April 23rd,  2019



April 23     Lockheed Martin Talk

April 25     Dr. Samir Mitragotri, Harvard

April 26     Drs. Matto and Seshaiyer

April 26     Gray – Military Friendly Job Fair

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Graduation - May 16th @ 2pm

Bioengineering reception for graduates and families in Peterson Atrium directly following, 4 - 6pm.


Undergraduate NEWS:


BENG 421/521Tissue Engineering has been rescheduled to MWF at 8:30 am-9:20 am. We have noticed that the registration for our BIOE Technical Electives have been low. Many of the classes will give you a prerequisite error and shouldn’t. So if you can’t register for a Bioengineering class other than the ones listed below please let me know. Even after May 21st, they may give you a prerequisite error due to the new catalog entries.

Controls and Overrides: The following BENG classes for Fall 2019 have controls:

BENG 214, 230, BENG 320, BENG 330/331, BENG 360, BENG 370/371, BENG 420, BENG 391. The controls will be lifted on May 21st at 10 am.

Students who will take BENG 492 in fall 2019 or spring 2020, please email me for an override of BENG 391 (which replaces BENG 491). Students who are graduating in fall and still need BENG 420 please email me as well for an override.

MATH 203 BIOE section: Is mandatory and needs an override from me. Please email [log in to unmask] for an override.

BIOL 213 BIOE section: For BIOE students in fall 2019, includes additional material in preparation of higher BENG classes.

Want to take a 5XX class? You need to fill out this form and have your instructor sign. Then bring it to our office:

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

Walk ins Week of April 22nd: April 24th from 1:30pm – 3:00 pm. Many appointments available now.Please make use of the walk ins. They can also be looked up on Navigate.

May and August 2019 Graduates: Important information about timelines and the entire graduation process can be found at

Class Changes for Fall 2019 DUE to new curriculum implementation. Please see REVISED equivalency sheet attached.


Lockheed Martin Systems Tech Talk | April 23rd, TODAY | 5:00-6:45 pm SUB I 3400. Join representatives from Lockheed Martin for pizza and a technical talk focused on contemporary topics in systems engineering

Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair | April 26th | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Waterford in Springfield, VA. Interview face-to-face with representatives from dozens of great companies, including Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen, Inter-Con Security Systems, U.S. Postal Service, Leidos, LMI, AAFES, Kearney & Company, Preferred Systems Solutions, Edward Jones, Assured Consulting Services, and many more.  See all the companies registered-to-date at

Parking is free. Business attire recommended. Bring many copies of your resume.  Be sure to research the companies in advance, including contacting people you know who are working there and asking for their assistance in matching your skills and experience with their open jobs. For more information and to register for the event (it's free to all job seekers), visit By pre-registering and uploading your resume, you'll receive the job fair employer directory in advance and give the participating companies early access to your credentials.

Patriot Pitch – Spring 2019 | May 3rd | 1:00-4:00 pm MIX@Fenwick, To our BIOE entrepreneurs: Patriot Pitch, Spring 2019 ( is the sixth edition of a business idea competition organized by the Laboratory for IT Entrepreneurship (LITE), previously named PITCH IT. The competition is open to all teams with at least one Mason student.


[FLYER] Dr. Samir Mitragotri | Hiller Professor of Bioengineering, Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute, Harvard University,

Thursday, April 25th |12pm-1:00pm| Krasnow, Room 229

Title: Understanding and Overcoming Biological Barriers for Drug Delivery

Drs. Holly Matto & Padmanabhan Seshaiyer | Professors, Social Work and Mathematics

Friday, April 26th |1:00pm| Krasnow, Room 229

Dr. Biswartup Mukherjee | Research Faculty, Bioengineering

Friday, May 3rd |1:00pm| Krasnow, Room 229

[FLYER] Dr. Joshua Plotkin | Stony Brook University, Thursday, May 9th |12pm-1:00pm| Krasnow, Room 229

Title: Dendritic synaptic integration in striatal spiny projection neurons and compulsive behaviors

Dr. Luke Osborn | Johns Hopkins University

Friday, May 10th |1:00pm| Krasnow, Room 229




[FLYER] Biomedical engineering Research for Active military and Veterans (BRAVe): 10-week summer research program | Application Deadline 4/25/2019

The Biomedical engineering Research for Active military and Veterans (BRAVe) program at the University of Texas at San Antonio is a 10-week summer research program that engages undergraduate students in research relevant to medical needs of active duty military or veterans. This program is open to civilian, veterans and active duty military who are currently undergraduate students.

The program is 10 weeks, from early June to August. Students will receive a stipend, an option for housing support and support for travel to and from San Antonio. In addition, students will receive support for travel to the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society


[FLYER] How to build a resume in USAJOBS: Since building a resume is very important, this is a guide that will help you build one effectively step by step.

Are you doing an internship this summer, were you accepted to a special program? LET US KNOW. We want to know what you do!

Do you have a Linkedin account? Check out what Linked in can do for you:


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

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Career Services  |Nguyen Engineering Building ENGR 2800| Mondays and Wednesdays: Dorothy Hayden is our newest Industry Advisor in University Career Services. She will be working with Mason students interested in working in all engineering fields, as well as construction, manufacturing & transportation, and employers in these industries

                  Scheduled Appointments all day Monday and Wednesday, ENGR 2800:


                  Drop-ins: 2:30-4:30 pm Thursday ENGR 2800

                  Other times: SUB I 3400


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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

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Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering

George Mason University

3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7

Fairfax, VA 22030


Student advising: Appointments




Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering

George Mason University

3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7

Fairfax, VA 22030


Student advising: Appointments




Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering

George Mason University

3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7

Fairfax, VA 22030


Student advising: Appointments