Students Use Observatory to Hunt for Exoplanets

In collaboration with KELT, SPACS students have been using our on-campus telescope to contribute to the search for exoplanets.

NASA highlights GMU-led study on the origin of supermassive black holes

NASA has highlighted a new study led by SPACS Professor Shobita Satyapal detailing the possible “cosmic seeds” of supermassive black holes.

George Mason University on TEDxTalks

Kirk Borne from George Mason University’s SPACS department makes a presentation: Big Data Small World.
Big Data Small World

Physical scientists can do anything: Here’s how you start your career planning

Physics Today, March 21, 2013

Alaina G. Levine

Venturing outside the world of academic physics to look for a job is not as daunting as you might think.

…”So how do you find these careers, access them, and assess whether they are right for you? To begin, you have to understand how much value you have as a professional with an …

Physics and Engineering majors get highest scores on MCAT

Some Statistics on the MCAT and Undergraduate Majors

Posted on March 30, 2010 by Med School Odyssey

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) put out some interesting data regarding MCAT scores relative to choice of undergraduate major.  The numbers are rather striking and show a pretty extreme disparity between the scores of the traditional pre-med undergraduate majors …

Astronomers and Physicists have the lowest unemployment rate: 0.3%

from CNNMoney  January 7, 2013

Jobs with the lowest (and highest) unemployment

Lowest unemployment

Astronomers and physicists

Directors, religious activities and education

Biomedical engineers

Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

Petroleum engineers

First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Physicians and surgeons


Information security analysts

Nurse practitioners

Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners*

Earth drillers, except oil and gas

Appraisers and assessors of real estate

Tax examiners and …

STEM Mentoring Program for Female College Students

Katelyn Fariss and Ryan McGreal honored as Provost student-athletes

From 2/19/2013, courtesy George Mason Athletics featuring GMU Students, Katelyn Fariss and Ryan McGreal

Mason Scientists Play Key Role in VISTA Elementary Science Institute

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Mason Accolades: Kirk Borne

Mason News’s Accolades recognizes the professional achievements of Mason faculty and staff.