Appointments with your Advisor:
Use the appointment system SSC Campus - https://gmu.campus.eab.com/
Walk in hours:
December 16th: 2:00pm-4:00pm, December 18th : 10:30 am – 12:00pm
REGISTRATION: Please read attached
Important Information for Bioengineering Spring 2020 Registration! IMPORTANT CHANGE: Beng 420/520 may not be taught in Fall 2020. Please rearrange your schedules for Spring 2020!
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. 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.
Winter 2019 Graduates: Ceremony is Dec. 19th at Eagle Bank Arena.
Important information about timelines and the entire graduation process can be found at
Spring and Summer 2020 Graduates: Make sure to make an appointment with Claudia Borke to go over degree audit and classes BEFORE Spring
registration. The Spring 2020 graduation application is now available on Patriot Web. Students must apply to graduate by February 23, 2020 to have their names printed in the commencement program. Summer 2020 graduates should
not apply for Spring graduation. Instead, students who apply for Summer graduation between January 29, 2020 and February 23, 2020 will be included in the commencement program.
and MATH 214
need to be passed with a B- and above in the department of bioengineering.
Consider becoming a member of the national
Biomedical Engineering Society. Only $30/ year for student
membership. How to register for the local BMES chapter: Go to Mason 360, search BMES or click on the Groups & Organizations icon which takes you to the BMES page. Click the blue JOIN button. This
is an opportunity to mingle with BIOE students, network, go to conferences, help , fundraise and have fun.
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.
3-Minute Thesis | Mason will be participating in the 3-Minute
Thesis competition . Registration is open and will continue until February 7, 2020.
The 3MT is about effectively communicating your dissertation research to a non-technical audience in 3 minutes or less and with at most one slide. A preliminary round will be
held in the Spring and only the top ten finalists will advance to the final round to be held on
March 27, 2020. Prizes range from $500-$1000.
BENG and CASBBI SEMINARS
Internship Opportunity for Summer 2020 or semester work available at the HIVE lab:
(High-performance Integrated Virtual Environment) is a powerful platform for building genome analysis pipelines. HIVE is the bioinformatics tool used by the FDA to research and evaluate clinical trials and other research, and GWU maintains the only operational
clone of this platform. There are several projects in our group, the flagship project is BioCompute, which aims to standardize the communication of bioinformatic workflows. An instance of a workflow written in the BioCompute format is called a BioCompute Object
(BCO). Currently there are a few potential projects that students can help with:
Build and test next generation sequencing pipelines on Amazon Web Services (AWS) using HIVE, record these pipelines as BCOs, helping to lead training workshops at the FDA to gather feedback and improve the BioCompute specification
(networking opportunity for students), HIVE testing and maintenance, building and testing the BCO Editor (test
version here), building and maintaining our
Skills and abilities needed: Exposure to biology subject matter and a strong desire to learn bioinformatics, or previous work/school experience with bioinformatics. Dedication to a project and the ability to see it through to completion. Problem solving
disposition; a tendency to look for solutions when challenges arise.
Social personality: Students may be asked to learn the software and help the lab show other people how to use it and gather feedback from them. They may even have an opportunity for someone to do some of the speaking at one of these events, depending
on skillset. Strong communication skills required. Database architecture experience. AWS and/or Galaxy work experience
Time: 10 hours per week are preferred during the semester, flexible depending on course load and other responsibilities; mandatory group meeting 11AM-Noon Mondays
Summer: 20 hours per week; mandatory group meeting 11AM-Noon Mondays
Location: GWU Foggy Bottom Campus (Ross Hall, 2300 Eye St. NW)
Please send your resume and a short letter about yourself to:
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Did you have an internship last summer and would like to tell us about it? Is your senior design group on the brink of making a global impact? 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:
Peer Mentor Center
| The peer mentor center is currently closed for the semester
Drop-in hours this week: 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:
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.
University Career Services |
University Career Services has drop-in hours available. Drop-in hours are in SUB I, Room 3400, Monday through Friday from 11-1. You can also schedule
an appointment on Handshake. If you have a quick question, you can stop in for additional drop-in hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:30PM in VSE 2800.
The Volgenau School of Engineering offers several scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students.
The Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Program –
The program is for Vietnamese American students
01/01/20 – 02/15/20: Online portal open for receiving applications
02/16/20 – 04/25/20: Application review and candidate selection for interviews
05/15/20: Scholarship announcement for academic year 2020-2021
06/06/20: Scholarship Award Ceremony
Each scholarship will be
$2000 for Gold Prize and $1000 for Silver Prize. The scholarship is renewable annually for up to 4 years, for students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree