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These profiles present our Emerging Researcher, Scholar, Creator awardees and their current research initiatives.
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Volgenau Sweeps Emerging Scholar/Researcher/Creator Awardsphotos/EmergingResearchers_800x350.png
Each year, George Mason University selects three faculty members who show exceptional promise in their disciplines to receive the Mason Emerging Researcher-Scholar-Creator Award. This year all three winners – Max Albanese, Huzefa Rangwala and Amarda Shehu – were from the Volgenau School of Engineering.l
New Research on IT Project Planning, Execution Could Save Government Millionsphotos/Budget_and_pork_800x350.png
While federal IT projects are generally funded by taxpayer money and therefore face greater scrutiny from the public, the media, the U.S. Congress, and watchdog groups, they often fail to meet schedule and budget targets.
Mason Fellow Funded to Fight Rhino Horn Poaching as Organized Crimephotos/Wildlife-Trafficking_800x350.jpg
Parents, Kids and Drugsphotos/parent_child_talk_675x350.png
Mason Anthropologist Finds Metastatic Cancer in 4,500-year-old Remainsphotos/FiveThousandYearOld_Cancer_800x350.png
George Mason University biological anthropologist Daniel Temple has diagnosed one of world's oldest cases of metastatic cancer, found in the skeletal remains of a man who died in Siberia some 4,000 years ago.
Get Your Groove On: Beats Tap into Brainphotos/Kid_with_earphones_800x350.png
"We all have an internal beat, a general rhythm, that guides us through our daily lives," says Martin Wiener, a postdoctoral fellow in Mason's Psychology Department, who worked on the study with co-authors Kelly Michaelis and James C. Thompson
Dyes Used to Paint New Picture of Diseasephotos/FrozenPuzzle800x350.png
By using brightly hued dyes, George Mason University researchers discovered an innovative way to reveal where proteins touch each other, possibly leading to new treatments for cancer, arthritis, heart disease and even lung disease.
Bugged Out: Bed Bugs Could Be Key in Development of New Antibioticsphotos/BBStory_700x350.png
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Discussions, Not Lectures, Steer Kids Away From Drugs, New Research ShowsResearchers discovered drug-use scenarios or "what if" conversations are the most effective approach for parents to take with their teens. Criticism or "follow the rules or else" are the worst. More
Mason Anthropologist Finds Metastatic Cancer in 4,500-year-old RemainsGeorge Mason University biological anthropologist Daniel Temple has diagnosed one of world's oldest cases of metastatic cancer, found in the skeletal remains of a man who died in Siberia some 4,000 years ago. More
New Research on IT Project Planning, Execution Could Save Government MillionsAnant Mishra, assistant professor of information systems and operations management; Sidhartha Das, associate professor of information systems and operations management; and James Murray, adjunct professor of information systems and operations management and a member of the technical staff/SME at HHB Systems LLC, have focused their research on identifying and managing IT project risk to reduce costs. More
Volgenau Sweeps Emerging Scholar/Researcher/Creator AwardsThese three outstanding young scholars – Albanese, Rangwala and Shehu – share a passion nurtured by The Volgeneau School of Engineering's approach to cross-disciplinary research. More
Mason Fellow Funded to Fight Rhino Horn Poaching as Organized CrimeGretchen Peters' experience as an investigative reporter and crime analyst gave her unique insight as to what was happening to South Africa's rhinoceros population. More