October 29th, 2020



Sept 14 – Nov 14     Virtual Interviewing

Nov 5    Practice Interview Day

               Allan Doctor, Ph.D

Nov 12  Glen Henshaw, Ph.D

Spring TERM: January 25 – April 30


Registration Priority Dates:
11/4 - GR; 11/6 - SR; 11/9 – JR; 11/11 – SO; 11/13 – FR; Time tickets were sent today.

COFFEE CHAT: 10/30 @ 3:30-4:30 pm
Group Q&A about classes and registration


Undergraduate NEWS:



You can find your time ticket here. The time tickets were sent out to you by the registrar today. Attached is the Important  registration information sheet for Bioengineering Spring 2021.

CHEMISTRY in SPRING 2021: If you need to take General Chemistry I or II in spring and live out of town or abroad or have a valid reason for not attending its lab in person, please email the Associate Chair, Dr. Megan Erb,  in Chemistry with your full name, Gnumber, reason and the lab you seek to get into. [log in to unmask]


NEW: Do you have concerns about classes or other issues at Mason? Please let us know. Your information will be handled confidentially. Please follow this link:

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.

Coffee Chat: Friday October 30th from 3:30 -4:30pm Ask immediate questions about registration. This is a group Q&A.
STUDENT GUIDE 2020-2021: Find curriculum information, classes and more here.



BENG Seminar:

Nov. 5 | 12 – 1:00 pm | Allan Doctor, Ph.D, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, College Park, MD. Zoom link:,
Meeting ID: 925 5424 9038 Passcode: 640851
Title: ErythroMer (EM), a Nanoscale Bio-Synthetic Artificial Red Cell: Bio-mimetic Design, Proof of Concept and in Vivo Efficacy Results

Nov. 12 | 12 – 1:00 pm | Glen Henshaw, Ph.D, Naval Research Lab’s Senior Space Roboticist, Chief Roboticist, DARPA’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) Program, Arlington, VA.
Zoom link:,
Meeting ID: 925 5424 9038 Passcode: 640851
Title: Robotic Motor Learning and the Curse of Dimensionality

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):

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, Nov. 12
| 5:30 pm |


Virtual Open House Events:

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):


[Flyer] The Navel Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) – Application Deadline: Nov. 30, 2020:

[Flyer] National Security Agency Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIP/ST): Application Deadline: Oct. 31st, 2020,

[Flyer] Engineering World Health Virtual Winter Institute:

Apply on our website:

-          Improve you engineering design skill

-          Join an international team of engineering students for 3 weeks

-          Learn about health challenges in low-resource settings

-          Design your solution to a global health issue

-          Dates: January 4, 2021 – January 22, 2021

-          Cost: $500/student, due ten days after acceptance

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



Over the summer, our junior, Natai Jinfessa, had an opportunity to intern with "The Biomedical Engineering Alliance between Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic". Here are  his thoughts:

“Over the summer, I interned "The Biomedical Engineering Alliance between Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic”. The ten-week virtual program was filled with conversations with professors, researchers, professional staff, entrepreneurs, and others on various topics related to biomedical engineering careers, research, and technology. I also had the opportunity to attend engineering design seminars discussing all facets of engineering design and its application. The mask-design project focusing on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic truly gave me a learning curve on the aspects of engineering design and the planning process of business models. Overall, this virtual opportunity was a wonderful experience during a time of inopportuneness and inconvenience.”


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].



[Flyer] Becoming a Patriot Leader | The New Student and Family Programs is amidst recruitment season for the 2021 Patriot Leader Team. The Patriot Leaders play a pivotal part each summer during orientation, answering questions and assisting in the transition of new students and families to George Mason University. 

Our application will be live now through October 30. More information about the position and the selection process can also be found at

For any students who are interested can refer them to this form:


Job and Mason Tutoring Services

Peer Mentor Center VSE | For appointments:

Please see attachment for links and times or use

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.


Contact Us

General: 703-993-5846, [log in to unmask]


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BMES twitter: @Bmes_Gmu


Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

EMAIL: [log in to unmask]

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


STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!


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Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering

George Mason University

3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7

Fairfax, VA 22030


Student advising: Appointments