CHEMISTRY in SPRING 2021: If you can’t attend the chemistry lab in spring due to location or disability please email the Associate Chair
of the chemistry department, Dr. Megan Erb ([log in to unmask]) with your Gnumber, Name and reason for your online need of the lab portion. She will add you to the non-published chemistry online lab section. You won’t be able to take the chemistry lecture without
the lab at Mason.
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 -
https://gmu.campus.eab.com/, choose GET ASSISTANCE
à Virtual and Bioengineering Major advising. You can also email me.
Town HALL on grading system and curriculum changes:
Friday December 1st from 2:00pm -3:00pm
Do you have questions about the new grading system? Find out about some important changes to our curriculum that will affect your schedule if you are in the fall 2019 catalog year and later. https://gmu.zoom.us/j/6724250700?pwd=c1Zoa0NnMVh2T244aVc3ME11amFMZz09
STUDENT GUIDE 2020-2021: Find curriculum information, classes and more
2020 Graduates! - George Mason University will
hold a virtual commencement ceremony for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 graduates on December 17.
To get information on graduation visit: https://www2.gmu.edu/graduation
BENG GRADUATION for Fall 2020 graduates:
Our department will have a Fall 2020 graduation ceremony on December 17th at 12pm.
Please connect with Randy Warren ([log in to unmask]) if you are graduating this semester. He will need your picture and other information.
Spring 2021 Graduates! – The Graduation Application is now Available on Patriot
must apply to graduate by February 22, 2021 to have their names printed in the commencement program. Summer 2020 graduates should not apply for Spring graduation. Instead, students who apply for Summer graduation between January 29, 2021 and
February 22, 2021 will be included in the May 2021 commencement program.
BENG and CASBBI SEMINARS
Alliance Research Symposium: In case
you have missed our Alliance Research Symposium last Monday you can watch the recording here. Agenda is attached to Newsletter for ease of navigation:
Starting back up in spring 2021.
For more information on our fall 2020
seminar series and speakers please check attachment.
Look for upcoming events
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: Spring schedule TBD
The Navel Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) – Application Deadline:
Nov. 30, 2020:
[Flyer] Engineering World Health Virtual Winter Institute:
Apply on our website:
<![endif]>Improve you engineering design skill
<![endif]>Join an international team of engineering students for 3 weeks
<![endif]>Learn about health challenges in low-resource settings
<![endif]>Design your solution to a global health issue
January 4, 2021 – January 22, 2021
$500/student, due ten days after acceptance
Quality Science Education Internship –
Are you interested in paid internship and employment opportunities in the Life Science industries?
Deadline: December 21, 2020
Classes begin: January 11, 2021
New Pathway for Patient Health corporate members include Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca. They are quite interested in the QSE program, both for recruitment of QSE students and providing
the QSE curriculum to their own employees.
The enrollment link is on the QSE student webpage:
HIVE Lab Internship
Throughput Virtual Environment) is a powerful platform for building genome analysis pipelines. HIVE is the bioinformatics tool used by the FDA to research and evaluate clinical trials and another research, and GWU maintains the only operational clone of this
platform. There are several projects in our group, the flagship project is BioCompute, which aims to standardize the communication of bioinformatic workflows. An instance of a workflow written in the BioCompute format is called a BioCompute Object (BCO). Currently
there are a few potential projects that students can help with: Build and test next
generation sequencing pipelines on Amazon Web Services (AWS) using HIVE, record these pipelines as BCOs, helping to lead training workshops at the FDA to gather feedback and improve the BioCompute specification (networking opportunity for students), HIVE testing
and maintenance, building and testing the BCO Editor
version here), building and maintaining our website.
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 , we are not adding any opportunities
for this semester.
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].
Job and Mason Tutoring Services
Peer Mentor Center
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
the perfect tool for a practice interview
your go-to resource for employer and industry research
a seemingly endless stream of educational programs, including certifications
UCS Scholarship for Unpaid Internships:
Taking an unpaid internship isn't always possible for the average Mason student, which is why we created the Scholarship for Unpaid Internships for Mason students.
The application for the spring 2021 cycle of the Scholarship for Unpaid Internships are opened in
If you meet the minimum
requirements, then we encourage you to apply for scholarships of up to $1,500 to support you in your spring internship. Apply
now - Deadline is December 1!
The Volgenau School of Engineering offers several scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students.