September 1st, 2021



Sept 3   BMES General Meeting

Sept 6   Labor day University Closed

Sept 7   Katona Scholarship Deadline

Sept 7   Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund, Sept. 8  - 14 50 % Refund

Sept 9   Craig Duvall, PhD

Sept 9   CEC Ice Cream Social

Sept 14   Last Day to Drop






BENG seminar series START

1st BMES MEETING: 9/3 @ 12-1 PM
JC-3 Room 326-B


Undergraduate NEWS:



Appointments with your Bioengineering Academic Advisor:
All scheduled advising appointments will general be online unless you chose the in person option in Navigate for the days it is available. Use the appointment system SSC Campus (Navigate) - Download Zoom from the ITS website for free: the app to your desktop. Once you make an appointment with me in SSC Campus I will send you an invitation. You can also email me.

Office hours: Wednesday, September 8th from 3-4pm in person - Atrium of Peterson Hall  and Friday September 10th from 2-3pm virtually: Zoom:


FALL 2021 Graduates: Information to apply for graduation:
Deadline: September 30th, 2021

Graduating fall 21 seniors starting Accelerated MS in spring 22:  Submit your transition form by September 27th, 2021:  



International Buddy Program | Want to make friends from all over the world? Want to learn about different cultures without going abroad? Want to develop a global mindset and build your intercultural communication skills and competency?

Get out of your comfort zone and join the International Buddy Program! This program pairs domestic and international students to establish friendship and build intercultural communication skills and global competency.

Application is now open until September 10, 2021:


CEC’s Ice Cream Social: September 9 | Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Engineering Building

BENG Seminars:

Sept. 09 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Craig L Duvall, Ph.D, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biomedical Engineering at VU

Zoom link: :

Meeting ID: 910 0178 8853    Passcode: 229574

Title: Technologies for Development and Screening of Molecularly-Targeted Therapies


CASSBI Seminars: Look for upcoming events here.                                                                                          


BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society): Local Chapter: President: Renae Bitor, Organization email: [log in to unmask], Instagram: bmes_gmu, Twitter: @BmesGmu and snapchat: @Bmes_Gmu,

BMES 1st General Body Meeting:

Friday, September 3rd | 12:00 pm | JC-3 Room 326-B

Python Workshop:

Friday, Sept 10th     | 12:00 – 1 pm |

Friday, Sept. 17        | 12:00 - 1  pm |

Friday, Sept. 24        | 12:00 - 1  pm |


Mindfulness/Meditation session | In Person and online. Location and Info: Come and join the Mason community for an opportunity to pause, breathe, relax, and be in a kind, supportive, loving space.


BENG UG Research Opportunities: Coming Soon..


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 fill out the attached release form and send to: [log in to unmask].



Katona Scholarship for Excellence in Bioengineering: The Katona Scholarship for Excellence in Bioengineering is available to rising seniors with a declared major in Bioengineering at George Mason University. Rising seniors means Spring/Summer or Fall 2022 graduation date. This Scholarship is open to Bioengineering students pursuing any concentration within the degree program. Students selected for the scholarship have demonstrated strong academic performance, professional leadership within the university or outside, and exceptional promise for a successful bioengineering career that would benefit society. Selection of the scholarship awardee may be based entirely on merit, however, a compelling financial need will also be considered. The annual Katona Scholarship award levels may vary from year-to-year but it is expected to be no less than $1,000.00.

To be considered, interested students should complete form sent via email last week and today and submit it electronically to Ms. Claudia Borke (cborke@gmu,.edu) by no later than Monday September 7th, 2020 @ 11:59pm.


SMART Scholarship: Department of Defense's Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program
Application open until 12/1/2021-


KDF Hardship Grant Program: Please visit check the poverty guidelines and apply today!

The Volgenau School of Engineering offers several scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students.



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Job Services

Peer Mentor Center | Services schedule TBD

University Career Services | University Career Services is now virtual. You can also schedule an appointment on Handshake.

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


Contact Us

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


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BMES twitter: @Bmes_Gmu


Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

EMAIL: [log in to unmask]


STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!


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