Fuse At Mason Square

Be part of Arlington's next chapter as a global innovation powerhouse in its epicenter: Fuse at Mason Square.


Where innovation, hard work, and determination unite.


In the heart of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, Mason Square will be a new innovation experience in the Greater Washington, D.C., area, bringing the public and private sectors together for:

  • Education of a highly trained, skilled workforce,
  • Discovery and development of new technologies,
  • Transformation of ideas to real-world application, and
  • Business development to bring products to market. 

This dynamic collaborative hub unites scholars, students, researchers, policy and business developers, accelerates the pace of change, and solves grand challenges. 



A student is presenting her research, which involves a robotic arm, to a small crowd before her. Behind the group, another group is talking to a student who is demonstrating use of something in a VR headset.


Student Research Spotlight

On November 3, Mason and Arlington community members gathered at Fuse at Mason Square to celebrate the building's "topping out," the step of construction when the structural frame of the building is complete. During the event, a student research exhibition highlighted the benefits of research spaces like those that will be available at Fuse. Take a look at what they’re working on.

Using satellites to better predict storm surges

Soelem Aafnan Bhuiyan, PhD student in civil engineering, is working with professor Viviana Maggioni to improve coastal water level predictions with satellite observations in the hopes of better predicting storm surges amidst rising sea levels.

Read about this research

Predicting malicious intent from drone flight patterns

Systems engineering and operations research undergraduates Dyar Aziz and Markus Garretson are working with professor Ali Raz to develop a methodology for inferring UAV intent based on sensor data. 

Read about this research



Students sit around tables with laptops and food.

Where academia blends with the professional world.

Where trailblazers move ideas from lab to market.

Students relax on the plaza listening to live music.

Where a community gathers to grow and connect.



Mason is the largest, most diverse university in Virginia, and produces the most computing graduates in the commonwealth.

With over 39,000 students at three campuses in Virginia and one in South Korea, Mason sets the standard for excellence, diversity, and inclusiveness, while cultivating and linking key actors to drive policy and technology solutions. These qualities and actions will lead to solutions to the world’s most complex problems.