April 29th , 2021



May 13    BIOE Spring graduation, 11am

May 14    University Commencement, 2pm

May 17    Just In Time Career Fair

CONTROLS for BENG 214,230,320,330,370,360, 391 and 420 will be lifted on MAY 17th @9:30 am
Students graduating in fall 21 OR spring 22 and need BENG 391 please email [log in to unmask] for an override.
Graduating fall 21 students who still need BENG 420, also request an override

QSE Summer Semester:
Enrollment deadline May 3rd, 2021 -

NEW BENG Technical Elective in Fall 2021
BENG 499 – Biomanufacturing
Please see flyer in your email about details

Graduate Student, Research and Senior Design Presentations, Friday May 7th
@ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm AND 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm -
Join Zoom here, Webinar ID: 910 8244 4248, Passcode: 489203


Undergraduate NEWS:


Overrides: Students who are taking Organic chemistry I and II this summer will have to request an override for the organic chemistry II lecture and lab. Please email

For an override and include your name, Gnumber and CHEM section and CRN.

CS 112 is now offered in SUMMER 2021.

Alternate Grading Options are back for Spring 2021. If you are graduating please read your options here:
AN XS in MATH 114 and 214 will suffice as a prerequisite for the BENG classes.


Appointments with your Bioengineering Academic Advisor and Success  Coach:
All scheduled advising appointments will be online. Use the appointment system SSC Campus -

You can also email me.

ADVISING OFFICE HOURS for Registration questions
: Friday, May 3rd  from 10 am -11:30 am, Zoom Link: , Meeting ID: 672 425 0700, Passcode: 8AIpcC

Concerns about classes or other issues at Mason? Please let us know. Your information will be handled confidentially. Please follow this link:


Graduate Student, Research and Senior Design presentations:
Friday, May 7th | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Graduate student and Research presentations

Friday, May 7th | 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm | Senior Design  presentations
Join Zoom here, Webinar ID: 910 8244 4248, Passcode: 489203

Support your fellow students by attending, check out what research they do and find out more about your upcoming senior design classes!



BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society):

Local Chapter: President: Antarjot Kaur, Organization email: [log in to unmask], Instagram: bmes_gmu, Twitter: @BmesGmu and snapchat: @Bmes_Gmu

BENG Seminars:  Resuming in fall 2021


Quality Science Education Summer Semester

Executives in the life science industries are seeking science students to join their organizations who have a foundational education in Quality Science.  In a world of rapid technological innovation, students will accelerate when armed with the critical thinking skills needed to make scientifically sound quality-based decisions. The Quality Science Education Micro Credential Program consists of 3 industry-developed courses, and 2 courses you take through your university.

Deadline for enrollment: May 3rd, 2021

Class duration: June 7th – August 8th, 2021

Enrollment link:


Just In Time Career Fair
Monday, May 17th | 3:00 – 6:00 pm | This virtual job fair is an opportunity for employers to network with students with all kinds of position, including internships, entry-level, and summer employment.


1800 NoVa Internship opportunities:


Unpaid Internship Scholarships

The Scholarship for Unpaid Internships is open to all Mason students (undergraduate AND graduate) who plan to participate in an unpaid internship and meet the criteria listed below. The Scholarship for Unpaid Internships is designed to provide financial support to students completing an UNPAID internship who may incur costs associated with the internship (e.g. transportation, wardrobe, materials, or lost wages from missed paid employment) that can be a challenge in obtaining valuable internship experience. Students may receive up to $2,500 per semester/term. 
Note: Research positions are not eligible for this scholarship. Please visit OSCAR or your academic department for information about research funding.

Application deadline: August 3rd, 2021 at 11:55 pm.

Minimum requirements: Minimum 2.0 GPA, currently enrolled and degree-seeking student at GMU during the time of internship
Application materials: Current resume, a letter of recommendation, and short answer questions

For more information, please click here.


Awards and Grants for graduate students from the Provost Office




Last semester, in BENG 414 (Human Pathophysiology and New Tech.), students were given a series of research assignments to write within the four main modules: Neurology, OB/GYN, Oncology, and Cardiology. For the OB/GYN module, there was the extra incentive of getting published if the papers were up to standard. At the end of the semester, Amad Qureshi’s and Aanchal Mathur’s paper relating to the use of artificial intelligence in aiding the diagnosis/management of urinary incontinence were selected to be published jointly. Over the past semester, they have been working alongside Dr. Alshiek, Dr. Shobeiri, and Dr. Wei to combine their respective work and prepare a manuscript for publishing. After the review process, the paper was finally published in the Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the April 2021 issue. CONGRATULATIONS!


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 VSE | For appointments:

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:

If you need to take headshot photos, please use the 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.


Contact Us

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


Connect with us on Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter.
BMES twitter: @Bmes_Gmu


Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor and Success Coach

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!


Frequently Used Forms and Websites:

Declare concentration: (Fill out top and enter new concentration in “advisor use only” box)

Run Degree evaluation/audit:

How to check how other courses transfer to Mason:

Mason Core:






Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering 

George Mason University

3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7

Fairfax, VA 22030



Student advising: Appointments

Forms for undergraduate students:

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