December 17th, 2020



Spring TERM: January 25 – April 30

Feb 01 Last Day to Add Classes

Feb 01 Last Day to Drop Classes (100% Refund)



We are happy to announce our
Mason Bioengineering Annual Report:

Fall 2020 Academic Options:
To select the alternative grading mode, you must OPT IN by submitting a Change of Grade Mode form by January 25th


Undergraduate NEWS:



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 -, choose GET ASSISTANCE à Bioengineering and Bioengineering Major advising. You can also email me.

STUDENT GUIDE 2020-2021: Find curriculum information, classes and more here.


Spring 2021 Graduates! – The Graduation Application is now Available on Patriot Web 

 Students must apply to graduate by February 22, 2021 to have their names printed in the commencement program.  Summer 2021 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




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


2021 CNF REU Program

During the summer of 2021, the following entities -- Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF), Center for Transportation, Environment & Community Health (CTECH), and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) -- will work together to sponsor coordinated Research Experiences for
Undergraduates (REU) Programs from June through August.
Deadline: February 17th,2021

Duration: 10 weeks

Stipend: $5,000 (plus housing and reasonable travel expenses)

For more information:


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

HIVE  (High 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 (test version here), building and maintaining our website.


[Flyer] Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Nanoscience and Engineering

We are now accepting applications for the summer 2021 NSF REU program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Vanderbilt University. The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. 

Application deadline: February 15th, 2021

Eligibility: Undergrad students majoring in science or engineering

                   U.S citizen or permanent resident (Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply)

Award: $5,000 stipend, $500 travel allowance, room and board


Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) Internship

Through this program, our interns will be able to shadow an officer (or officers) of their choice to learn what it takes to be a SASE leader. Becoming an intern will also allow you the opportunity to cultivate your skills in event planning, leadership, and teamwork as you will be working alongside current SASE officers in behind-the-scenes processes in running an organization. 

Application deadline: Friday, January 15th, 2020

Interviews: 1/17/2021 – 1/23/2021

Responsibilities: Attending officer meetings, attending Chapter and sometimes Regional/National Events, participating in the planning of Chapter Events, completing tasks assigned to them by a mentor/officer

Eligibility: Anyone who wants to improve upon their leadership skills (do not have to be of Asian heritage and/or a STEM major) and full time students who are projected to enroll in at least one more full year of school at GMU after spring 2021 (those graduating Fall 2021 or sooner are not eligible to apply)

Internship application:


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to offer a 10-week fellowship program starting in June 2021 to support undergraduate students interested in cardiovascular research. Each fellow will be matched to a laboratory led by a FCVC faculty member and participate in nationally recognized research in areas such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure

Application Opens: December 14, 2020

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Email: [log in to unmask]



Awards and Grants for graduate students from the Provost Office





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].



Mason’s Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine CAP CLIA laboratory is hiring for several lab positions at Mason to support COVID-19 diagnostic surveillance testing. There are several entry level, technician, and management positions available. Please click the links below for more information, and share this announcement with your students and networks:

Lab Assistant

Laboratory Technician/Technologist

Assistant Lab Manager

Application Deadline: December 22, 2020 


Job and Mason Tutoring Services

Peer Mentor Center VSE | For appointments:

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

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

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


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