2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Petersen
GMU - New Faculty Hires in Computing and STEM-H Fields

Item 162 #1s

Item 162 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
George Mason University FY2019 $0 FY2020 $3,850,000 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $3,850,000 NGF

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(This amendment provides $3.9 million GF and $3.9 million NGF the second year for George Mason University to recruit talent across all levels of the University. With the support of the Commonwealth, the University reports that it will be able to expand its educational opportunities to resident undergraduate and graduate students, producing a three-fold economic return on investment: 1) preparing a world-class work force, especially in Computing and STEM-H fields for existing and new companies like Amazon that is coming to Northern Virginia; 2) enhancing the Commonwealth's competitiveness in research and development, which is essential to success in the knowledge economy; and 3) translating a the advances generated by the University into products and services that contribute to improves health, wealth and prosperity in the Commonwealth. This funding would support 20 new faculty lines.)