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Major Awards 2012

March 8, 2013

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency awarded $7.6 million to Joel Schnur, Monique van Hoek, and Barney Bishop (College of Science) to discover whether Komodo dragons, Monitor Lizards, and other reptiles in the crocodilian species have bacteria-fighting compounds in their blood that possibly could lead to new ways to fight infection. The Defense Advanced Research Projects

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Major Awards 2011

March 28, 2012

The Department of Education awarded $28.5 million to Donna Sterling and Wendy Frazier (Mason’s College of Education and Human Development), Juanita Jo Matkins (College of William and Mary), Jacqueline T. McDonnough (Virginia Commonwealth University), and Randy L. Bell (University of Virginia) for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA). The project, a partnership

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New Patents

February 28, 2012

These are recent patents that originated at Mason.

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Each year, Mason selects three faculty members who show exceptional promise in their disciplines to receive Emerging Researcher, Scholar, Creator Awards. To qualify for this award and its $3,000 stipend, the faculty member must be within 10 years of receiving his or her terminal degree and have growing national and international recognition for his or her work.

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2010 Research Funding

March 22, 2011

Rankings and Expenditures George Mason University continues to experience growth in externally funded research. In fiscal year 2010, the value of awards increased 17.1 percent, from a level of $93.2 million in 2009 to $109.1 million in 2010. During the same period, the value of proposals increased 31.2 percent from a level of $320 million

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New Patents

March 15, 2011

Guido Cervone, Menas Kafatos, Domenico Napoletani, and Ramesh Singh Wavelet Maxima Curves of Surface Latent Heat Flux Domenico Napoletani, Timothy Sauer, and Danielle Struppa Dissipative Functional Microarrays for Classification Mark Krekeler, Stephen Elmore, and Cynthia Tselepis Radioactive Material Sequestration Steven Carlo, Eva Maya, Arthur Snow, and Richard Pong Fabrication of Polymer Nonlinear Elements for Optical

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Each year, Mason selects three faculty members who show exceptional promise in their disciplines to receive Emerging Researcher, Scholar, Creator Awards. To qualify for this award and its $3,000 stipend, the faculty member must be within 10 years of receiving his or her terminal degree and have growing national and international recognition for his or

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Major Awards 2010*

March 15, 2011

The National Science Foundation awarded $3.8 million to Jagadish Shukla (College of Science) and James Kinter (Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies) to study the predictability of seasonal to decadal variations of climate and climate change using complex climate models. The National Institute of Justice awarded $3.0 million to Faye S. Taxman (College of Humanities and Social

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