April 7th , 2021



April 9      BIOE Faculty Research Symposium

May 13    BIOE Spring graduation, 11am

May 14    University Commencement, 2pm


Spring 2021 Alternate Grading Options:


BIOE Faculty Research Symposium
April 9, 2021 – 9:00 am – 11:35 am

FALL 2021 registration priority dates:
4/20:  Graduate
4/22: Seniors (90+ credits earned)
4/26: Juniors (60-89 credits earned)
4/28: Sophomores (30-59 credits earned)
4/30: Freshmen (0-29 credits earned)


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.

Study Elsewhere: 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. You will also have to attach a word document and explain your reason for this request. Unfortunately, financial reasons won’t be accepted.

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 in April for Registration questions
: Mondays April  12, 19 and 26th from 3-4:30pm, 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:


FACULTY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: Register to see the latest research of our faculty. This is a great opportunity for all students to find out what our faculty is working on and how to select your concentration.

Agenda and registration:



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 Seminar

April 8th  | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Axel Krieger, Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University
Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 988 0549 4005       Passcode: 454698

Title: Autonomous Surgical Robots: Will Future Surgeons Need Caffeine or 120v?


April 15th  | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Carmen Canavier, Ph.D, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 988 0549 4005       Passcode: 454698

Title: Hippocampal Dynamics: Simulation of Analogs of Place Field Firing in CA1

GMU Global Health Event
Patriots for Health Assistance, an RSO on campus, is hosting a virtual Global Health Careers Panel for iWeek. We have 5 panelists, and the majority of our panelists have global health field experience and have taken a variety of paths in their undergraduate and graduate work.
April 8th | 7:00 pm EST | Please register on Mason360:

If you have any questions, please reach out to [log in to unmask].


Nonprofit Careers Week 2021

Nonprofit Careers Week 2021 is coming up next week! The dates are from April 12 - April 16. University Career Services has developed a week of events to explore the diversity, vibrancy, and versatility of the world of nonprofit work. Nonprofits hire for all types of positions, and hire ALL majors
Make sure to check your emails from Handshake to view all the details:



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.


Configuration Analyst/Front-End Developer Intern
As a Configuration Analyst/Front-End Developer Intern at Vibrent Health You will be a member of the Implementation Services team. You will help other Configuration Analysts in configuring ground-breaking digital health research program surveys, content and experiences similar to Drupal or WordPress.
Application deadline: October 10, 2021 at 2:45 pm
Estimated salary: $12.00/hour
US work authorization: Will sponsor a work visa and accepts OPT/CPT

For more information, please visit:


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 lab ( 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

                                               A 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 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 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:

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


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!

Application deadline: April, 1st, 2021

For more info:


SWE Scholarship

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, 2021Learn 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.


Contact Us

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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!


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