Research Videos

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.

Climate Action

Researchers led by faculty from Mason’sand the,are diving into howwill affect the people, habitats, and social fabric. In a related study, new trade routes in the Arctic mean increased traffic and industrialization,so Mason’sElise Miller-Hooks'team islooking at the impact on the.

Mason's History

TheEnslaved Children of George Mason project, led by Wendi Manuel-Scott and Benedict Carton, professors ofhistory and art history,seeks to understand the life of the school’s namesake and those enslaved by him.Those stories have been compiled in an online archive, the. They also sparked honors and history classesthat integrate the project’s research and the ideas it explored.

Diagnosing Concussions

Mason researchers aredeveloping a better way to. Decisionsoften 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 fieldafter a hard impact.

Ultrasound for Better Lives

Mason Engineering researchers are using, using sound waves to sense muscle activity to help people get greater control of prosthetics for their arms, hands, and legs.Students such asare participating in the studies. Other engineering researchers are using ultrasound to develop“active bandages” and implantable devices to improve.