Wednesday, December 18, 2013

OSCAR and Other Summer Research Opportunities Available


Now that finals are over it's time to start thinking about summer opportunities!

As you can see in this entertaining webisode of "Grant Man!" by the Northwestern Undergraduate Research Office, it's never to early to start thinking about your summer plans. Especially with the new year approaching, it's the perfect time to start planning for a research project, creative activity, internship or fellowship for summer 2014!

1. OSCAR supports students by:

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3. The Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships and Internships help advance your education and career through the myriad opportunities offered at the world’s preeminent museum system. Go here to learn more: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/.

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4. The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions. 2014 Amgen Scholars Program application deadline is February 3, 2014. Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via http://www.amgenscholars.com.  

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Holidays!

As final exams come to an end at George Mason and students head home for Winter break all of us here at OSCAR would like to wish you safe travels and happy holidays! During the break we will not be posting our weekly "Oscar's Top 5 Picks of the Week" but be sure to check back in with us at the start of the Spring semester on January 21st!

Sincerely,

OSCAR Team

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

URSP Student Zi Yang to Present in Italy this Summer

 URSP student Zi Yang is set to present his research this coming July at the annual International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) conference in Rome, Italy.

 

 
"My research project on character assassination in modern Chinese politics was funded by Mason's OSCAR the past summer. With OSCAR's firm backing, I was able to accomplish an undergraduate research of a lifetime because my results will be published in a 2014 edited collection by Palgrave Macmillan. My research area covers the year 1949 to the late eighties, in which I examined three distinct cases of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) power struggles and highlighted the character assassination techniques used with regards to each case. I believe by disseminating this one of a kind research through professional channels I would be able to shed light on a rather convoluted topic in Chinese history, moreover I wish to help my Western audience understand the intricacies of modern CCP politics."


If you would like to read more about the International Society of Political Psychology conference you can visit their website at http://www.ispp.org/.

Monday, December 9, 2013

OSCAR's Top 5 Picks of the Week 12/9

 OSCAR's Top 5 Picks of the Week 12/9

This Week at Mason:
 

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery: David Labrozzi: Works in Motion
November 12, 2013 to December 15, 2013
Prince William Campus, 
Hylton Performing Arts Center, Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery presents Works in Motion, by David Labrozzi on display from November 12 - December 15.

Photography Exhibit: China in My Eyes

December 3, 2013 to January 10, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
21641 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 210, Sterling, VA 20166


The China In My Eyes exhibit at Mason in Loudoun includes over 40 photographs that reflect the daily life of people in China today. The photographers have captured a wide range of experiences in their images and each photograph includes an explanatory card written in the photographer’s words with details about the photograph, their reason for taking this photograph and information about their own background.

S-CAR Alumni Lunch with Dean Kevin Avruch
December 10, 2013 
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Arlington Campus, Metropolitan Building, Room 5183


The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) invites alumni to join Dean Kevin Avruch for a catered lunch. Professor Avruch assumed his role as dean in October of this year, and he is off to an excellent start. We extend to you this opportunity to have a casual conversation with Dean Avruch and your fellow alumni about the state of affairs at S-CAR, the trajectory of the school and by extension the field, and the role S-CAR has played in your life.
The RSVP page will close on December 5th. RSVP here.

Seminar: Theories and Models for Forecasting Innovation
December 13, 2013
1:30 pm
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 4705


Seminar: Theories and Models for Forecasting Innovation - a Proof of Concept for SciCast Prediction Market by Dr. Anamaria Berea.

"Innovation," a social phenomenon that has been studied extensively from economics and entrepreneurship to engineering and computer science. This presentation argues for prediction markets as a method for advancing the study of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Anamaria is a Research Assistant Professor in the C4I Center with a PhD in Computational Social Science from George Mason University and a PhD in International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Romania.

Fall 2013 URSP Presentations
December 13, 2013 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
December 16, 2013 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Johnson Center, Meeting Rooms B, C, D, & F


Join us for the Fall 2013 Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) Oral Presentations.
We welcome all Mason affiliates, student family and friends to attend the presentations and learn what our URSP students have been working on this semester.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

URSP Student Hannah King to Showcase her Choreography Piece at the Mason Dance Concert

See current URSP student Hannah King's creative project come to life this weekend at the December Dance concert. 12/6-12/7, Harris Theater

Learn more and view her video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDG35FV7oPI.


Clinton Global Initiative University: 1/17/14 deadline


George Mason University recently joined the Clinton Global Initiative University Network, a growing consortium of colleges and universities whose students commit to addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges. 
 
Mason will provide $10,000 in funding to be divided among students to support progress toward their CGI U commitments and to offset the cost of travel to the annual CGI U conference in Phoenix, AZ, March 21-23, 2014. Funding for this initiative is provided jointly by University Life and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (formerly the Center for Consciousness and Transformation).

Commitments to Action, a unique feature of the CGI U model, are new, specific and measurable initiatives that address global challenges across CGI U’s five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation and public health.

All students enrolled at Mason through the 2013-14 academic year are eligible to apply and to develop a Commitment to Action, either as a group or individually. The deadline to apply to attend CGI U in 2014 is January 17, 2014. Students can apply online at www.cgiu.org/applying_to_cgiu/. Students who apply should print or save a copy of their CGI U application and send to either of Mason’s CGI U representatives: Alissa Karton (akarton@gmu.edu) or Heather Ward (hward8@gmu.edu). Students may contact either with questions about the application. Selection of students to attend the CGI U meeting is conducted by CGI U; however, any Mason student may develop a Commitment to Action and request Mason funding to support it. Please note that funding is not guaranteed and depends upon the number and quality of requests received.

Since its inaugural meeting in 2008, CGI U has brought together more than 5,500 student leaders from 135 countries and more than 800 schools. Past speakers include Mason alumna Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, as well as Madeleine Albright, Jack Dorsey, Muhammad Yunus, Hawa Abdi Diblawe, and Jon Stewart. For more information about CGI U, visit www.cgiu.org.

Monday, December 2, 2013

OSCAR's Top 5 Picks of the Week 12/2

 OSCAR's Top 5 Picks of the Week 12/2

This Week at Mason:

S-CAR Lecture: Gendering the Arab Spring
December 2, 2013

 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Arlington Campus, Metropolitan Building, Room 5183


"Gendering the Arab Spring; Arab Women Journalists, Cyber feminism, and socio-political transformation" with Guest Speak Sahar Khamis.

Sahar Khamis, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an expert on Arab and Middle Eastern media. She is the former Head of the Mass Communication and Information Science Department in Qatar University. Dr. Khamis holds a Ph.D. in Mass Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Manchester in England. She is the co-author of the books: “Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and “Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Dr. Khamis has been appointed as a commissioner in the Human Rights Commission of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Vision Series: Janine Davidson: Cracks in the Armor
December 2, 2013

7:15 pm
Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Auditorium


Cracks in the Armor, a lecture on how terrorists, human traffickers, insurgents, drug dealers, cyber criminals, pirates and other forms of organized violence, all actively exploit the separation that western societies and the international community try to maintain between what is considered "crime" and "war." 


Health Policy Seminar
December 3, 2013

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 120


Health Policy Seminar Series: “What Do We Know about Payment Reform? Exploring the Evidence." The seminar series is hosted by the George Washington-Georgetown-George Mason-RAND.The goal of this seminar series is to foster collaboration among health policy researchers in the Washington, DC area. 


CISA International Multidisciplinary Colloquium
December 3, 2013

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Mason Hall, Room D3


Join us in recognizing the BRIDGE Program's emerging international scholars as they present their research and investigate interdisciplinary and cross-cultural questions in their fields. Colloquium topic: "Toward International Scholarship: Exploring Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Research Questions." There will be six presentations of 15 minutes, with 5 minutes at the end for questions. Drop by for as little or as long as your schedule allows. 


Seminar: Technology, Science, and Innovation Policy
December 5, 2013

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 313


This monthly seminar series, sponsored by George Mason University’s Center for Science and Technology Policy (School of Public Policy), explores new ideas and work-in-progress with the Washington-area research community. It’s open and free to all interested researchers with a special invitation extended to graduate students. December 5: Joshua Rosenbloom, National Science Foundation, The Effects of Funding on Scientific Productivity: The Case of Academic Chemistry, 1990-2009 CSTP will provide coffee and cookies — participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

Monday, November 25, 2013

URSP Highlights: Houda Kerkoub


 Big Data Analysis of Irregular Operations: Aborted Approaches and their Underlying Factors


The research I am working on interests me on various levels. It starts by aligning with my personal vision. I want to work in aviation safety because I hope to bring a positive addition to the existing efforts done by the aviation community. On the other hand, prior to joining the research center at  Mason, I had three years of work experience as a flight instructor and this project offers me the rare opportunity to use my knowledge in aviation. As well, during my professional experience I had the chance to work with engineers. I was very impressed by their clarity of thinking and their ability to simplify complex materials using quantitative methods. I feel that this research is allowing me to do what those engineers were doing.

On a weekly basis, I either look at the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) reports to translate qualitative data - described by pilot, engineers, flight attendant, or air traffic controllers - into quantitative data that identifies the different causes of aborted approaches. Or I analyze an aviation related iPad app produced by Honeywell. This app has a good potential to be used by pilots as an additional tool for flight planning or for heightened situation awareness. My job is to simulate scenarios and analyze the app. I am doing so using an analysis tool developed by my mentor called Task Specification Language (TSL) where I decompose each operator action into a 6 functions (ID Task, Select Function, Access, Enter, and Verify/Execute) then I identify the cues presented to the operator at each function. At a later stage the gathered cues will be accessed depending on their degree of salience.

The one thing that I discovered this week is the availability of very interesting databases through the Mason Library. One that stood up is called the Transportation Information Database (TRID) and I intend to use it for my research.

OSCAR's Top 5 Picks of the Week 11/25

 OSCAR's Top 5 Picks of the Week 11/25

This Week at Mason:


S-CAR Film: Environmental Conflict, Media & Peacebuilding in the Philippines
November 18, 2013 
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Johnson Center, Meeting Room A

Danya Hakeem, a graduate student at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) and a participant in the Philippines summer abroad program with profession Al Fuertes, will discuss the issue of small-scale vs. large-scale mining in Mindanao and the grassroots peacebuilding effort of a local NGO. We will explore some of the challenges of their work, the potential positive impacts of media in peacebuilding efforts and the lessons she learned for her future career.

(703) 993-1300, carevent@gmu.edu, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution


UN Global Compact Symposium: Honoring Our Commitment

November 19, 2013
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall


Honoring Our Commitment inaugurates an annual tradition that will bring the Mason community together to celebrate, reflect, identify and affirm Mason's commitment to the United Nations Global Compact.

Come for the full day, or just for a part of it. Lunch will be served at noon in Dewberry Hall.

Lunch is free of charge with a ticket. Tickets are available at http://ungc.eventbrite.com/.


Power Through Energy: Joint Services Energy Panel

November 20, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 134


On military installation; In aircraft, ships, or combat vehicles; in wartime or peacetime- energy is a mission-essential resource for all military operations. Hosted by Mason's Center for Climate Change Communication, join the three top energy offcials from the Army, Navy, and Air Force on an interactive panel session discussing their energy initiatives.
Click Here for Official Event Invitation

Area Studies & Political Science: Tension, Integration, & Prospects
November 21, 2013 
2:45 pm
Johnson Center, Room C


Come see an interesting panel discussion regarding tensions between area studies and the discipline of political science.

World Literature: A Comparatist's View from a (Post) Colony
November 21, 2013 
 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
University Hall, Room 3300


World literature has become a hot topic among literature scholars and students in the United States, but from an Indian perspective it has important limits. Professor Ipshita Chanda will discuss this issue, along with giving insights from an Indian perspective on two key figures associated with world literature studies.

Gayatri Spivak’s translations of Mahasweta Devi have sought to introduce readers of English to a major representative of non-Anglophone Indian literature, while Franco Moretti’s theory of the spread of the novel as a genre can be supplemented with insights from the history of other, non-Western genres, such as the “Namah” from West and South Asia.

Reception to follow the lecture.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

URSP Highlights: Emily Walker


Anxiety, Motivation, and Training Time: Possible Factors Influencing Students with Artificial Learning Task
 
            Upon coming to Mason, I knew I wanted to get involved in linguistics, and specifically, research. I have always found human language to be a fascinating subject, especially the capabilities we are born with versus what we acquire. After trying to get involved in linguistics at Mason, I was able to meet with a professor.
            Finally, I was put into contact with Dr. Culbertson. I became interested in the project after meeting Dr. Culbertson of the Linguistics Program at Mason. I was fortunate to be able to work with Dr. Culbertson this past spring as an assistant in the linguistics lab. After helping her with the second language acquisition experiment, we found interesting results. This became the branching point for our next experiment. We wanted to know why students here at Mason could not learn the artificial language task. From there, we narrowed our question down to motivation, anxiety, and training time factors as possible contributors.
            For my project, I run participants on the computer task on a weekly basis. Most of the work involves organization with participants and recording data properly. I hope learning about factors in second language acquisition can further my connections with teaching and examining learning styles of children. My long term goal is to continue working in the field of linguistics and create connections that benefit education in the classroom.
            A recent discovery with the project has been through the participants. I have noticed that participants are eager to learn the language task and want to know what the language program involved. I am happy to explain the project and here the thoughts of the participants. Knowing that these findings about language acquisition can benefit them and other students allows me to pursue my interest with language research.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

URSP Highlights: Chris Ummen


PEBL Cognative Flexablity Testing Across Mediums

I’ve been interested in Psychology since high school, and I became interested in this project thanks to Dr. Youmans. In order to gain more research experience, I became one of Dr. Youman’s research assistants. In one of his weekly lab meetings, he suggested that it would be a good idea for the undergraduates in the group to begin their own research. I took his suggestion, and was explored current research in his lab until I found a topic that interested me.
My study uses data, from a larger in lab study, in an attempt to validate and examine differences between a computerized and paper-based assessment of cognitive flexibility. On a weekly basis, I improve my open source R-Studio statistical software skills, think of ways of improving my experiment, and read papers relating to cognitive flexibility. This week I discovered a better way of analyzing my data to produce results that are more meaningful than my original correlation, and data collection for the second part of my study will begin within the next two weeks.
This project has helped me synthesize massive amounts of information, and in doing so has helped me crystallize my assertions. My long term goals include getting a job involving heuristic evaluations of products, and being able to compile research will make my future job much easier.