About this Mason-Fairfax Hub

We are a digital public square for those who live, study, and work in and around the Mason Fairfax campus ... to share interests, knowledge, and innovations to help create a more supportive, dynamic, and healthier community.

  • MAVS Lab

    The Mason Automated Shuttle System (MAVS) Lab is a GMU Innovation Lab that is developing solutions for how to best design and implement driverless electric shuttle systems for Mason Campuses and surrounding areas.

    The MAVS Lab is composed of a cross-disciplinary group of faculty from a number of Mason academic units including: Schar School of Policy and Government, Volgenau School of Engineering, Scalia School of Law,School of Business, College of Science, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

    The MAVS Lab will also be collaborate with other Virginia universities.

    Initial efforts will focus on developing shuttle solutions for the Fairfax Campus and Fairfax City. Other campus and adjacent community locations for shuttles could include Arlington, Prince William, Smithsonian-Mason, Inova-Mason, Leesburg, Belmont Bay, Point of View, and Mason Korea campuses.

Featured Person

  • Sean Mallon

    AVP for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Office of the Provost, George Mason University

    The scope of Mallon’s position at Mason includes identifying, assisting, and encouraging entrepreneurial activity within the Mason community.

    New businesses that gain market acceptance also could attract federal funding and outside capital investment, Mallon says. He wants “Mason entrepreneurs to be able to compete on a national and international level,”

    Mallon plans to serve as a connection between Mason and the business community.When there is a startup that’s far enough along,  Mallon can reach out to angel investors.

  • Mason Enterprise Center

    The Mason Enterprise Center offers expert consultation and training to the region’s small business owners and entrepreneurs through a wide array of programs such as conferences, workshops, and executive education programs.

    The Mason Enterprise Center includes: 
    Virginia Small Business Development Center Network
    The Community Business Partnership
    Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP)
    Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)
    International Business Development Program (IBDP)

    Regional Offices:
    Fairfax, Fauquier, Leesburg, Alexandria, Springfield, and Prince William.

  • Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator

    When GMU’s Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator program kicks off on Monday, June 5, the goal is to foster a collaborative atmosphere where George Mason students and recent graduates gain valuable, real-world business experience.

    Twenty-five students are participating in the inaugural eight-week program at the new MIX@Fenwick space, which was conceived and designed as a collaboration space that supports entrepreneurship, innovation, experimentation, and making.
    Students will explore the commercialization potential for a product or service idea.

    Working in teams of two to five members, participants will conduct intensive customer discovery around their particular business idea while assisted by experienced instructors and mentors, said Sean Mallon, Mason’s associate vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation, who is overseeing the program.

  • Center for Collision Safety and Analysis

    The Center for Collision Safety and Analysis (CCSA) at GMU is focused on using advanced technology to understand collisions involving transport vehicles and to develop means to avoid or mitigate them to enhance safety and security.

    CCSA brings together a strong and richly experienced team of scientists and engineers.

    CCSA is associated with the College of Science at George Mason University and the National Center for Manufacturing Science (NCMS).

  • Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall

    College of Health and Human Services will be opening its new building in October 2017, It  will include a working health clinic that will be open to the public.

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