the university would allow her to connect with other minority students in STEM.
Gordon has taken advantage of what Mason has to offer both in and out of the classroom, and this month she was even the “cover-girl” for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) magazine. Racheida Lewis, NSBE’s National Vice Chairperson told her that the magazine staff was looking for a NSBE leader in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area to be on the cover. “Racheida thought I would be perfect for the cover and asked if I was interested,” says Gordon. (more…)
The intent of this minor is to build scientific communication, engagement, and leadership practices. Students will be equipped with the following:
- The ability to communicate effectively about the science they undertake and the challenges they face in ways that are meaningful related to their field of study.
- The skills to participate and lead others in scientific ventures. Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor.
The College of Science is honoring Dr. Stanley Zoltek, a professor engrained in the Departments of Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and Computational and Data Sciences since 1980. Dr. Zoltek passed away on February 25, 2018.
After graduating with his PhD in Mathematics from SUNY Stony Brook in 1976, Stan joined George Mason University in 1980 as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and was promoted to Associate Professor without term in 1986. Stan became affiliated with the School of Computational Sciences in 2002, and then served as the inaugural Director of IT and Computing when the College of Science was formed in 2006. (more…)
Accolades celebrate the professional achievements of the faculty and staff in the College of Science. The following accolades are published for the months of December 2017 and January 2018. (more…)