Feb  12th,  2019



Feb 13      CNF CTECH KEP PARADIM REU Deadline

Feb 12      Last Day to Drop Classes NO REFUND

Feb 14      Conversation Partners deadline

Feb 15      VCU REU deadline

Feb 15      Vanderbilt NSF REU deadline

Feb 15      Three Minute Thesis Deadline

Feb 15      Wake Forest Internship Deadline

Feb 20      Career Fair

Feb 21      Career Fair

March 1   Binghamton REU NSF Deadline  

March 1   Penn State STCSI Deadline

March 15   MESA deadline


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SUMMER SCHEDULE in UP for viewing:

Registration -  Graduate students & Seniors: Mar25, Juniors: Mar26, SO: Mar27, FR: Mar28



Feb 12 – Last Day to Drop classes NO REFUND

Feb 22 – Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation


Undergraduate NEWS:


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

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

SUMMER CLASSES AT HOME: Are you considering taking a class or two at home. Please fill out a STUDY ELSEWHERE form at your earliest convenience. No class credit without prior approval. Deadline at my office April 15th.

Gowns for Grads - lends commencement regalia to students that are unable to purchase their own cap and gown.  The Spring 2019 Gowns for Grads application is now open. New this semester is an option for anyone affected by the furlough to apply for the program.  Students can go to to apply.  The deadline is May 6, 2019 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Any questions can be directed to [log in to unmask] or to Adrienne Thompson, at [log in to unmask]. 


Engineer’s Week| February 18th Kick-off | 12pm in Atrium with Dean Ball

[FLYER] MESA 2019 | Deadline March  15th | See flyer for information sessions

Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator: Apply for this exceptional 8-week business acceleration program

More info

Career Fair: Feb 20-21| Dewberry Hall -


[FLYER] Dr. Yun Chen | Thursday, February  14th |12pm-1pm| Krasnow room 229

Topic: Developing a multi-scale toolbox to study biophysical effects on phenotypes and behaviors of the cells

Dr. John Medaglia | Thursday, February  15th |11am-12pm| Merten Hall, room 1203, Research seminar

Title: Toward Cognitive Neuroengineering for Cognitive Control Systems

|3pm-4pm| Merten Hall, room 1203, Teaching seminar

Title: How Bioengineering Can Enhance Basic and Translational Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Health Administration offers:

[FLYER] Dr. Siddhartha Sikdar | Wednesday, February  20th |12pm-1:30pm| Merten Hall 1202

Topic: Transdisciplinary Research on Chronic Disability

Dr. Tyrus Berry | Thursday, February  21st |12pm-1pm| Krasnow, Room K229

Title: Overcoming Model Uncertainty: Integrating machine learning tools into parametric models

More Events
Working Abroad Workshop | Thursday, February  7th |12:30pm-1:30pm| SUB I room 3400

The Office of International Program and Services and Career Services are hosting a Working Abroad Workshop to educate students about the various benefits and opportunities on campus to prepare students who might be interested in pursuing opportunities that have a global reach. Please register here:

[FLYER] Peace Corp Prep | Starting, February  20th |see flyer for other dates and locations

Peace Corp information sessions. Mason has a program with the Peace Corp focusing on language, experience, and leadership.

[FLYER] Get Clearance Ready | Starting, February  11th |see flyer for other details

Want to work for federal agencies or contractors, but not sure what it takes to get hired? Come to our seminar and we can help you.

2019 First Gen Leadership Summit | March  2nd |10am-4pm| Merten Hall, Hazel Conference Room

For more info and to RSVP, visit: The deadline to register is February 22nd. Questions, contact Lisa Snyder, Associate Director for Leadership Education and Development at [log in to unmask].


REU at VCU for Bioengineers | Deadline February 15th, 2019| Undergrad| Summer 2019

Announcing 10 undergraduate student openings for a 10 week Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates centered in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond,VA. Students will work on biomedical engineering research projects under the supervision of faculty. Research projects will involve experimental and computational approaches to mechanobiology in the areas indicated below. Students will participate in a weekly meeting where research ethics and mechanobiology techniques will be presented. Students will be required to participate in one outreach activity to K-12 student or teachers during the summer. Students will also present their own research findings at the end of the summer This program is sponsored by the VCU College of Engineering and the NSF.

Competitive stipends will be offered plus on-campus housing will be covered if needed. The program will run for 10 weeks beginning May 28th, 2019.

Application Link:

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:

Mason Conversation Partners | Deadline February 14th ,2019

Are you looking for ways to get more involved this semester? I invite you to sign up for Mason Conversation Partners where you will be paired with an INTO Mason international student. This is an opportunity for you to gain communication and cross cultural skills while being a mentor to this student as you help them practice English and show them Mason culture. We ask that you meet with your partner once a week for at least one hour. If you are interested please sign up by Thursday February 14. You will be emailed the following week with your partner assignments. There will also be a Kick Off Event on Monday February 18 as an opportunity to meet your partner and everyone else participating in the program. Let me know if you have any questions.

Link to sign up:

[FLYER]  East Carolina University NSF Research REU | Starting February 15th ,2019| Undergrad| Summer 2019

NSF-funded REU site on Biomedical Engineering in Simulations, Imaging, and Modeling (BME-SIM). Starting February 15th, 2019, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

·         Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering

·         U.S. Citizen or permanent resident


·         $5,000 stipend

·         travel reimbursement, meal plan

·         Room and board

Please visit: ( Any questions to Stephanie George  [log in to unmask].

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.

[FLYER]  Vanderbilt University NSF Research | Deadline February 15th ,2019| Undergrad| Summer 2019

Summer 2019 NSF REU program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Vanderbilt University. The application deadline is February 15th.  The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering.


·         Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering

·         U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

·         Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply


·         $5,000 stipend

·         $500 travel allowance

·         Room and board

Please visit: for more information or to apply.

[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):

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

[FLYER]  Binghamington University NSF Research REU | Deadline March 1th ,2019| Undergrad| Summer 2019

Binghamton University's NSF REU program offers undergraduates intensive multidisciplinary hands-on research and professional development training in integrated biomedical translational science and technology development..


·         Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering

·         U.S. Citizen or permanent resident


·         $5,000 stipend

·         $450 travel allowance

·         Room and board

Please visit:

Penn State College of Engineering STCSI | Deadline March 1th ,2019| Undergrad| Summer 2019

Penn State's College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development are offering the Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute (STCSI), sponsored by the American Heart Association. To be considered, undergraduate students must have a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science, have completed more than 60 credits, and have a GPA average of 3.25 or higher. Stipend: $4,000. For more information check here.



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[FLYER]  2019/2020 Peer Academic Advisor Applications Open | Application Deadline March 8th ,2019|

Find more information on the job and application in the flyer.


Job Services

Peer Mentor Center | ENGR 2614| Mo-Th: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Fr: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come and sign up for free tutoring. For more information click here.

[FLYER] Career Services  |Nguyen Engineering Building ENGR 2901| Mondays and Tuesdays – Come and speak to our Industry Advisor!

Thursday: Appointments 9:30am  – 2pm, ENGR 2812

Drop-ins: 2:30 – 4:30pm, ENGR 2812.. Schedule Industry Advising appointments on, or by calling 703-993-2370 (Pay attention to location – Engineering building or SUB I)

General drop-in hours are also available in SUB I 3400, Monday through Friday, 11-1


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Scholarship/ Contests Scholarships for Student Care Givers:  Deadlines vary

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:


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

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Claudia Borke

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Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering

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