WATER (Watershed and Aquatic Teams for Education and Research) at Mason




Upcoming In Person Event

Date & Time: October 09, 2023, 9AM – 5PM
Location: Potomac Science Center, Woodbridge, VA
Registration FREE 
The Watershed and Aquatic Teams for Education and Research at Mason (WATER@Mason) seminar series is hosting a culminating event as a free interdisciplinary 1-day workshop on Monday, October 10, 9am to 5pm, at Mason’s Potomac Science Center. The seminar series highlighted all things WATER – engineering, science, policy, art, and other and was a terrific success, featuring internal to Mason experts like Dean Fernando Miralles from the College of Science and Dean Rick Davis from the College of Visual and Performing Arts as well as outside experts from academia, government, industry, and non-profits. 

Please consider registering and presenting your work either as a talk or poster.


2022 Summer Seminar Series

Program Details

Hybrid and in-person
Place: GMU’s Potomac Science Center – 650 Mason Ferry Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22191 – free parking
Coffee, tea, and light refreshments
Topics to cover: Interdisciplinary studies of water, including natural and social sciences, engineering, art, and culture
Faculty, staff, students, and general public welcome


Past In Person Event

Date & Time: October 10, 2022, 9AM – 5PM


Past Seminars:

Seminar 1


Past Speakers:

Dr. Alexis Rudd

Deputy Policy Director, Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, United States Senate

Dr. Christine Gilbert

Assistant Professor, Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech

Dr. Daniel Grosse

Co-founder and head of TerrAqua Environmental Science and Policy, LLC; oyster grower at Toby Island Bay Oyster Farm

Jake Sobin

Manager of Sciences in the Americas for Kongsberg Maritime

Phillip Musegaas

Vice President of Programs & Litigation, Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Dr. Fernando Miralles

Dean of the College of Science at George Mason University

Dr. Rick Davis

Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Executive Director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, Professor of Theater at GMU

Johnny Bivera

Freelance Photojournalist, Principal of Visual Media One