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Weekly Newsletter

May 2th, 2018

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News

Spring 2018 DEGREE CELEBRATION and RECEPTION                                                                                                                                   VSE Graduation 5/17 @ 2pm – Eagle Bank Arena. Please line up no later than 1:15pm in the Parking Lot. Reception will be in the Engineering Building Atrium following the graduation ceremony. Family is welcome!

Academics

Spring 2018 Reading Days Cancelled                                                                                                    Now makeup days for classes cancelled due to inclement weather.   For classes canceled on Friday, March 2, the makeup day is Monday, May 7 (no longer a Reading Day). For classes canceled on Wednesday, March 21, the makeup day is Tuesday, May 8 (no longer a Reading Day). Instructors should contact students directly via Mason email or Blackboard regarding any assignment adjustments for the course.

  Undergraduate NEWS:

Withdrawals are changing for Fall 2018: Starting this fall 2018 the registrar’s office is shortening the course drop period significantly to September 9th and implementing a regular Withdrawal period from 9/10 – 9/30. The regular withdrawal can be repeated as often as necessary, but will show as a W in your transcript. Selective Withdrawal period will start from 10/1 – 10/26, Selective Withdrawal may only be taken 3 times until graduation.

BIOL 213 changes: For students who need BIOL 213 in fall please sign up for the BIOL 213-007 class with Dr. Hoemann. This class is different from the regular BIOL 213 classes and will be mandatory for our BENG students starting this fall 2018.
MATH 203 section: Students who need MATH 203 in Fall 2018 need to sign up for MATH 203-007. Registration for this section won’t be open until mid-April. Mid-April the recitation will be added for Fridays from 9:30 am – 10:20 am. Please email me for an override. This section is mandatory for Bioengineering students.

CHEM 251 (4 credits) is NOW CHEM 271(3 credits) and its lab CHEM 272 (1 credit)

Events

   Seminar:

[FLYER]   The Fabric of the Neocortex: Dr.Andreas Tolias | Thusday, May 17|12pm-1pm| JC room B

 

[FLYER]   Bioengineering Senior Design Demonstrations| Friday, May 4|11am-1pm| Krasnow Great Room

Senior design LIVE demonstrations. Schedule attached.

 

[FLYER]   Bioengineering Graduation Reception | Thursday, May 17|4pm-6pm|Engineering Atrium

Spring 2018 Graduation Reception. Family is welcome!

 

I Am First Stories| Wednesday May 2|6pm-8:30pm|JC Cineman

I Am First Stories is an event that gives first-generation students, graduates and faculty the opportunity to share their stories about how they were able to succeed in their college careers. The goal of this event is to foster a spirit of collegiate excellence within current first-generation college students so that they too may be successful in their pursuit of higher education.

RSVP now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-am-first-stories-tickets-45063564334 

 

OSCAR Celebration| Tuesday May 8|10am-4pm|Center for the Arts

The Celebration of Student Scholarship is Mason's annual university-wide opportunity to see the most outstanding undergraduate research and creative projects at Mason

Oral Presentations 10:00am – 12:00pm

Poster Presentations 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Awards Ceremony 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Career Launch: Prepare for the Fair| Thursday, May 24|12pm-3pm| SUB 1 rm 3400

Career Launch: Come Prepare for the Fair in Three Easy Steps!

Noon - Prepare Your Documents

Learn to write a targeted resume and cover letter for your job or internship!

1 p.m. - Connect with Employers

You only have one chance to make a good first impression; develop a personal pitch and conduct research for better connections

2 p.m. - Get Ready to Interview

Use the STAR technique to enhance your job and internship interviews.

Just In time Fair| Thursday, May 24|3pm-6pm| Dewberry Hall

The Just in Time Hiring Fair connects students, alumni and employers with any positions that may have been added, changed, or remain available from the spring recruiting season.  Employers attending this fair will have immediate job openings that they are looking to fill.

Just in Time Event Details

Internships

  

Jobs

 

Career Services | Engineering Building

By Appointment: 9am-4pm in ENGR 2710

·         Thursday 5/3 – Last day for Spring 2018

By Appointment: 9am-2pm in ENGR 2612

·         Walk-ins: 5-7pm in the Atrium – Ends last day of classes

·         Visit Career Services in SUB I, Room 3400 or call 703-993-2370 to make an appointment. To make an appointment, you must first update your account in HireMason

Hire Mason

https://gmu-csm.symplicity.com/students/

HireMason is the Mason's exclusive internship and job database. Employers that post in HireMason are interested in recruiting Mason students and alumni. HireMason also features on-campus jobs and research positions. Update your profile regularly, set up search alerts, and regularly check for opportunities regionally and nationally.

 

Scholarship

[FLYER]  Scholarship Fulbright US Student Program competition| Deadline: Wednesday, July 1

Grants are available for students to conduct independent research or serve as an English Teaching Assistant abroad for up to one year. U.S. citizenship is required. Interested candidates and those who wish to learn more are invited to attend an information session.  A full schedule of upcoming sessions is attached.  This year for the first time, Fulbright information sessions will be offered in the form of live webinars in addition to in-person sessions held on campus.

Prospective applicants must: (1) attend an information session and (2) thoroughly review the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website us.fulbrightonline.org prior to booking an appointment to discuss their candidacy with the Director of Graduate Fellowships. In order to receive university endorsement of their application, Mason-affiliated applicants must register their application and meet with Dr. Agoston by July 1, 2018, and subsequently meet a campus deadline of September 15, 2018, at 11:59pm. 

 

Dates

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May 2       I am First Stories

May 4       Bioengineering Senior Design Demonstrations

May 8       OSCAR Celebration

May 17     The Fabric of the Neocortex: Dr.Andreas Tolias

May 17     Bioengineering Graduation Reception

May 24     Career Launch: Prepare for the Fair

May 24     Just in time Fair

July 1       Fulbright Scholarship Deadline

 

 

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Contact Us

General Phone: 703-993-5846

Advising - Claudia Borke:703-993-4190

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Website: http://bioengineering.gmu.edu/

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Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering

3102 Peterson Hall Health Services, 1J7

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: (703) 993-4190

Fax: (703) 993-2077

 

STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!

APPOINTMENTS: http://advising.gmu.edu/

Click on the button in the top right corner “GMU SSC Campus”

Frequently Used Forms and Websites:

Declare concentration: http://registrar.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/UCDM.pdf (Fill out top and enter new concentration in “advisor use only” box)

Run Degree evaluation/audit: http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/degree-evaluation/degree-works/

How to check how other courses transfer to Mason: http://admissions.gmu.edu/transfer/transferCreditSearch.asp

Mason Core: http://catalog.gmu.edu/mason-core/

 

Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering

3102 Peterson Hall Health Services, 1J7

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: (703) 993-4190

Fax: (703) 993-2077

 

STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!

APPOINTMENTS: http://advising.gmu.edu/

Click on the button in the top right corner “GMU SSC Campus”

Frequently Used Forms and Websites:

Declare concentration: http://registrar.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/UCDM.pdf (Fill out top and enter new concentration in “advisor use only” box)

Run Degree evaluation/audit: http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/degree-evaluation/degree-works/

How to check how other courses transfer to Mason: http://admissions.gmu.edu/transfer/transferCreditSearch.asp

Mason Core: http://catalog.gmu.edu/mason-core/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering

3102 Peterson Hall Health Services, 1J7

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: (703) 993-4190

Fax: (703) 993-2077

 

STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!

APPOINTMENTS: http://advising.gmu.edu/

Click on the button in the top right corner “GMU SSC Campus”

Frequently Used Forms and Websites:

Declare concentration: http://registrar.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/UCDM.pdf (Fill out top and enter new concentration in “advisor use only” box)

Run Degree evaluation/audit: http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/degree-evaluation/degree-works/

How to check how other courses transfer to Mason: http://admissions.gmu.edu/transfer/transferCreditSearch.asp

Mason Core: http://catalog.gmu.edu/mason-core/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering

3102 Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall, 1J7

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: (703) 993-4190

Fax: (703) 993-2077

 

STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!

APPOINTMENTS: http://advising.gmu.edu/

Click on the button in the top right corner “GMU SSC Campus”

Frequently Used Forms and Websites:

Declare concentration: http://registrar.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/UCDM.pdf (Fill out top and enter new concentration in “advisor use only” box)

Run Degree evaluation/audit: http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/degree-evaluation/degree-works/

How to check how other courses transfer to Mason: http://admissions.gmu.edu/transfer/transferCreditSearch.asp

Mason Core: http://catalog.gmu.edu/mason-core/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering

3102 Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall, 1J7

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: (703) 993-4190

Fax: (703) 993-2077

 

STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!

APPOINTMENTS: http://advising.gmu.edu/

Click on the button in the top right corner “GMU SSC Campus”

Frequently Used Forms and Websites:

Declare concentration: http://registrar.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/UCDM.pdf (Fill out top and enter new concentration in “advisor use only” box)

Run Degree evaluation/audit: http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/degree-evaluation/degree-works/

How to check how other courses transfer to Mason: http://admissions.gmu.edu/transfer/transferCreditSearch.asp

Mason Core: http://catalog.gmu.edu/mason-core/