September 29th, 2021



Sept 29  Fall Career Fair: 12 –  4:00 pm

Sept 30  JohnRob” Cressman, Ph.D.

Oct 11    Fall Break

Sept 28 –  

Oct 27  Selective Withdrawal Period

Oct 22  Incomplete work due to Instructor





TODAY: 12 – 4:00 pm
JC- Dewberry Hall

George Mason University Virtual Career Fair: Student Registration – Jobs  Connected


Undergraduate NEWS:



Appointments with your Bioengineering Academic Advisor:
Mondays and Fridays advising appointments will be online and on T/W/Th you have the option in Navigate to choose between  in person or virtual. Use the appointment system SSC Campus (Navigate) - or simply use my availability link to check for free spots:  You can also email me.

Office hours: Wednesdays, from 3-4pm in person, Peterson Hall, 3rd floor, Suite 3102 and Friday October 1st from 1-2pm virtually: Zoom:


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

One-Year MSE Degree Program in Medical Innovation & Design at Johns Hopkins University

         An intensive one-year program that immerses you in the technical, clinical, and business realities of practical health
         care innovation.

         • Begin in the summer working closely with clinicians and scientists at the top-ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital to
          identify and validate significant clinical needs.

         • Travel from Johns Hopkins Hospital to some of the most challenging health care environments in Asia and Africa to
         understand biodesign for the rest of the world

        Information sessions:

-          September 29, 2021: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

-          October 20, 2021: 10:00 – 11:00 am

-          November 17, 2021: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

-          December 1, 2021: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Zoom link: Meeting ID: 97612893842

         CBID MSE program application submission deadline is December 31, 2021.



Mason Fall Career Fair: September 29 | Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | JC Dewberry Hall. In Person Event - Registration REQUIRED! Space is limited:

BENG Seminars:

Sept. 30 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | John “Rob” Cressman, Ph.D, Associate Professor of the Physics and Astronomy Department, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 910 0178 8853    Passcode: 229574

Title: The Physics of Biology

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,


Mindfulness/Meditation session | In Person and online, 12-12:30pm daily. Location and Info: Come and join the Mason community for an opportunity to pause, breathe, relax, and be in a kind, supportive, loving space.


STEM Internships Abroad: Spring and Summer 2022 internship apps are open now! Check out brief videos on global internship opportunities and the GEO application process here.

For more information, please click here for the recording of the event with the passcode: 0qx*KpN$

Biomechanics Research Internship

The Department of Defense (DoD) is offering a postgraduate internship opportunity at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL).

Anticipated start date: Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and internships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.

Benefits: stipend, Health Insurance Supplement, Relocation Allowance, and Training and Travel Allowance

Eligibility: a 3.00 GPA, U.S citizen, and a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree received within the last 24 months or anticipated to be received by 8/31/2021 11:59:00 PM.

For more information, please visit this link.


National Program Participant Internship (Spring 2022)

The DEVELOP experience is focused on both conducting and delivering an applied Earth science feasibility project to an end-user. DEVELOP participants work on a team to research the use of NASA Earth observations for environmental community concerns. Participants will conduct literature review on the scope, methodologies, and types of NASA remote-sensing data applicable to their project. They will utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote-sensing data to conduct application projects.

Deadline: 01/31/2022

Duration: 10 weeks with maximum of 29 hrs/week

Eligibility: Must be at least 18 years of age and U.S citizen

The summer 2021 term will be conducted virtually, and selected candidates will only be authorized to telework from within the continental United States.

For more info, please visit this link.


Reliability Engineering Internship

Located at the E. & J. Gallo Winery’s headquarters in Modesto, California, this facility is the center for production, distribution, and corporate decision making for the Domestic and International businesses. Interns work with experienced engineers to learn and assist in the below activities, including developing and testing potential solutions to ongoing systemic issues, as well as putting new processes in place. Interns will work in one or several of the following areas: Facility and Reliability Maintenance, Production, and Wine & Spirits. 

Deadline: 10/10/2021

Location: Modesto or Fresno, CA

Duration: 6 months from July – December 2022

Minimum requirements:

1.        High school diploma or state-issued equivalency certificate

2.        Currently enrolled at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor’s degree in the School of Engineering; or a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Engineering

3.        Available for the entire duration of this internship program – July 2022 through December 2022

4.        Requires availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
For more information, please visit this link.

Engineering Modeler-Programmer Internship (Summer 2022)

Battelle’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Defense business, in our National Security Global Business, is currently seeking persons with knowledge of physical phenomena and who is programming savvy. The Hazard Modeling Team within CBRNE Defense provides its customers with technical analyses as well as modeling capabilities to inform their preparedness and response planning efforts to mitigate risk to the United States or their company. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to make this Nation and Battelle’s clients better prepared and safer

Deadline: 11/19/2021

Location: Columbus, OH


1.        Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, or another scientific field.

2.        Minimum 3.0 GPA of 3.0 

3.        Completed coursework in higher-level mathematics (e.g., calculus, differential equations, linear algebra).

4.        Completed coursework in computer science and/or mathematical modeling.

5.        Experience using object-oriented programming in C++, C#, Java, or python for significant classroom assignments, undergraduate research, or other work experience.

6.        Ability to learn and understand new programing languages and mathematical concepts.

7.        Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance.
For more information, please visit this link.

Quality Engineer Internship (Summer 2022)

Quality Engineer Intern will work directly with full-time Quality Engineers and Associate Quality Engineers. The position will entail managing multiple projects in regards to product quality; i.e. Design Files, Risk Analysis., CAPA process, 510k data collection, product testing, creating documentation for the Master Device Record, etc. We are seeking a dynamic, creative and hard-working professional looking for hands on experience at a large healthcare company. 

Deadline: April 4, 2022

Location: Chicago suburbs (Northfield or Wakegan)

Eligibility: a 3.00 GPA, Junior undergraduate, and unrestricted permanent U.S work authorization

For more information, please visit this link.


R&D Product Development Internship

An R&D Product Development Intern will work directly with full-time engineers and product divisions in managing multiple projects associated with new product development. You could be on our Research & Development team helping to develop products from the ground up or be placed in a specific product division researching competitors and evaluating new features and designs. We are seeking a dynamic, creative and hard-working professional looking for hands on product development experience at a large healthcare organization. 

Deadline: April 4th, 2022

Eligibility: a 3.00 GPA, Junior undergraduate, and unrestricted permanent U.S work authorization

For more information, please visit this link.


SPOTLIGHT: Bryce Dunn, MS Student at Mason Bioengineering -


The global COVID-19 pandemic has provided ongoing challenges for everyone. In the spring of this year, my dream internship pulled plans to host its annual summer research program due to health concerns. I knew I needed to make the most of my summer while facing uncertainty about the coronavirus and the availability of the vaccine.


I reached out to my Bioengineering department faculty for opportunities in biomedical research. Professor Qi Wei provided me with a fantastic opportunity to study CT image analysis in lung cancer precision medicine. I deployed a deep learning model for automated tumor segmentation and extracted image features that can be used to diagnose lung cancer subtypes. I will go on to present my research at the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Cancer Research Conference hosted by VCU this November.


Additionally, I participated in the Virtual Internship in Biomedical Engineering (VIBE) hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. VIBE is an engineering design competition where students from across the world gain professional development skills while learning more about biomedical engineering. Our team of BME students from across the country researched a concept for a rapid, at-home malaria test. My team produced a YouTube video discussion of our design that has been viewed hundreds of times since August. Needless to say, it was a productive summer!


Link for the video:

For more information about the internship, visit here.


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].



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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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

New college graduates are important members of the APL community. We are seeking the next generation of big thinkers to help us tackle the complex research, engineering, and analytical problems that present critical challenges to our nation. We value your unusual perspectives, creative thinking and disruptive ideas as essential to discovering defining innovations.

Deadline: 12/31/2021


8.        Hold a U.S citizenship

9.        Have a BS, MS, or PhD in biomedical or biomechanical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, or related field.

10.     Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. Please also include a copy of an unofficial college transcripts.

11.     Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a higher level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information.

For more information, please visit here.


Job Services

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:

  1. InterviewStream: the perfect tool for a practice interview
  2. Vault: your go-to resource for employer and industry research
  3. LinkedIn Learning: a seemingly endless stream of educational programs, including certifications


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