The George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program was established in 2007 by Dr. Lance Liotta, Dr. Emanuel Petricoin III, Dr. Virginia Espina, and Amy VanMeter Adams for high school and undergraduate students to gain hands on experience in laboratories at the Prince William and Fairfax campuses of George Mason University.

Students work alongside Mason researchers using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering,  Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Sports Medicine, Physics, and Proteomics.

Hard work often pays off with participants' names published in scientific journals and their work presented at scientific conferences. In addition to gaining invaluable laboratory experience pivotal for college applications and resumes, students have the opportunity to meet with scientists from varying disciplines in the scientific field during career day presentations.

The 2015 Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program will begin on Thursday, June 25, 2015 and will conclude with a poster symposium on Friday, August 14, 2015.