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May 6th , 2021

May 13    BIOE Spring graduation, 11am
May 14    University Commencement, 2pm
May 17    Just In Time Career Fair

CONTROLS for BENG 214,230,320,330,370,360, 391 and 420 will be lifted on MAY 17th @9:30 am
Students graduating in fall 21 OR spring 22 and need BENG 391 please email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> for an override.
Graduating fall 21 students who still need BENG 420, also request an override
Graduate Student, Research and Senior Design Presentations, Friday May 7th
@ 9:00 am - 11:35 pm – Grad & Undergrad Students
1:25 pm – 3:25 pm – Capstone Senior Design Projects
Join Zoom here<>, Webinar ID: 910 8244 4248, Passcode: 489203

Monday, May 17th from 3-6pm,
register at:

Undergraduate NEWS:
Overrides: Students who are taking Organic chemistry I and II this summer will have to request an override for the organic chemistry II lecture and lab. Please email

  *   For Organic lecture and lab - Dr. Kenneth Foreman - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
For an override and include your name, Gnumber and CHEM section and CRN.
CS 112 is now offered in SUMMER 2021.
Alternate Grading Options are back for Spring 2021. If you are graduating please read your options here:
AN XS in MATH 114 and 214 will suffice as a prerequisite for the BENG classes.

Appointments with your Bioengineering Academic Advisor and Success  Coach:
All scheduled advising appointments will be online. Use the appointment system SSC Campus -
You can also email me.

ADVISING OFFICE HOURS in for Registration questions: Tuesday, May 11th  from 2:00 pm -3:00 pm, Zoom Link: , Meeting ID: 672 425 0700, Passcode: 8AIpcC
Concerns about classes or other issues at Mason? Please let us know. Your information will be handled confidentially. Please follow this link:

Just In Time Career Fair
Monday, May 17th | 3:00 – 6:00 pm | This virtual job fair is an opportunity for employers to network with students with all kinds of position, including internships, entry-level, and summer employment.
10-11am Navigating the Just-in-Time Hiring Fair
11am –noon: How to I Maximize my summer?
1-2pm Networking Workshop
3-6pm Just-in-Time Hiring Fair

BENG Seminar

BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society):
Local Chapter: President: Antarjot Kaur, Organization email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Instagram: bmes_gmu, Twitter: @BmesGmu and snapchat: @Bmes_Gmu

Virtual Internship Biomedical Engineering
The BME at WPI invites you to apply for our Virtual Internship in Biomedical Engineering (VIBE) Program. Students will participate in a team-based, virtual BME design challenge, develop professional skills, and interact with WPI BME faculty.
Application deadline: May 25, 2021
Duration: June 7th – July 30th, 8-week program | 3-5 hours/week
Women, first generation & underrepresented students are encouraged to apply
For application, please click here<>. Visit this website<> for more information or sign up<> for an informational session on May 20th.

Unpaid Internship Scholarships
The Scholarship for Unpaid Internships is open to all Mason students (undergraduate AND graduate) who plan to participate in an unpaid internship and meet the criteria listed below. The Scholarship for Unpaid Internships is designed to provide financial support to students completing an UNPAID internship who may incur costs associated with the internship (e.g. transportation, wardrobe, materials, or lost wages from missed paid employment) that can be a challenge in obtaining valuable internship experience. Students may receive up to $2,500 per semester/term.
Note: Research positions are not eligible for this scholarship. Please visit OSCAR<> or your academic department for information about research funding.
Application deadline: August 3rd, 2021 at 11:55 pm.
Minimum requirements: Minimum 2.0 GPA, currently enrolled and degree-seeking student at GMU during the time of internship
Application materials: Current resume, a letter of recommendation, and short answer questions
For more information, please click here<>.

Awards and Grants for graduate students from the Provost Office

Last semester, in BENG 414 (Human Pathophysiology and New Tech.), students were given a series of research assignments to write within the four main modules: Neurology, OB/GYN, Oncology, and Cardiology. For the OB/GYN module, there was the extra incentive of getting published if the papers were up to standard. At the end of the semester, Amad Qureshi’s and Aanchal Mathur’s paper relating to the use of artificial intelligence in aiding the diagnosis/management of urinary incontinence were selected to be published jointly. Over the past semester, they have been working alongside Dr. Alshiek, Dr. Shobeiri, and Dr. Wei to combine their respective work and prepare a manuscript for publishing. After the review process, the paper was finally published in the Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the April 2021 issue. CONGRATULATIONS!

Did you have an internship last summer and would like to tell us about it? Is your senior design group on the brink of making a global impact or you would like to share your lab experience here in the newsletter? Please email a short summary, picture and a confirmation for information release: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Job and Mason Tutoring Services
Peer Mentor Center VSE | For appointments:
Or check out<>
University Career Services | University Career Services is now virtual. You can also schedule an appointment on Handshake.<> Our industry advisor is Ms. Dorothy Hayden. Link:
If you need to take headshot photos, please use the link:

Major/Career Exploration and Job/Internship Search Assistance:
Schedule a phone or video chat appointment through Handshake<>
Resume Reviews: Email your resume or cover letter for review, along with the position description of the job for which you're applying, to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Workshops and Employer Events: Check the calendar in Handshake<> for virtual career events
Top Three Digital Career Resources:
With your Mason Net ID and password you have complete access to premium digital platforms designed to augment your career readiness preparation. Here are the top three we recommend:

  *   InterviewStream<>: the perfect tool for a practice interview
  *   Vault<>: your go-to resource for employer and industry research
  *   LinkedIn Learning<>: a seemingly endless stream of educational programs, including certifications

The Volgenau School of Engineering offers several scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Contact Us<>
General: 703-993-5846<>, [log in to unmask]
Connect with us on Linkedin<>, Facebook<> and Twitter<>.
BMES twitter: @Bmes_Gmu

Claudia Borke
Academic Advisor and Success Coach
EMAIL: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
PHONE: 703-993-4190,  Leave message 24/7 and I will return your call

STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!
Frequently Used Forms and Websites:
Declare concentration: (Fill out top and enter new concentration in “advisor use only” box)
Run Degree evaluation/audit:
How to check how other courses transfer to Mason:
Mason Core:

Claudia Borke
Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering
George Mason University
3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7
Fairfax, VA 22030
Student advising: Appointments<>
Forms for undergraduate students:
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