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September 15th, 2021



Sept 20 – 24  Government Careers Week

Sept 23  Study Abroad Fair

Sept 23  Pilgyu Kang, PhD

Sept 15-27  Unrestricted Withdrawal Period (100% Tuition Liability)

Oct 11    Fall Break





Government Careers Week
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September 23: 11am-4pm

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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) -  https://gmu.campus.eab.com/ or simply use my availability link to check for free spots: https://gmu.campus.eab.com/pal/EjfcLxc6WF  You can also email me.

Office hours: Wednesdays, from 3-4pm in person, Peterson Hall, 3rd floor, Suite 3102 and Friday September 17th from 1-2pm virtually: Zoom: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/6724250700?pwd=c1Zoa0NnMVh2T244aVc3ME11amFMZz09


FALL 2021 Graduates: Information to apply for graduation: https://registrar.gmu.edu/students/graduation/
Deadline: September 30th, 2021

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

The CEC Peer Mentor Center is Open for Virtual Tutoring
For the Fall semester, all peer mentoring will be by virtual drop-in. The CEC Peer Mentor Center is available to engineering and computing students looking for tutoring or guidance in lower-level engineering and computing courses and concepts. Representation from each major is available Please find the links for each peer mentor in the CEC undergraduate weekly announcements for the week of September 13, 2021.



Study Abroad Fair: September 23 | Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | SUB I QUAD, (Rain – JC Dewberry). Reconnect with the world at the annual George Mason University Fall Study Abroad Fair 2021.

BENG Seminars:

Sept. 23 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Pilgyu Kang, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Affiliate Faculty of the Department of Bioengineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University.

Zoom link: : https://gmu.zoom.us/j/91001788853?pwd=enZXRXFneG1zdk5NN1VMSWtnQlJMUT09

Meeting ID: 910 0178 8853    Passcode: 229574

Title: Micro/Nano Mechanics and Photonics with Atomically-Thin 2D Materials for Biomedical Engineering


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,

Python Workshop:

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

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


Government Careers Week

Monday, September 20th

12:00 pm – Exploring Government Careers - Virtual

Link:  https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/798326

2:00 pm – What is Government Contracting? – Merten 1202

Link: https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/798328


Tuesday, September 21st

12:00 pm – Introduction to Security Clearances – Virtual

Link: https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/780715

6:00 pm – Careers in Intelligence – Merten 1201

Link: https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/798338


Wednesday, September 22nd

12:00 pm – Navigating USAJobs – Virtual

Link:  https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/798357

5:00 pm – Writing Your Federal Resume Workshop – Merten 1204

Link: https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/798364


Thursday, September 23rd

12:00 pm – Using and Maximizing LeadershipConnect – Virtual

Link: https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/798370

5:00 pm – State and Local Government Alumni Panel – virtual

Link: https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/798379


Friday, September 24th

1:00 pm – Exploring Fellowships and Scholarships – Merten 1202

Link: https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/798383


Mindfulness/Meditation session | In Person and online, 12-12:30pm daily. Location and Info: go.gmu.edu/MMM. 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$


ISE & City of Fairfax Hiring Two Undergrad Research Assistant

Deadline: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 via Handshake

Wage: $12/hr

Hours: 10-15 hours/week

In partnership with the City of Fairfax’s Office of Sustainability, two research assistantships are currently open in the areas of green building and waste reduction and recycling. Students will gain valuable research experience and must for Federal Work Study eligible.

Research Assistant: Green Building Policy (Job ID #5308705): Conduct research to assist the City of Fairfax with developing a green building policy that establishes green building standards and incentives for both private and public sector construction and major renovations.

Research Assistant: Waste Reduction and Recycling (Job ID #5308856): Assist with research and outreach activities related to the City of Fairfax’s waste reduction, solid waste, recycling and composting programs.



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- https://www.smartscholarship.org/smart?mc_cid=10ce7527f0&mc_eid=1d6d469855


KDF Hardship Grant Program: Please visit https://thekimmyduongfoundation.org/.../kdf-hardship-granto check the poverty guidelines and apply today!

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




Do you have a Linkedin account? Check out what Linked in can do for you:


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:

  • 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]

Website: http://bioengineering.gmu.edu/

Connect with us on Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter.
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!

APPOINTMENTS: https://gmu.campus.eab.com/

Frequently Used Forms and Websites:

Declare concentration: http://registrar.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/UCDM.pdf (Fill out top and enter new concentration in “advisor use only” box)

Run Degree evaluation/audit: http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/degree-evaluation/degree-works/

How to check how other courses transfer to Mason: http://admissions.gmu.edu/transfer/transferCreditSearch.asp

Mason Core: http://catalog.gmu.edu/mason-core/








Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering 

George Mason University

3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7

Fairfax, VA 22030



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Student advising: Appointments

Forms for undergraduate students: https://volgenau.gmu.edu/about/current-student-resources/current-student-forms-and-applications