Gazette Archive: Research

George Mason Awarded Second Patent

Posted: December 8, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Thanks to research scientist Jenefir Isbister, Center for Bioresource Development, George Mason recently received its second patent for a test that detects potentially dangerous organisms in liquid samples. Total coliforms and E. coli, indicator organisms used routinely to determine the water quality in drinking and recreational water, have become increasingly important in monitoring the safety […]

Professor Is Recognized for Making Lasting Contribution to Computational Mechanics

Posted: December 7, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour “I was elated!” says Rainald Lohner of Computational Sciences and Informatics, when he learned he had received the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 1999 Computational Mechanics Achievement Award. The award recognizes young scientists who have already made a lasting contribution to the field. Lohner received the award in Matsuyama, Shikoku, at the […]

Scientists Find Alternative Reason for Fish Kills

Posted: November 12, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Karen Louden Allanach The micro-organism Pfiesteria piscicida has been blamed for killing large numbers of fish along the East Coast and causing human health problems for more than a decade. But a team of researchers from George Mason University, the American Type Culture Collection, and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has identified another pathogen, Kudoa […]

Shukla Receives $1.25 Million to Study Climate Variation

Posted: November 8, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour Jagadish Shukla of the Institute for Computational Sciences and Informatics (CSI) recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation for $1,250,000 for a five-year project to study climate variation. The project builds on a discovery Shukla and his research team made while conducting a previous project. Until recently, scientists assumed it […]

Survey Finds Police Chiefs Support After-School Care

Posted: November 8, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A survey conducted by Scott Keeter, Public and International Affairs, and Stephen Mastrofski, Administration of Justice, for an advocacy group, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, reveals that 86 percent of police chiefs who participated in the survey believe the government could reduce youth crime by increasing after-school and child care programs. “The results show tremendous […]