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February 27th ,  2020



February 28  HemoShear application due

March 1         NIH SIP application due

March 5        Michael Miller, PhD. Seminar

March 27       Incomplete work due to Instructor


VOTE for your advisor: Deadline in three days! Advising.gmu.edu/vote

Application Deadline for HemoShear TOMORROW!

Summer Registration starts:
MAR 23 - Graduate students and Seniors
MAR 24 - JU, MAR 25 - SO, MAR 26 - FR


Undergraduate NEWS:


FRESHMEN and SOPHOMORE: STARTING Fall 2020, BENG 320 will be a prerequisite for BENG 330/331. Students who plan on taking BENG 230 in fall or spring please open the attached new Fall 2020 curricula. Adjust your schedule, email Claudia Borke if you have questions or see her for advising.



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

Walk in hours: Tuesday Mar. 3rd from 9:30 am – 10:30 am and  Thursday Mar 5th from 2pm-3pm.
VOTE for your advisor: Advising.gmu.edu/vote. 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 and would like to be added to the interest list. See flyer for more info.


BENG Seminar | Michael Miller, Ph.D. | Bessie Darling Massey Professor and Director of Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Thursday Mar. 5 | Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Location: Exploratory Hall, Rm L111

Title: The Neuroimaging Face of Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease

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.


[Flyer] NEW: NIH/FDA Internship/Fellowship
Application Deadline: March 10th, 2020
Project: Designing scalable systems for automated monitoring of mice behavior/activity.

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

Location: Charlottesville, VA

For more information go to Handshake: https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3435983/share_preview or go to our website: https://bioengineering.gmu.edu/why-study-here/student-research-opportunities/industry-clinical-internship
BENG UG Research Opportunities: Follow this link bioengineering.gmu.edu or copy and paste this address: https://bioengineering.gmu.edu/why-study-here/student-research-opportunities/undergraduate
Nanotechnology Intern, The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3116011/share_preview
MITRE Summer Internship (various engineering/technology disciplines https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3255507/share_preview

SIP in biomedical Research: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

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): https://www.herl.pitt.edu/education/undergrad/aspire.


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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 | 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

            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.

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.



SREB – State Doctoral Scholars Program https://www.sreb.org/types-awards
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.



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!

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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/








Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering

George Mason University

3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7

Fairfax, VA 22030



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