Do you plan to take a class in summer elsewhere and not at Mason? Make sure to complete a
Study Elsewhere form by April 15th and send to Claudia Borke ([log in to unmask]). The class has to be approved by the UG dean’s office and the respective department/college BEFORE you can take the class.
CS 112 is not offered SUMMER 2021.
If you had CS 112 in your 4 year plan please email Ms. Borke at
[log in to unmask].
IF you planned on taking PHYS 260/2621 in fall please swap CS 112 with PHYS 260/261 and take the following Python tutorial is summer to prepare you for BENG 320 and CS
112 at the same time, you only need the first 6 sections of both of them:
Alternate Grading Options are back
for Spring 2021. If you are graduating please read your options here:
Fall registration is in April. Make sure to make an appointment with your advisor now to discuss your schedule and goals.
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.
Get to know your fellow bioengineers:
Come and join me for a distanced walk around campus:
CAMPUS WALK: Thursday, March 25th from 12:30 - 1:30pm. Meet us in the Peterson Hall Atrium.
Concerns about classes or other issues at Mason?
Please let us know. Your information will be handled confidentially. Please follow this link:
STUDENT GUIDE 2020-2021: Find curriculum information, classes and more
GOWNS for Graduation: Please check with our bookstore.
Students facing financial problems can borrow free gowns and have their graduation photo taken. Please apply here: go.gmu.edu/g4g
Event is on May 12th, application deadline is March 3rd (first round), April 5th (second Round)
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 Local Conference –
Please register, this is a very special opportunity with professors (GMU, Georgetown, Hopkins and more) and local industry
reps all organized by our local BMES
Saturday, March 27th| 9:00 am – 2:30 pm |Schedule and Link to the event:
BMES General Body Meetings
Friday, April 2nd | 12:00 pm | Webex
| 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Matthew O’Donnell, Ph.D, University of Washington
Zoom Link: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/98805494005?pwd=M1A2R1BaSEdqa2hhOUltTE5YeWxtdz09
Meeting ID: 988 0549 4005
Title: Light and Sound: Integrating Photonics with Ultrasonics
| 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Rosemary Kozar, Ph.D, University of Maryland
Zoom Link: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/98805494005?pwd=M1A2R1BaSEdqa2hhOUltTE5YeWxtdz09
Meeting ID: 988 0549 4005
Title: Endotheliopathy, from Bench to Bedside
Panel organized by BIOE student Akhil Srirama:
Is FDA Oversight Too Much?
Friday, March 19th
| 2:00 – 3:00 pm |EST
here to access to Zoom link.
Panel Members: Akhil Srirama – BIOE Mason, Michael Punaro - Electrical Engineering Major at Virginia Tech, Andrew Jordan – Business Major at William and Mary, Steve
Niedelman – Former Deputy Associate Commissioner of FDA. Currently the Lead Quality System and Compliance Consultant at King and Spalding, Jessica Zeller – Former Office of Chief Counsel at FDA. Former FDA Ombudsman. Former Senior Counsel at P&G. Current
Director of Regulatory Counsel at Edwards
The history of FDA regulations shows that death and injury occurred inadvertently and intentionally prior to the days of regulations. Covered wagons would pull up to towns with the new cure for cancer (back
in the early 1900’s!). Companies were not required to prove that their products were safe, nor that they could do what was claimed. Now that we have FDA regulations, we see that some product types are regulated more heavily than others, and some not at all.
But what is too much? Does FDA regulation hinder free enterprise and cause conglomerates and monopolies for only the companies that can afford the billions of dollars it takes to develop a pharmaceutical product? Join this panel for some great dialogue
on questions that many are asking.
Resilience Badge – We are all suffering from COVID fatigue. The program helps you develop existing individual resilience by presenting new strategies and bringing
the science of resilience into the conversation.
Module 1-3 | Interactive Live Zoom Sessions | RVSP required
All sessions 4:30 – 5:45
Module 1: March 24, link:
Module 2: April 12, link:
go.gmu.edu/april12 (Prereq: Module 1)
Module 3: April 21, link:
go.gmu.edu/april21 (Prereqs: Module 2&3)
Health and Science Industry Week
Health and Science Industry Week is
coming up the week of March 29 – April 2! University Career Services has developed a week of specialized events including a Career
Fair to help you break into the health and science industries! Make sure to check your emails from Handshake to
view all the details.
Preparing for Clinical Health Careers | Mon,
March 29th | 2:00 – 3:00 pm | Meet with and learn from a variety of clinical health professionals in this virtual panel event!
Wondering how these individuals gained shadowing, clinical, or research experience? Ask them! We’ll have representatives in medicine, physical therapy, physician assisting, and clinical counseling!
Making Your Way in Health & Sciences | Mon,
March 29th | 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Participants will learn where and how to get started in exploring a career in the health & sciences, learn about academic options & activities and obtain resources to aid in identifying possible careers/occupations.
Participants will obtain links to activities for self-assessment, be able to plan their next step, and become aware of other events they can attend to learn more specifically about a particular career.
National Institutes of Health/NIAID Information Session
| Tues, March 30th | 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Make a diﬀerence in the health
of millions. Join this live, interactive workshop with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Learn about work and research at the second largest Institute of the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) and find out how
you can secure a student opportunity, or even a career. Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to participate. There is something for everyone! This event will be hosted virtually and will also be available to stream in-person in SUB I, Room
3400. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.
She Scientists | Tues,
March 30th | 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Women are underrepresented in STEM fields. Connect with these professional women in the sciences to learn about their careers, how they’ve put their degree to work, and how you can, too!
Green and Sustainable Career Mini-Conference
April 1 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm | A multi-faceted mini-conference for students to engage with sustainability professionals on a variety of career development topics including career planning, writing effective application materials, and job searching.
You’ll engage with working professionals in the field who are living their ‘green’ dream. They did it, and so can you – join us to learn how! This event will kick-off Earth Month & is in partnership with the Office of Sustainability.
Alternative Careers in Biology
April 2nd | 10:30 – 11:30 am | Pursuing a Biology degree, and not going to medical school? Come to this session to learn how other Biology majors navigated their career journey to successfully land their ideal job.
College of Health & Human Services Alumni – The Path from Degree to Career
April 2nd | 2:00 – 3:00 pm | Engage virtually with alumni from the College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) to learn how they navigated the “world of work” post-graduation! You’ll gain first-hand accounts on how our alumni utilize
their Mason education in the health industry. This event is in partnership with CHHS.
Please check our BIOE site here:
Biomedical/Computation Research Opportunity in NYC
We are looking for highly motivated Bioengineering students at George Mason University that are genuinely interested in computational/biomedical research to join the Tsankov
at Mount Sinai in New York City. Our lab focuses on using novel single-cell technologies and advanced computational analysis to study human stem cell differentiation, lung cancer, and respiratory diseases.
Job responsibilities: Process and analyze NGS and other biomedical data using established pipelines
Develop and benchmark new tools for NGS and single cell data analysis
Collaborate with researchers in interpretation of data
Participate in the preparation of manuscripts, grants, and presentations
Requirements: BS, MS, or Ph.D in computer science, comp bio, or other quantitative discipline
Team oriented with abilities to think creatively and work independently
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Programming/scripting skills in R. Python/Jupyter, Perl, Unix, and/or LSF
Training in machine learning, statistical modeling, and NGS genomic analysis a plus
A genuine love for science and people
Benefits: Career development opportunities
Subsidized housing for students and postdoc, recreational programs/activities
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Compensation will be commensurate with experience
Application requirements: A
CV with a list of publications and research experiences
short summary of your present and future research interests to Alex Tsankov ([log in to unmask])
For more information please visit our lab’s website,
Local Life Science Internship and Job Opportunities:
ZeoVation’s R&D Lab
ZeoVation's R&D lab is seeking two post-doctoral fellows to work on antimicrobial additives. Click
here for more information on this position. Please contact CEO Bo Wang ([log in to unmask]) if you are interested in applying.
Aarthi Narayanan’s Lab
Aarthi Narayanan's lab, located in Mason's Biomedical Research Lab in Manassas, VA is seeking to hire a post-doctoral research fellow in Virology. Please click
here to view the position description.
Biotechnology Summer Job Opportunity
The NSLC is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working individuals who enjoy working with high school students and have experience in the academic fields of our programs, leadership development, residential life,
and/or office administration.
Job description: Team Advisors guide students through their NSLC experience. Each TA is responsible for a small group of 12-16 students. As a TA, you will: lead small group discussions and debriefs, teach academic and leadership sessions, assist Administrative
staff, Professors and Leadership Facilitators with program components, serve as a chaperone during off-campus trips and evening social activities, and reside in the dormitory serving as a Resident Advisor.
Eligibility: Current college sophomores – recent graduates. Current freshmen are considered for the Assistant Team Advisor positions.
Duration: June 6 – July 2, 2021
Stipend: Stipend will be given as well as housing, food, and travel expenses will be covered
For more information, please visit this
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
Lockheed Martin’s STEM Scholarship program awards hundreds of renewable
$10,000 scholarships to students seeking 4-year STEM degrees in engineering, computer science and physics!
April 1, 2021
Eligibility: U.S citizens, seniors in high school, or undergraduate college students (freshmen or sophomores)
For more information, click
LMI Science & Technology Intern Summer 2021
a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Eligible students must be in Junior or Senior year of undergraduate studies
and pursuing a major in a science, biodefense, technology or related field, have a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, have experience in gathering, analyzing, and summarizing data, be available for 10-12 weeks starting in May 2021,
possess strong written and verbal communication skills, possess strong interpersonal and listening skills, contribute to a professional work environment, possess strong problem solving, time-management, and organizational skills, possess strong planning skills,
initiative and attention to detail. LMI will only consider applicants who are eligible for security clearances. Only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance. Visit here to
apply for this job. Position is open until filled.
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.
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].
Job and Mason Tutoring Services
Peer Mentor Center
Or check out
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
the perfect tool for a practice interview
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a seemingly endless stream of educational programs, including certifications
Lockheed Martin Scholarship
Lockheed Martin’s STEM Scholarship program awards hundreds of renewable $10,000 scholarships
to students seeking 4-year STEM degrees in engineering, computer science and physics!
April, 1st, 2021
For more info:
In 2020, the Society of Women Engineers awarded nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued
at more than $1,000,000. SWE Scholarships support those who identify as a female/woman and are pursuing an associate, bachelor or graduate degree in engineering, engineering technology and computer science both in the United States and internationally.
If you will be a
sophomore through Ph.D. candidate in the 2020-2021 academic year, apply online for a SWE Scholarship now
through February 15, 2021. If you will be a freshman in the upcoming fall semester, you may apply March 1 through May 1, 2021. Learn
more on our SWE scholarships page.
Students complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. The application process is entirely online including submission of recommendation letters and transcripts.
The Volgenau School of Engineering offers several scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students.