George Mason Hosts Colonial Academic Alliance Research Conference

Posted: February 27, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sharon Taylor

George Mason’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) will host the first conference of the Colonial Student Annual Research Symposium (C-STARS) tomorrow and Saturday. C-STARS is a research conference presented by the Colonial Academic Alliance, academic counterpart to the Colonial Athletic Association, which includes 10 universities.

The goal of C-STARS is to give students a chance to enhance their presentation skills by sharing their research with peers in a professional setting. With sessions on graduate schools and internships, participants gain insight about potential next steps in their educational and professional careers.

Laurie Fathe, director of CTE, says the conference is a step toward addressing a recurring theme in college education: providing students with meaningful and mentored research opportunities.

The conference will open with greetings from Provost Peter Stearns, followed by George Mason alumnus Jeffery Taubenberger of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, who is the featured speaker in the conference’s first plenary session.

For more information, contact Laurie Fathe at (703) 993-8671 or

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