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September 2017 – Jim Wolfe, FirstGuard Technologies Co-Founder and Professor at George Mason University.  For more than 30 years, Professor Jim Wolfe has inspired entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams leading them step-by-step along the way. Wolfe, Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of management at the School of Business, credits his former professor of entrepreneurship, Dr. William L. Haeberle at Indiana University, for much of how he teaches entrepreneurship at Mason.  View article.


May 2017 – Gunshot Detection Company ShotSpotter Files to Go Public
.  SST, the company behind ShotSpotter, has begun the process of going public — which would make it the seventh GovTech 100 company to hit the stock market. The company’s S-1, which it filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 2, proposes a $34.5 million cap on the stock offering, though the document isn’t finalized yet.  View article.


July 2016 –
Carnegie Classification System Adds 30 National Universities.  Under the 2015 Classification, there are now 335 doctoral universities subdivided into R1 or highest research activity (the elite corps of research institutions). 115 R1s including George Washington University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland-College Park, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech and the addition of George Mason UniversityView article.


June 2014 – These Professors are Developing Tech That Can Detect a Weapon Before it’s Shot. 
There have been at least 74 school shootings in America since Adam Lanza killed his mother and 26 students and teachers before committing suicide in Newton, Connecticut. They were lives – both young and old – lost at the hands of a man and his gun, a violent rampage that has been replicated at academic institutions nationwide day after day, month after month and year after year. As we continue to contemplate what went wrong on that fateful date in December 2012, trying to think of ways to prevent gun violence and save lives, two George Mason University professors are actually taking action.  View article.


March 2011 – Using Radar Signals to Safeguard our Troops.
  Feature story about George Mason Professor, Dr. Kenneth Hintz and FirstGuard Technologies in Mason Research Magazine.  View article.