• January 3, 2023

    Mary "Missy" Cummings was drawn to Mason by the university's emphasis on multidisciplinary research and teaching. One of the first challenges she wants to tackle is creating a new educational program in the design and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI).

  • October 27, 2022

    George Mason University is about to activate a massive satellite dish! Scheduled for the scrapyard in 2020, the 27-year-old, 30-foot satellite dish on its Fairfax Campus will be used by engineering students—as well as those in other Mason schools and colleges—for multidisciplinary, hands-on experience and projects.

  • September 30, 2022

    In 2006, George Mason University alum Anousheh Ansari, BS Computer and Electrical Engineering ’88, traveled to the International Space Station for an 11-day expedition and the first female private space explorer, first astronaut of Iranian descent, first Muslim woman in space, and fourth private explorer to visit space.

  • Wed, 02/10/2021 - 10:09

    George Mason University’s first satellite "ASTERIA," part of Mason Engineering’s ThinSat program, successfully passed environmental testing at the Northrop Grumman facility on Wallops Island and was integrated into a deployer. ASTERIA is now ready for launch.

  • Fri, 04/19/2019 - 15:08

    Mason’s Rocketry Club captured first place awards in the target altitude event and the Mars rover challenge at the Battle of the Rockets Competition.