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Weekly Newsletter

May  23rd, 2018

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WELCOME BACK TO FALL 2018

News

Students, if you haven’t done so already please connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.                                                                                                                                  

Deadlines
IMPORTANT: For undergrads who have failed a course twice and need to repeat the third time, please make sure to sign up for the third attempt in Fall 2018 to avoid being terminated from the school. For more information please see here under Termination of Major and make an appointment with Mrs. Borke: https://catalog.gmu.edu/colleges-schools/engineering/#requirementspoliciestext

Academics

  Undergraduate NEWS:

 

MATH 203-007 Students - The MATH 203-007 recitation is not listed on Patriot web, but is mandatory! It meets Fridays from 9:30 am – 10:20 am in Exploratory Hall, Room 4107.

Have you registered for your courses yet? Please do it NOW!

Withdrawals are changing for Fall 2018: https://registrar.gmu.edu/drop-withdrawal-deadlines-faqs/
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.

Events

  

 New Student Convocation: | Friday, Aug. 24|8:30am-10:30am| Eagle Bank Arena

 

 [FLYER]  PhD Orientation| Friday, Aug. 24|11am-1:30pm| Krasnow Room 222

Attendance: 1st year graduate required, 2nd year recommended

Transfer Takeoff: | Th, Aug. 30|2pm-4pm| SUB I Patriot’s Lounge;

Various campus-resources offices will table to encourage early connections for on-going support services and to take care of last-minute star-of-term business.

Ice Cream Social: | Wed, Sept. 5|2pm-4pm| VSE Atrium;

Tickets available in the Bioengineering Office with Ms. Richards – Peterson Hall, Suite 3100

Transfer Nation: | Th, Sept. 6|11:30pm-1:00pm| Corner Pcket, The HUB;

Advisors and transfer students are invited to come mingle and enjoy lunch and free games in the Corner Pocket

Transfer Career Coffee: | We, Sept. 12|2:30pm-4:30pm| SUB I Patriot’s Lounge;

This casual coffee hour is an opportunity for transfer students to network with Career Services staff and other members of the Mason community on career-related topics.

Internships

  

Jobs

Handshake

handshake.gmu.edu

Mason’s new source for jobs, internships, workshops & career fairs. Please make yourselves a profile and check it out.

 

Scholarship/ Contests

ASEE’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Video Contest| Deadline: Registration by December 1st; Submission by February 1st.

Students are asked to create a video that shows where engineering education will be in 25 years.
The scene: You are 25 years into your career as faculty, dean, chair, provost or president at your dream university.
     
à What does Engineering look like?
    
à What changes have been implemented?
    
à What does the student body look like? How are classes taught?
Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students are encouraged to submit a 90-second video where you creatively explore these topics. The winning video will be shown at the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa and the winning team (up to two people) will win a trip to the conference, along with $3000. More details at the 125th Anniversary Website.

Dates

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Aug 24     New Student Convocation

Aug 24     PhD Orientation

Aug 30     Transfer Take-off

Sep 5       Ice Cream Social

Sep 6       Transfer Nation

Sep 12     Transfer Career Coffee

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

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