September 18 ,  2019



September 16-20  Government Week

September 19     Women Building Bio

                               Dr. McConnell

September 20     CASBBI Seminar

September 22     Suit-up Mason

September 26     Dr. Darwin R. Reyes

September 30     Prepare for the Fair

September 30     Resume Clinic

October 1             Resume Clinic

October 2-3         Fall 2019 Career Fair

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BMES twitter: @BmesGmu

Fall 2019 Career Fair

October 2nd- 3rd, 2019

Dewberry Hall



Undergraduate NEWS:


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

Walk ins: September 26th from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.

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

Spring 2019 Graduates: Make sure to make an appointment with Claudia Borke to go over degree audit and classes BEFORE Spring registration.

MATH 114 and MATH 214 need to be passed with a B- and above in the department of bioengineering.

New curriculum in Fall 2019: Students in catalog years before Fall 2019 please check attached equivalency sheet.

BMES: Consider becoming a member of the national Biomedical Engineering Society. Only $30/ year for student membership. To become a member of our local chapter please email Holly To, our BMES president - [log in to unmask]. This is an opportunity to mingle with BIOE students, network, go to conferences, help , fundraise and have fun. You need to provide Holly with your BMES membership number and expiration date.

Mason Student Services Center is now the first stop and central resource for any questions related to

·         Registration and academic records

·         Enrollment

·         Financial Aid

·         Billing and Student Accounts


[Flyer] Pre-Career Fair Preparation | Preparation is crucial! Come join us and get the most out of the career fair by attending our prep events | Sept. 22 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm | Suit-up Mason | JC Penney, Fair Oaks Mall

                                                       Sept. 30 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm | Prepare for the Fair | SUB I, 3B

                                                       Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 | Resume Clinic | SUB I Rm 3400| Mon. 11:00 – 5:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                    Tues. 1:00 – 7:00 pm

                                                                                                                                    Virtual | Tues. 4:00 – 11:00 pm

[Flyer] Fall 2019 Career Fair | Oct. 2-3 | 11:00 – 4:00 pm | Dewberry Hall, JC          

[Flyer] Fall 2019 Peace Corps Prep Program | September 16 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Research Hall 301

                                                                   |   October  15   |      2:00 – 3:00 pm       |  Research Hall 301

                                                                   | November 14  | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Research Hall 301

Women Building Bio | September 19th |Spend the day with innovative entrepreneurs, professionals, and industry leaders at the 2019 Women Building Bio event. Discover opportunities to help you navigate through a rapidly evolving modern industry & gain access to cutting edge technologies and tools

Mindfulness/Meditation session | Tuesdays | 12:00-12:45pm | JC Rm 234 | Come and join the Mason community for an opportunity to pause, breather, relax, and be in a kind, supportive, loving space.

[Flyer] Mason Honor Committee | Join the Mason Honor Committee to get involved and build some great skills. This is also an opportunity for you to provide service to the university while enhancing your resume!


Entire semester BENG seminar series attached.

[Flyer] CASBBI Seminar 2019 |Dr. Allison Jack| September 20 | 1:00 pm – 2:00pm| Krasnow 229

Title: Sex Differences in the Social Brain: Insights from Autism

[FLYER] George McConnell, Ph.D. | Steven Institute of Technology Hoboken, Thursday Sept. 19th | 12:00pm-1:00pm| Exploratory Hall, Rm L111

Title: Reliably Targeting Deep Brain Stimulations Sweet Spots to Treat Gait Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease

[Flyer] Dr. Darwin R. Reyes, Ph.D. | National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) , Thursday, Sept. 26th |12:00pm-1:00pm| Exploratory Hall, Room L111
Title: Integrating Electronic Manipulation and Measurement Tools for Co-cultures/ Organ-on-a-Chip system




SPOTLIGHT: BIOE Senior Ranya Al-Rawi

Ranya was the Deloitte Scholarship recipient in Fall 2018. Here is what she wrote for the newsletter about her experience:

I applied to the Deloitte Scholarship that was offered to Mason's Bioengineering junior students in fall 2018. The scholarship was supported by Deloitte consulting. It was based on academics mostly. I also had to write an essay that discussed my goals for junior year, short and long term career goals, outside activities that involve the community. About 5 months after I submitted my application, I was contacted by the Deloitte on campus recruiter to schedule an interview for the scholarship with a technology consulting senior manager from Deloitte. The interview went well. I was asked about my goals, challenges I had to face and how I overcame them, future plans after graduation, new things I am currently interested in, my strengths and weaknesses. The key is to be yourself and give honest answers since the interviewer wants to know the applicant better. Which is exactly what I did and my interviewer made it a very enjoyable 20 minute conversation. 


After the interview, I received an invitation to apply for the Deloitte summer externship that lasts 2 days in the Rosslyn office in Arlington. This externship is offered for rising seniors who are interested in technology consulting and are graduating in May 2020. I did 2 interviews to be accepted for the externship program, one was a behavioral interview and the other one was a case interview, where I had a case given to me and I had to discuss a solution with my interviewer within a 30 min time frame. The externship was a unique experience. We were a total of 20 rising seniors from universities from all over the states. We did mostly group activities, one of them involved a case competition. Most of us, have engineering/ economics background so we used our problem solving skills to introduce a solution to a panel formed by representatives from Deloitte.” 

Deloitte Scholarship application 2019 will be posted beginning of October in the newsletter.

Did you have an internship this summer and would like to tell us about it? Please email a short summary, picture and a confirmation for information release: [log in to unmask].


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Job Services

Peer Mentor Center | More information to come

Career Services  |  Drop-in hours:  Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 pm | VSE Room 2800

                                                                                  Monday through Friday from 11:00-1:00 pm | SUB I Room 3400

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Sydney Chakalos, Assistant Director of Graduate Marketing & Recruiting at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, will be in Fairfax to host Coffee Chats this Thursday.

Coffee Chats

Thursday, September 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

De Clieu Coffee & Sandwiches, 10389 Main St.

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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

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