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 Bioengineering and Bioengineering Major advising. You can also email me.
STUDENT GUIDE 2020-2021: Find curriculum information, classes and more
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 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.
BENG and CASBBI SEMINARS
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
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.
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.
February 15th, 2021
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.
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)
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
January 31, 2021
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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:
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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:
Assistant Lab Manager
Application Deadline: December 22, 2020
Job and Mason Tutoring Services
Peer Mentor Center
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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
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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:
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a seemingly endless stream of educational programs, including certifications
The Volgenau School of Engineering offers several scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students.