September 22th, 2020



Sept 14 – Nov 14     Virtual Interviewing

Sept 21-25  Government Week

Sept 24   BMES Workshop: 3D Modeling and printing

Sept 24   Ambika Bajpayee, Ph.D.

Oct 1       Jonia Alshiek, Ph.D.,
                 S Abbas Shobeiri, MD.

Oct 5-6   Resume clinic

Oct 7       Prepare for the Fair Workshop

Oct 8-9   Career Fair

Oct  12   Regular Classes – NO Fall Break

Oct 15    Practice Interview Day

Oct 28    Career Night

Nov 5     Practice Interview Day


Graduation Application Deadline: September 30th

BMES 3 D Printing Workshop:
Sept. 24 | 10:30am – 11:45 am


Undergraduate NEWS:



Appointments with your Bioengineering Academic Advisor and Success  Coach:
All scheduled advising appointments will be online. Use the appointment system SSC Campus -, choose GET ASSISTANCE à Virtual and Bioengineering Major advising. Download Zoom from the ITS website for free: 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.

Coffee Chat:  Join me for a chat  on September 23rd from 3:00-3:30pm.
STUDENT GUIDE 2020-2021: Find curriculum information, classes and more here.

Fall Break currently scheduled for Monday, October 12, will be transformed into an instructional day and regularly scheduled Monday classes will meet that day. Tuesday classes will meet on Tuesday, October 13. (As previously scheduled, Monday classes would have met on Tuesday.) 


BENG Seminar:

Sept. 24 | 12 – 1:00 pm | Ambika Bajpayee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Head of the Molecular Bioelectrostatics and Drug Delivery Lab, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 925 5424 9038 Passcode: 640851
Title: Bioelectricity in Nanomedicine; Drug Delivery and Imaging Using charged Biomaterials

Oct. 1 | 12 – 1:00 pm | Jonia Alshiek, Ph.D, Alternate Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering at GMU; Senior Research Scholar, Inova Department of OB/GYN; Lecturer, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Israel.
S Abbas Shobeiri, MD, Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inova Fairfax Hospital; Professor, Director, NAFC and Inova GMU UPFIT Team
Zoom link:,
Meeting ID: 925 5424 9038 Passcode: 640851
Pelvic floor injury and childbirth

For more information on our fall 2020 seminar series and speakers please check attachment.
CASSBI Seminars: Look for upcoming events here.        

BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society):

Sept. 24 | 10:30am – 11:45 am |3D printing work shop

Sept. 25 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm |Game Night

Local Chapter: President: Antarjot Kaur, Organization email: [log in to unmask], Instagram: bmes_gmu, Twitter: @BmesGmu and snapchat: @Bmes_Gmu
BMES General Body Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 10 | 5:30 pm|

Thursday, Oct. 15 | 5:30 pm |
Thursday, Nov. 12
| 5:30 pm |

Virtual Open House Events:

Sept. 25 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm | EST
Oct. 30 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm | EST The MS-MPE program at the University of Pittsburgh is designed to provide students didactic and experiential learning opportunities aimed at accelerating translation of innovative ideas into impactful medical products. Pittsburgh is a hub for healthcare and biomedical innovation.  Students in our MS-MPE program work closely with clinical and engineering leaders on innovative projects that have a potential to change the field of healthcare delivery, while learning best practices from industry professionals.

RSVP to [log in to unmask] for login information. In your RSVP, include:

Name: First & Last


Year: Junior/Senior/Other

Email address:

Preferred Open House Date: September 25 or October 30

Questions (optional):

Life Sciences Future-BioPharm Conference: Dr. Marla Phillips and two QSE students will be presenting this year! They will be discussing the Quality Science Education Program and their experiences. Our Mason Bioengineering department is offering the program through Pathway for Patient Health and this offers an opportunity to learn more about it.  Mason BIOE students may register for FREE!  There is NO COST for students to attend the conference.  The organizers also placed it on Handshake throughout the United States.

The student registration link is here:



BENG UG Research Opportunities: Follow this link or copy and paste this address: , we are not adding any opportunities for this semester.

National Association of Black Engineers: NSBE is a collegiate student-run organization with core activities centered on improving the recruitment and retention of Black and other minority engineers, in both academia and industry. NSBE is an organization that provides opportunities for personal and professional success and remains unmatched by any other organization to date. Please see the attached flyer for the scan code

Benefits of NSBE:

1.        A community of your peers to help with classes

2.        A network of diverse engineers and scientists

3.        Over $500,000 worth of scholarships

4.        Job and internship opportunities

5.        Discounted registration at NSBE conventions


Congratulations to our winners of the Katona Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Bioengineering 2020:

Ashley Lewis:

Allison Dockum:




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 a confirmation for information release: [log in to unmask].



Accenture Virtual Career Events: Please see attach flyer for RSVP link
Sept. 17: Inclusion & Diversity                                                        Sept. 23: Working Virtually at AFS
Sept. 21: Intel                                                                                     Sept. 24: Analytics Tech Talk
Sept. 22: Women at Accenture                                                       Sept. 24: Emerging Tech Talk


Government Week: This is our biggest industry week each year because federal, state and local governments hire from every discipline from graphic design, to nursing, to economics, to construction engineering, to law enforcement, to wildlife management. This will be a one-week event starting from Monday, September 21 to Friday, September 25.


Corning is Hiring in Manassas: Ceres Nanosciences just won a $6.5M NIH award to increase their manufacturing capabilities for COVID-19 tests, so they are looking to ring on several new interns this fall.
College students must work for a minimum of 24 hours.
Duties: The successful associate will be able to work effectively in a manufacturing environment doing repetitive tasks to fill and package products using aseptic techniques. Duties include measuring and dispensing product into vials, hand applying labels to the vials and boxing the finished products.

Working conditions: Stand for long periods of time. Wear PPE as required: gowning, safety glasses, gloves, mask, etc. Able to lift up to 25lbs

Requirements: Must be 18 years of age with high school diploma or equivalent. No experience required. Must successfully pass drug screen and background checks. Must be detail oriented and able to follow instructions.

Hourly pay rate: $13 - $15 depending on experience

Please send your resume to [log in to unmask]


Job Services

Peer Mentor Center VSE | Please see attachment for links and times

University Career Services | University Career Services is now virtual. You can also schedule an appointment on Handshake. Our industry advisor is Ms. Dorothy Hayden.

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.


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Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

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


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