September 25, 2020

Mason Engineering Visit Day 9.30

Mason Engineering Visit Day

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

3:00 - 5:00pm ET

Opening Session

3:00 - 4:00pm

The Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) welcomes you to our Mason Engineering Visit Day! This open house event will offer a first-hand look at programs offered by Mason Engineering at George Mason University. Learn more about our programs in information technology, computer science, and engineering from esteemed faculty, staff, and current students during the event. Click the “join zoom room” button below to get started! 

Event Schedule


3:00 – 3:40pm

Admissions Information Session

3:40 – 4:00pm

VSE Program Highlights








4:00 – 5:00pm

VSE Academic Programs and VSE Resources Presentations and Q&A Sessions with:

  • Office of Admissions
  • Volgenau School of Engineering
  • VSE Living Learning Community
  • Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Information Sciences and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Undeclared Engineering

Volgenau School of Engineering Resources

4:00 - 5:00pm

Learn more about the resources the Volgenau School of Engineering has to offer students by joining one of our resource rooms! Be sure to hover over the different rooms to learn more about them. When you are ready to join a room, click on the “Join Zoom Room” button, and a Zoom room will open in a new tab. Introduce yourself and let the staff know what kind of information you are looking for!  

Do you have questions about applying to Mason or a question for the Volgenau School of Engineering? Our staff are ready to answer your questions! When you are ready to join, click on the "Join Zoom Room" button, and a Zoom room will open in a new tab. Introduce yourself and let the staff know what kind of information you are looking for!

Office of Admissions & VSE General Room

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are collaborative partnerships between academic departments, individual Mason faculty, housing and residence life staff, and the division of University Life. Students who enroll in an LLC take one or more classes together and live on campus as a group in the same residence hall. In addition to their common coursework, groups of students in LLCs interact with each other and their faculty or staff coordinators through numerous out-of-class programs and activities. LLC options exist for both first-year and upper-division undergraduate students who choose to live on campus.

VSE Living Learning Community

VSE Academic Program Presentations and Q&A Sessions

4:00, 4:15, 4:30 & 4:45pm

Join one of our academic program rooms for informative presentations and live Q&A sessions! Each room’s presentation and Q&A session will be 15 minutes so you can check out multiple offerings. Be sure to hover over each of the different rooms to learn more about them. Click on the “Join Zoom Room” button to get started! 

Remi Veneziano, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering.  Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Mason’s Bioengineering Department’s outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum, and modern labs give you the academic training and practical experience you’ll need to be competitive when you graduate. A bioengineering degree puts you at the forefront of the health care industry.

The Volgenau School of Engineering is a multidisciplinary school that maintains a dual pre-eminence in both information technology and engineering.

Mason’s Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Department will give you the rigorous academic training and hands-on experience to launch a lucrative career. Our students develop skills and discover new technologies while establishing a foundation for life-long learning. Students can choose to specialize in Construction engineering and management, Environmental and water resources engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Structural engineering, or Transportation engineering.

Civil Engineering

The Computer Science Department offers two Bachelor of Science degrees: the BS in Computer Science and the inter-disciplinary BS in Applied Computer Science. Students pursing the BS in Applied Computer Science degree will select one of four concentrations: Bioinformatics, Computer Game Design, Geography, or Software Engineering.

Computer Science
Mason students Liz Estes, Christian Donose, and Ram Bista, are founders of Cyber Security Systems, a Volgenau-based group to develop future cyber industry leaders. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Become a cyber superhero. Technology and the sustained flow of information now touch every part of our daily lives. Attacks on our interconnected financial networks, utility systems, and lines of communication, if successful, can be crippling to the pulse of organized society. Concern about the global threat of cyber-terrorism led the Volgenau School of Engineering to design the only degree of its kind in the country. A BS in cyber security engineering focuses on safeguarding existing systems and building resilient new ones.

Cyber Security Engineering
Students research the augmentation of search and rescue with UAV in the Senior Design Electrical and Computer Engineering 493 class. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers two bachelor of science degrees: one in electrical engineering, the other in computer engineering. Both degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Our world-class faculty follow a curriculum that provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals, while including theory and practical experience.

Vivian Motti, Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, and her team of investigators designed and developed Amulet, an electronic bracelet and software framework that enables developers to create user-friendly mobile health applications.   Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

The alarm goes off. You swipe the screen of your smartphone and check your Twitter feed "@GMUIST #GoodMorning." Before you roll out of bed for the day, you've begun contributing valuable data to a rapidly growing stream. How will that information be used? For business? For science? For societal good? A BS in information technology is geared toward using data effectively and understanding the extraordinary complexity of information that surrounds us. Our goal is to lead the discovery of principles and processes that improve this rapidly changing discipline.

Information Sciences and Technology
Mechanical Engineering Capstone, Storm Drain Robot.  Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Look at simple machines. Even the lever was a high-tech device at one point. A wedge tool represented the peak of Stone Age innovation. Mechanical engineering has come a long way, but each advancement is rooted in at least one of the principles that make up the discipline. Mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity are the basis for our programs in mechanical engineering, as well. You'll learn how to design and analyze mechanical and thermal systems, and gain in-depth knowledge in your field.

Mechanical Engineering
The first four students to graduate with the new BS in statistics. including Dillon Weier, Charis Vaseghi, Tammy Bui, and Nhi Ngo. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

The bachelor of science in statistics is designed to provide a framework for students to develop connections between statistical concepts and theories and their applications to statistical practice. It will prepare statisticians who can use modern statistical techniques to design studies, collect data, analyze and visualize high dimensional data sets, and draw valid conclusions in an increasingly data-centric world. In this program, students will meld the time-tested concepts and theories of statistics with modern methods of analysis, in order to interpret the data that is collected in nearly every discipline and every sector of industry and government.

Cody Lucas is a rising senior, Information Systems  Operations Management major, who has developed an app called TavelWeb in which people can map trips they are taking in real time and share with friends.  Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

The program leading to the bachelor of science in systems engineering (BS/SE) prepares students for a professional career in systems engineering. Our educational program reflects the systems engineer's unique perspective that considers all aspects of a system throughout its entire lifecycle. The systems engineering program at George Mason University is interdisciplinary, drawing from engineering, computer science, operations research, psychology and economics. The core systems engineering courses tie together these diverse threads to provide a global understanding of how individual engineering disciplines fit into the development of complex, large scale systems.

Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Capstone, 
Spray paint gun.  Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Not sure what you want to study? Join this room to learn more about starting as an undecided engineering student and the path to declare your VSE major!

Undecided Engineering

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