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October 22 ,  2019




October 22           Evening Career Fair

October 23           Cyber Security Tech Talk

October 24           Dr. Sharon Huang

October 25           CASSBI Seminar

October 29           Selective Withdrawal deadline

October 31           Dr. Tyrone Porter

November 1         BMES Movie Night



Spring 2020 registration

Grad students: Nov 5, 2019

Seniors: Nov 7, 2019

Juniors: Nov 11, 2019

Sophomores: Nov 13, 2019
Freshmen: Nov 15, 2019

The schedule will be live on PatriotWeb starting Oct. 7th


Undergraduate NEWS:


Appointments with your Advisor: Use the appointment system SSC Campus -  https://gmu.campus.eab.com/

Walk in hours: Thursday October 24th from 1:30 – 3pm, Friday, October 25th from 1:30 -3:30 pm. Next week: Tuesday October 29th from 2-4pm, Wednesday October 30th from 9:30 -11:30 am and Thursday October 31st from 9 am – 11 am.

The Registrar rolled out the new version of Patriot Web Registration features. Here is a link to help guide you through the new registration process: https://registrar.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/New-Registration-process-update.pdf

IMPORTANT:  Please read attached notes for registration!

SPRING 2020 Registration: Departmental Controls will be on the following classes BENG 214, BENG 230, BENG 241, BENG 320, BENG 330/331, BENG 370/371, BENG 420, meaning you won’t be able to register until we officially lift the controls. This is to prevent students to register without the necessary prerequisites since most grades post in winter break. Controls will be lifted Monday, January 6th at 10 am. Students who need any of these classes to graduate in Spring 2020 email me for an override.

IMPORTANT: Technical Electives Spring 2020:
BENG 240 is only for students following the new 2019 curriculum, BENG 341 only for students following any curriculum BEFORE fall 2019.  Both classes are cross-listed.

Winter 2019 Graduates: Important information about timelines and the entire graduation process can be found at https://registrar.gmu.edu/students/graduation/ .

Spring 2020 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.

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.

Gowns for Grads:

To offer some financial relief, Mason has created the Gowns for Grads Program to make regalia available for our students who are unable to purchase regalia on their own.  If you are a first-generation student, low income, Pell Grant recipient, Stay Mason recipient, affected by the furlough, or cannot afford regalia right now due to financial difficulties, then this program is for you!

Caps and gowns that are provided by the program to students must be returned to the program after the spring ceremonies.  Gowns are borrowed on a first come, first served basis.

For more information and access to the application:


Applications are reviewed three times a semester throughout the application period.  Below are the deadlines for application submission and students will be notified of their status with the program a week after each deadline:

       Round One Deadline: October 25th, 2019

       Round Two Deadline: November 19th, 2019

       Final Deadline: December 2nd, 2019



Evening Career Fair - TODAY

Due to overwhelming demand for #MasonNation talent, employers are coming back to campus for an evening career fair. Please share with students and encourage them to attend. Career Night is Tuesday, October 22 in the Johnson Center with a Resume Studio from 3:00 to 4:45 in the Bistro and the Employer fair from 5:00 to 7:30 in Dewberry Hall.  This event includes a WIDE range of employers hiring for part-time, full-time and internship positions. No registration is required for either event.

This event is directed at students who cannot come to our events from 9-5, but all are welcome. AND Career Services is providing FREE childcare for our students who need it during the fair.

Cyber Security Tech Talk | October 24 | 6:30-8:00 pm | SUB 1 Rm 3400

[Flyer] BMES Movie Night | Saturday | November 1 | 5:00 – 9:30 pm | JC Cinema | Popcorn and drinks will be provided | RSVP is needed | Movie: Crazy Rich Asians

[Flyer] Fall 2019 Peace Corps Prep Program | November 14  | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Research Hall 301

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.

Entire semester BENG seminar series attached.

 [Flyer] Sharon Xiaolei Huang , Ph.D. |Associate Professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, Thursday, Oct. 24 |12:00pm-1:00pm| Exploratory Hall, Room L111

Title: Learning Biomarkers from Biomedical Image Data

[Flyer] Joseph Majdi, M.S | George Mason University, Friday, Oct 25 | 1:00-2:00pm | Krasnow Institute, Room 229

Title: Using Ultrasound to Detect Muscle Fatigue  AND Susannah Engdahl, Ph.D | George Mason University, Friday, Oct 25 | 1:00-2:00pm | Krasnow Institute, Room 229 Title: The relationship between embodiment and functional performance with assistive devices: a discussion of upper limb prostheses 

[Flyer] Tyrone M. Porter , Ph.D. |Boston University, Thursday, Oct. 31 |12:00pm-1:00pm| Exploratory Hall, Room L111

Title: Biomedical applications for ultrasound-triggered exploding nanodroplets


There are two pink water bottles that were left in the Bioengineering Office at Peterson Hall Rm 3100. Please come pick it up if it’s yours.


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[Flyer] Please see attachment with list. Some application deadlines are end of October/ November 1st.

SPOTLIGHT: - Michael Joseph and Sneh Talwar interned this summer at the HIVE Lab at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences: The objective of the High-performance Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE) lab at GWU is to integrate the HIVE platform with a variety of high throughput data analysis tools aimed at standardizing the communication and expression of bioinformatics, glycoinformatics, cancer research, and microbiome analysis data. https://hive.biochemistry.gwu.edu/home

Michael liked how the tasks were related to his interests and that he gained experience in a variety of different fields including Bioinformatics, research, data pipelines, web development and database management. Sneh was able to work on three different projects and learned many different skills, like putting together a research poster, and more general ones for the workplace like doing weekly scrums, and using JIRA for task management. Sneh also learned about different bioengineering related fields like Bioinformatics/web development/and being a research dry-lab environment.

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].



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


Post Doc position at the Hive Lab: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/505298/postdoctoral-scientist-mazumder-lab/

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

Dorothy Hayden -  Industry Advisor for Engineering, Construction, Aerospace, Manufacturing, and Transportation

            Schedule your appointment here: https://careers.gmu.edu/students/make-appointment



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

Click HERE to learn more about the latest info for employers coming to campus and featured internship and job postings.



[Flyer] REU in Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering

          Students majoring in the STEM fields participate in research projects in the exciting and rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and nanotech meet. Students receive hands-on graduate level laboratory research experience and guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors.


[Flyer] Rosetta Commons REU: A Cyberlinked Program in Computational Biomolecular Structure & Design

         Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta Commons software suite includes algorithms for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures. It has enabled notable scientific advances in computational biology, including de novo protein design, enzyme design, ligand docking, and structure prediction of biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes.



The Volgenau School of Engineering offers several scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students.




Contact Us

General Phone: 703-993-5846

Advising - Claudia Borke:703-993-4190

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

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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


STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!

APPOINTMENTS: https://gmu.campus.eab.com/

Frequently Used Forms and Websites:

Declare concentration: http://registrar.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/UCDM.pdf (Fill out top and enter new concentration in “advisor use only” box)

Run Degree evaluation/audit: http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/degree-evaluation/degree-works/

How to check how other courses transfer to Mason: http://admissions.gmu.edu/transfer/transferCreditSearch.asp

Mason Core: http://catalog.gmu.edu/mason-core/