Dec.  17th,  2018



Dec 18      Center for Neural Informatics Seminar

Dec 20      Winter Graduation

Dec 31 scholarship deadlines

Jan 12       Harvard-MIT Summer Deadline

Jan 28       NSF and UMD Deadline

Jan 31       Frankel Cardiovascular Center Deadline

Feb 1         Dean’s Video Contest

Feb 13      CNF CTECH KEP PARADIM REU Deadline

Feb 15      Three Minute Thesis Deadline

Feb 15      Wake Forest Internship Deadline


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Winter Graduation: Thursday, Dec. 20th @ 2pm
Graduates should arrive in regalia 1 hour prior to the ceremony start time.
Enter EagleBank Arena through the lower-level loading dock entrance and go to the floor seating area.

Happy Hour for graduates TODAY 12/17 @6pm at Brion’s Grille.


Undergraduate NEWS:


Appointments with your Advisor: Use the appointment system SSC Campus -

NEW CURRICULUM in Fall 2019: Please check your emails from your advisor. The new curriculum will affect current Sophomores and Freshmen for spring 2019. Those who are NOT in the BMPH concentration and have registered for CHEM 212/214 in Spring, please email Claudia Borke. She will check your transcript and potentially modify your spring schedule.

Departmental Controls: The following courses have departmental controls for Spring 2019 which will be lifted on January 7th. Nobody will be able to register for the classes until then. Seniors graduating in Spring/Summer 2019 who still need to take BENG 420, please email [log in to unmask] for an early override.

·         BENG 220 (and Recitations)

·         BENG 301/302

·         BENG 304

·         BENG 313

·         BENG 320 (and Recitations)

·         BENG 380 (and Recitations)

·         BENG 381

·         BENG 420

MATH 203-006 and its recitation (301), Spring 2019, is our special Bioengineering section and mandatory for our declared students. Please email Claudia Borke for an override.

Mason Core English Composition: The English department requires students to take the Literature Elective BEFORE English 302. No exceptions even in the last semester.

[FLYER] **NEW COURSE** GCH-205 Global Health Engineering: If you are still looking for a global understanding option to satisfy  Mason core in Spring 2019, Dr. Nathalia Peixoto, Dr. Shani Ross and three other professors in Global Health Engineering are developing an Engineering Global Health course.  It is actually the same GCH 205 Global Health course but incorporates engineering design approaches to develop solutions to global health problems.  Engineering, global health and other students would work on multidisciplinary teams to explore certain global health problems and develop solutions to them.

BMES – do you want to be part of the Mentor Mentee program? The link below is a survey to the BMES Mentor Mentee Survey. It will help our local chapter to correctly pair up the students.


Center for Neural Informatics Seminar | Tuesday, December  18th |12pm-1pm| Krasnow Room 229

Abstract: Inspired by the tremendous success of deep generative models on generating continuous data like image and audio, in the most recent year, deep graph generative learning is becoming a promising domain which focuses on generating discrete data such as graphs. They are typically unconditioned generative models which have no control on modes of the graphs being generated. Going beyond that, in this presentation, we will talk about a new problem named Deep Graph Translation: given an input graph, we want to infer a target graph based on their underlying (both global and local) translation mapping.

Speaker's bio: Dr. Liang Zhao is an assistant professor at George Mason University. He got his PhD degree from Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech in the United States. His research interests include big data mining, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, with particular emphasis on sparse feature learning, social event forecasting, text mining, heterogeneous network modeling, and deep learning on graphs. He received the CRII award from National Science Foundation in 2018. He is named as the one of the "Top 20 Data mining Rising Star in the world" by Microsoft Academic Search in 2016.


NSF and UMD | Deadline January 28th, 2019| Undergrad| Summer 2019

The University of Maryland’s Fischell Department of Bioengineering, with support from the National Science Foundation, is offering exciting research opportunities in bioengineering for undergraduates who are interested in exploring new approaches to engineering cells, tissues, and organs. Additional information is available online. Please contact REU program co-directors Dr. Ian White and Dr. Kimberly Stroka at [log in to unmask] with any questions.

[FLYER] Frankel Cardiovascular Center | Deadline January 31st ,2019| Undergrad| Summer 2019

University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Fellowship program supports undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. More information here:

University of Rochester | Deadline February 15th ,2019| Undergrad| Summer 2019

The Biomedical Engineering Department at Wake Forest University will offer 10-week summer undergraduate research opportunities in 2019. Students selected for this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will receive a stipend and on-campus housing.

Research Experience  2019 CNF CTECH KEP PARADIM REU| Deadline 8pm February 13th ,2019| Undergrad

During the summer of 2019,  Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF), Center for Transportation, Environment & Community Health (CTECH), Keeping the Ezra Promise (KEP), and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) -- will sponsor Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply (see restrictions and eligibility requirements below) to the CNF, KEP and PARADIM Programs. Participants receive a $5,000 stipend, plus housing and reasonable travel expenses. More information:

[FLYER] Wake Forest University REU Internship| Deadline February 15th ,2019| Undergrad|Summer 2019

The Biomedical Engineering Department at Wake Forest University will offer 10-week summer undergraduate research opportunities in 2019. The program is accepting applications until February 15, 2019 (see attached flyer and link to apply):

[FLYER] Harvard-MIT Summer Institute at MGH: HST-Wellman Summer Institute for Biomedical Optics  |Deadline 8pm January 12th ,2019| Undergrad

The HST-Wellman Summer Institute for Biomedical Optics provides undergraduate student participants with research experience in the field of biomedical optics.

Application requirements include an application form, official transcripts from undergraduate institutions attended, and two letters of recommendation.

Learn more:

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[FLYER] Internships –Start looking for internships now and check out attached file.

For internships abroad - check online with the Global Education Office or make an appointment with me.



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Job Services

[FLYER] Career Services  |Nguyen Engineering Building ENGR 2901| Mondays and Tuesdays – Come and speak to our Industry Advisor! Closed during break and services starting on 1/22 again, drop in hours stay the same.

Monday: Appointments 9:30 am – 4pm, ENGR 2612

Resume review 5-6pm, room ENGR 2601

Drop-ins: 6-7pm, ENGR 2901

Thursday: Appointments 9:30am  – 2pm, ENGR 2612

Drop-ins: 2:30 – 4:30pm, ENGR 2612



Mason’s source for jobs, internships, workshops, & career fairs.

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.
ŕ What does Engineering look like?
ŕ What changes have been implemented?
ŕ 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. Scholarships for Student Care Givers:  Earliest deadline: December 31st

More and more high school and college students are taking on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones. To help support these students, has made available scholarships that can provide financial assistance. There are 12 different scholarships listed.

More information:


Dean’s Video Contest:  deadline: February 1st 2019

Dean Ken Ball is hosting a video contest this winter. First prize is $500, second is $250. Other prizes will go to some of the best submissions.

Engineering undergraduates, master’s students, and PhD candidates¬ can participate alone or in teams. Student teams must include at least one person from Mason Engineering, but students from other schools can participate as well.

Here are the rules:

Submit a video (at most 60 seconds) that either:

Tells a compelling story about an engineering project you did or are doing at Mason; or

Captures viewers’ imagination by illustrating how “The Future of Engineering Is Here.”

We will announce the winners and award prizes during Engineers Week.

How to enter:

·         Decide which track you will enter

·         Create your video

·         Upload your video on YouTube

·         Submit your video by email to [log in to unmask]

with the subject line: 60-second video track 1 or 60-second video track 2.

Include the names and program majors of the team members and the YouTube url in the body of the email.

Entries must be received by noon on February 1, 2019. Winners will be announced during Engineer’s Week 2019.


Three Minute Thesis (3MT®):  Application deadline: TIME Sensitive-Registration capped at 50 students

Open now-February 15th, 2018 |PHD LEVEL

3MT® is a research communication competition where PhD students present their doctoral research to a non-specialist audience using only one single visual aid—all in three minutes. This exercise encourages graduate students to think about their research from an outsider’s perspective, hones their presentation skills, and provides a forum for a cross-disciplinary exchange of exciting ideas and information. 1st Place=$1000, 2nd place=$750, 3rd place=$500

For more information:


Contact Us

General Phone: 703-993-5846

Advising - Claudia Borke:703-993-4190

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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


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