May 19th , 2021



May 21  CASSBI NST NRT Retreat

May 23  Youth Bioinformatics Symposium

May 26  URSP Application Deadline for Fall 21

2021 Congrats to our Graduates!


Undergraduate NEWS:


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 for Registration questions
: Friday, May 21th  from 10:30 am -12:00 pm, 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:


CASBBI NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Retreat focused on community-engaged research

Please join CASBBI for a celebration of our NRT trainees and community partners as the first year of the CASBBI NRT program draws to a close. This event is open to the community. Learn more about the NRT Training Program here and more about the 2020-2021 team projects here.

WhenFriday, May 21, 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Event Zoom Link


Youth Bioinformatics Symposium

The Youth Bioinformatics Symposium is looking for judges for the event for volunteer hours. If students are interested in judging, please contact: [log in to unmask]

Time: Sunday, May 23, 2021

Location: Webinar event



BENG Seminar – Starting back in Fall 2021


BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society):

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


Virtual Internship Biomedical Engineering

The BME at WPI invites you to apply for our Virtual Internship in Biomedical Engineering (VIBE) Program. Students will participate in a team-based, virtual BME design challenge, develop professional skills, and interact with WPI BME faculty.

Application deadline: May 25, 2021

Duration: June 7th – July 30th, 8-week program | 3-5 hours/week

Women, first generation & underrepresented students are encouraged to apply

For application, please click here. Visit this website for more information or sign up for an informational session on May 20th.


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




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:

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