K-12 Partnerships

  • March 8, 2024

    George Mason University’s Potomac Science Center hosted the Girls in STEAM Empowerment Conference on Thursday, February 29. This annual event welcomed 60 middle school students for a day of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).

  • January 31, 2024

    Additional funding secured by SPARK, the education foundation for Prince William County Schools, will expand that life-changing collaboration and fully support an additional 20 Early Identification Program students from Prince William County starting this spring.

  • January 23, 2024

    Two new Virginia Department of Education grants to Mason’s School of Education promise to facilitate a pipeline of well-qualified special education teachers in the commonwealth.

  • March 8, 2023

    Experts and leaders in the fields of education and information technology came together at George Mason University to discuss how advances in the digital landscape can be harnessed to solve the unique challenges facing today’s educators in a two-day Dell Technologies Innovation Summit held in February at Mason Square in Arlington, Virginia.

  • January 12, 2023

    On Jan. 9, over 400 students from five counties and 22 high schools came together at Mason for CyberSlam 2023, to get hands-on learning about opportunities in cybersecurity. The huge gathering was deemed a state affair, as interest in CyberSlam increased significantly from last year.

  • November 10, 2022

    On the morning of Wednesday, October 26th, George Mason University professor Suzanne C. de Janasz conducted her first-ever negotiations workshop for female high school students at McLean High School in Northern Virginia. An enthusiastic audience of about 100 young women came to hear de Janasz explain why negotiation is important for women of all ages and walks of life, and how to build negotiating skills for the future. De Janasz, an organizational researcher who holds a joint appointment in the School of Business and the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, says there is a pervasive cultural bias against women who ask for what they deserve. The negative labelling begins in childhood, with terms such as “bossy” being applied to more assertive girls.

  • October 17, 2022

    More than 300 K-12 students, parents, volunteers, community leaders and partners attended STEAM Fest at the Hybla Valley Community Center in Alexandria on Saturday.

  • September 21, 2022

    Dream Catchers partnership between George Mason University and local public schools helps high schoolers envision a pathway to college.