March 3 ,  2020



March 5        Michael Miller, PhD, Seminar

March 6        Tara Chaplin, PhD, Seminar

March 7-15  Spring Break

March 27      Incomplete work due to Instructor

APRIL            FALL 2020 Registration starts, please make advising appointments now, before they fill up.


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ENGH 302 sections for BIOE:

Natural Science and Multidisciplinary ONLY

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


Undergraduate NEWS:


MASON STUDENT SERVICES CENTER: Starting March 9th this Center (bottom floor of SUB I) will manage all walk-in traffic for the Registrar’s office. This includes transactions such as transcript pick-up, specialized verifications, and form/document drop-offs.


GRADUATING SPEECH AUDITION:  VSE Degree Celebration Speaker Search – Are you a graduating Mason senior who would like to speak at the Spring 2020 VSE Degree Celebration?  Check out the DC Speaker 2020 attachment to sign up and audition.


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 -

Walk in hours: Thursday Mar 5th from 2pm-3pm and Thursday March 12th from 2:30 – 4pm. I only had one walk in today! I will be out from Monday March 9th to Wednesday March 11th including.



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: Tara Chaplin, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, Psychology, GMU, Friday Mar. 6 | Time: 1:00 - 2:00PM | Krasnow, Rm 229. Title: Effects of family environment on Adolescent substance use: Bio-behavioral mechanisms

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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, breathe, relax, and be in a kind, supportive, loving space.


REU – ASPIRE PROGRAM: The Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh is currently accepting applications for the REU-ASPIRE program.  Information can be found here: 

BENG UG Research Opportunities: Follow this link or copy and paste this address:


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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
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

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Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering

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