February 17th ,  2020



February 17-22  Engineer’s Week

February 17-18  Pre Career Fair

February 19-20  Spring Career Fair

February 20     Spandan Maiti, PhD

February 21    Alliance Industry Day: Commercialization of University Inventions
                          OLLI Scholarship Deadline

February 23    Spring/Summer 2020 graduation application deadline to be included into commencement program.

February 28  HemoShear application due


Bioengineering Hosts:
Commercialization of University Inventions February 21st, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Mason’s Biggest Career Fair:
February 19th-20th
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SUMMER schedule is on Patriot Web for viewing.
Appointments with your Advisor:
Use the appointment system SSC Campus -

Walk in hours: Ms. Borke will be out from Tuesday Feb. 18th to Feb. 25th (including).
VOTE for your advisor: Deadline: March 1st, 2020



Taking Summer Courses away from Mason? Please fill out a STUDY ELSEWHERE form at your earliest convenience. No class credit without prior approval. The form must include a valid reason of why you can’t take the class at Mason. Unfortunately, financial circumstances won’t be accepted. Deadline at my office April 15th.



BENG 417 is a fall lecture with an abroad experience over winter break in Guatemala and counts as a BIOE technical elective. Students live in home stays and work at remote hospitals paired with students from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Please email Claudia Borke if you are interested in this course. See flyer for more info.



Spring and Summer 2020 Graduates: 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. Graduation process information can be found at




Friday, Feb. 21 | Research Hall, Rm 163 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Hosted by Mason Bioengineering Alliance and the Office of Technology Transfer, this is a great opportunity where attendees can learn from executives from companies like SPGlobal, Carver Global Health Group, TEDCO, Ceres Nanosciences, and more about how to successfully commercialize inventions and innovations. Please register at below link for the event!



[Flyer] Pre Career Fair | Feb. 17 & 18, SUB I, 3400 | Monday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Resume Clinic |

 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Prepare for the Fair | Tuesday, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Resume | 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm: Virtual Resume Clinic              

[Flyer] Career Fair | Feb. 19 & 20 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Johnson Center, Lower Level, Fairfax Campus


BENG Seminar | Spandan Maiti, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Thursday Feb. 20 |
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 AM | Location: Exploratory Hall, Rm L111

CASSBI Seminars: Look for upcoming events here.


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


Patriots for Progress is the theme for this year’s Engineers Week
The Volgenau School of Engineering is hosting events for students, alumni and the community to celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 16-22. Check attached summaries and calendar of events. BIOE students please register every day, so we can win the VSE CUP! Attached is the latest schedule of Engineer’s week.
Kickoff: Tuesday, February 19th at 9:30 am Nguyen Atrium, free Donuts featuring the mayor of Fairfax.

Closing & Awards Announcement: Friday, Feb. 19th @ 12:30 pm, Pizza!
Commercialization of University Inventions following the Awards Ceremony:

We have games, brain teasers, pizza, cake, prizes, snacks, and beverages to be shared by all.  Every registered student will get a special take away as well.  And don’t you want the Engineers Cup in OUR department for 2020?


HEMOSHEAR Therapeutics LLC: Summer Internship
Application Deadline: February 28th at 3pm

Location: Charlottesville, VA

For more information go to Handshake: or go to our website:
BENG UG Research Opportunities: Follow this link or copy and paste this address:
Nanotechnology Intern, The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University
MITRE Summer Internship (various engineering/technology disciplines

SIP in biomedical Research:

Application Deadline: March 1st
Application materials required: web-based application, resume, cover letter, letters of recommendation, list of courses and grades. Internship Duration: 8 weeks starting in May or June (TBD). Eligibility: US or Per. Res.
IMPORTANT: Applicants who submit their materials in the first two weeks have a success rate almost 3 times greater than those who submit during the 2 weeks just before the deadline.

Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh for Summer 2020 (REU):

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].


Summer Campaign Job Opportunities

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer. We are hiring full-time staff, with leadership opportunities available, with offices in over 25 cities across the country this summer, to work on issues like tackling climate change, saving bees from dangerous pesticides, and stopping single-use plastics from polluting our oceans and other waterways.

Stipend: an average of $6000-$8000 for this summer
Find out more and apply at 
*We’ll be on your campus on 2/18-2/20, call us at 303-573-5858 to schedule an interview.


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

Post Doc position at the Hive Lab:

Job Services

Peer Mentor Center | M-TH from 10am – 6pm and F from 10am – 2pm |Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2614

Career Services  |  M & TH 1-3pm | Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2800 or schedule an apt. with

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



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.



Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Scholarship: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Scholarship is a merit scholarship available to Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) transfer students who have shown significant academic achievement and involvement at George Mason University. OLLI will award the recipient of this scholarship $1000.00 applicable to the fall 2020 semester.

Note: Applicants must be a NVCC transfer student with a Mason cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate involvement within the Mason Community. Preference may be given to students with financial aid as verified by Mason’s Financial Aid Office.

SREB – State Doctoral Scholars Program
The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program offers two awards to students who are pursuing Ph.D.s and plan to become college and university professors. 

Doctoral Award - three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s college, university and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend.

Dissertation Award - one-year, $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver), a $500 research allowance and professional development support.

Application materials will be available beginning January 10, 2020. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. EST on March 31.


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


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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


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Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering

George Mason University

3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7

Fairfax, VA 22030


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