May 13th ,  2020



MAY 12-20 Use form for alternate grading scale

MAY 20   Grading option deadline

MAY 20   Virtual Graduation for Bioengineers from 2pm – 3pm

MAY 29  QSE Registration Deadline



BIOENGINEERING SPRING/SUMMER GRADUATES: Send us your pictures for the Virtual Graduation on May 20th.

FALL Registration continues this week!


Undergraduate NEWS:



Grading Options for Spring 2020 semester: Please read the Q&As in the end, they will answer all of your immediate questions:
Instructions for Changing Grade Mode from now until May 20th: and select Change of Grade Mode Request. This is a dynamic form which is directly processed by the registrar’s office.


Appointments with your Advisor:
All scheduled advising appointments will be online. Use the appointment system SSC Campus -, choose Virtual and Bioengineering Major advising. WebEx link: Download the app to your desktop. Once you make an appointment with me in SSC Campus I will send you an invitation. You can also email me.

Virtual Coffee Chat: Friday from 2:00 – 2:30 pm.. Webex:           

Office Hours: Friday, May 15th from 2:30 – 3:30pm. Webex: | 319973460 , first come first serve, your virtual lobby will be the waiting room.


MATH 114 and MATH 214 and the alternate grading scale:

With the implementation of the new grading scale option, the department of Bioengineering decided to waive the B- prerequisite in MATH 114 and/or MATH 214 for students choosing the XS (Extraordinary Circumstances – Satisfactory) option for spring 2020. This will also apply to students retaking the course.


FRESHMEN: 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.

SPRING 2020 Graduation for Bioengineers:
Date: May 20th, Time: 2pm-3pm, Location: Virtual
Bioengineering graduating seniors: Send in your pictures to our department [log in to unmask]

Mindfulness/Meditation session
| Online Mo-W  12-12:30pm and Th-Fr 12-12:20 pm WEBEX meeting number:, Meeting Number: 643418425 Password: Gmi4YX2pF5s. Come and join the Mason community for an opportunity to pause, breathe, relax, and be in a kind, supportive, loving space.

BENG Seminar |

CASSBI Seminars: Look for upcoming events here.                                                                                          

BMES: Election Outcomes: President: Antarjot Kaur, Vice President of Extracurricular Activities and Events: Abdulaziz Alaraini, Vice President of Communications: Holly To, Treasurer: Renae Bitor, Marketer: Allison Wells, Secretary: Xander Boit


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


Have you checked out our new alumni page:
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 or you would like to share your lab experience here in the newsletter? Please email a short summary, picture and fill out the attached release form and send to: [log in to unmask].


NAVSEA Carderock is hosting a career fair through May 15th and is collecting resumes for opportunities. If you have questions about applying you can reach out directly to the employer. Resumes are being accepted here:

The Carderock Division consists of approximately 2000 scientists, engineers and support personnel. We are the Navy's experts for maritime  technology. The Division houses world-class facilities and laboratories at several sites across the country. We are accepting resumes now at - Carderock POC is Lisa A. Harden, Staffing & Classification Branch Head  at 301-227-2069, or [log in to unmask].

(This employer is requesting your resume and unofficial transcripts. Unofficial transcripts can be found in your PatriotWeb.)

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

Job Services

Peer Mentor Center | Services will resume March 23rd  on the existing schedule but online via WebEx. Access instructions will be provided by VSE Undergraduate Student Services: M-TH from 10am – 6pm and F from 10am – 2pm |

University Career Services | University Career Services is now virtual. You can also schedule an appointment on Handshake.

Major/Career Exploration and Job/Internship Search Assistance:
Schedule a phone or video chat appointment through Handshake

Resume Reviews: Email your resume or cover letter for review, along with the position description of the job for which you're applying, to [log in to unmask] 

Workshops and Employer Events: Check the calendar in Handshake for virtual career events

Top Three Digital Career Resources:

With your Mason Net ID and password you have complete access to premium digital platforms designed to augment your career readiness preparation. Here are the top three we recommend:

  • InterviewStream: the perfect tool for a practice interview
  • Vault: your go-to resource for employer and industry research
  • LinkedIn Learning: a seemingly endless stream of educational programs, including certifications


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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Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

EMAIL: [log in to unmask]

PHONE: 703-993-4190,  Leave message 24/7 and I will return your call


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Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering

George Mason University

Volgenau School of Engineering

3102 Peterson Hall

4400 University Drive, MS 1J7

Fairfax, VA 22030

EMAIL: [log in to unmask]

PHONE: 703-993-4190,  Leave message 24/7 and I will return your call







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