Mason conducts high-level research in a variety of areas. See how studies are conducted, the discoveries we make, and the knowledge we bring to the world.
Researchers led by faculty from Mason‚ÄôsŐżŐżand theŐż,Őżare diving into howŐżŐżwill affect the people, habitats, and social fabric. In a related study, new trade routes in the Arctic mean increased traffic and industrialization,Őżso Mason‚ÄôsŐżElise Miller-Hooks'Őżteam isŐżlooking at the impact on theŐż.
TheŐżEnslaved Children of George Mason project, led by Wendi Manuel-Scott and Benedict Carton, professors ofŐżhistory and art history,Őżseeks to understand the life of the school‚Äôs namesake and those enslaved by him.ŐżThose stories have been compiled in an online archive, theŐż. They also sparked honors and history classesŐżthat integrate the project‚Äôs research and the ideas it explored.
Mason researchers areŐżdeveloping a better way toŐż. DecisionsŐżoften rely on the subjective observations of care providers. Trauma that is sub-concussive, but still potentially harmful, is less observable. They've found protein biomarkers in the saliva of the potentially concussed and sub-concussed. The team aspires to a test that can be administered in the fieldŐżafter a hard impact.
Ultrasound for Better Lives
Mason Engineering researchers are usingŐż, using sound waves to sense muscle activity to help people get greater control of prosthetics for their arms, hands, and legs.ŐżŐżStudents such asŐżŐżare participating in the studies. Other engineering researchers are using ultrasound to developŐż‚Äúactive bandages‚ÄĚ and implantable devices to improveŐż.