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March 15th,  2022

 

 

Mar 14 - 20 Spring Break

Mar 24 Marc Howard, Ph.D
Apr 04  BIOE 10 Year Anniversary

May 13 Senior Design Research Showcase

May 20 University Commencement

May 21 Bioengineering Graduation


Summer registration starts March
22- GR+SR, 24 JU, 28  SO, 30 FR

News

Fall 22 SCHEDULE is posted

Fall 22 registration starts in April:

19 – Graduate students

21 – Seniors

25 – Juniors

27 – Sophomores
29 - Freshmen

Academics

Undergraduate NEWS:

ATTENTION:

ADVISING and ACADEMICS

                  SPRING and SUMMER 22 Graduates: University COMMENCEMENT is May 20,

-          CEC Spring/Summer  2022 graduation is now scheduled for MAY 21st, 2022. Our Bioengineering awards ceremony and reception is from 4-6 pm May 21st, 2022. Location TBD.

 

Appointments with your Bioengineering Academic Advisor:

Here are next week’s walk in hours:

IN PERSON - Peterson Hall suite 3102

VIRTUAL Wednesday March 16th  and Friday March 18th from 11:00 - 12:00 pm. Zoom: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/6724250700?pwd=c1Zoa0NnMVh2T244aVc3ME11amFMZz09
For Appointments - 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 with questions.

CAMPUS WALK with your advisor and fellow students – March 17th from 2:00 – 3:00pm. Meet us in Peterson Hall. From there we walk through the wooded part of campus. Come alone or bring some friends!

 

CONCERNS? Please email us if you have concerns or simply want to give some feedback about a class, academics, professor or any issues. This will be handled confidentially. You will be contacted by the BMES president or the Student Representative. DISCLAIMER: If it does not apply to your case, but is a required question, enter N/A.: https://forms.gle/t53MJgsHXKXUYuVr8

GOWNS FOR GRADS
To offer some financial relief, Mason has created the Gowns for Grads Program to make regalia available for our students who are unable to purchase regalia on their own. If you are a first-generation student, low income, Pell Grant recipient, Stay Mason recipient, or cannot afford regalia right now due to financial difficulties, then this program is for you! Graduation should be a time to reflect and celebrate this amazing accomplishment!

Second Deadline: April 4th, 2022 (by 11:59 pm EST)
To access the application, visit this link.

 

Events:
BENG and CASBBI SEMINARS

BENG Seminars:

Mar. 24th | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Marc Howard, Ph.D., Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences and Physics Department, Boston University, Boston, MA
Location: Horizon Hall, room 2010; KJH, room 258 (SciTech)

Title: Time as a Continuous Dimension in Natural and Artificial Networks.
For In-Person only: Participants must complete  Mason COVID Health  and receive a “green Light” status on the day of the event. Please complete the RSCP request using this link.

 

BIOE 10th Anniversary Celebration

Mark your calendar and join us as our department celebrate the 10th year anniversary

When: Monday, April 4th

Where: Center for the Arts

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Highlights to include:

·         Gathering with Bioengineering alumni and faculty who started the program

·         Research symposium on the future of biomedical research with invited, prestigious speakers in the industry

·         Doctoral students will present their current research projects

·         Inspirational speaker, Robert Satcher – Bioengineer, Surgeon, Astronaut

 

Foreign Service Day
Considering a career with the U.S Foreign Service or State Department? Grasp this opportunity to come and explore all the careers in the State department.
When: Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Where: Merten Hall 1201

Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm ET
Registration required, apply on Handshake by March 31st to participate.

 

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: 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.

 

Get Clearance Ready!
Mar 22: Intro to Security Clearances, 6:00 pm, JC Room E
Apr 6: Business Functions in Cleared Careers, 6:00 pm, Virtual
Apr 18: Intro to Security Clearances, 4:00 pm, Virtual
Apr 25: Financial & Psychological Concerns, 5:00 pm, Merten 1202
For more info, visit careers.gmu.edu

Research
BIOE Students: Dr. Ascoli’s project 2 still has 1-2 slots for sophomore students in Bioengineering research opportunites spring 22 on our website.

Rutgers NSF REU in Cellular Bioengineering
REU in Cellular Bioengineering (rutgers.edu)
Application Deadline:  March 15th, 22
Contact Dr. Schreiber directly if you need additional information: David I. Shreiber, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Director, NSF REU site:  Cellular Bioengineering - From Biomaterials to Stem Cells: [log in to unmask]

Inova Summer Student Research Grants
The Office of Research at Inova (ORI) and the Grants Management Office (GMO) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2022 Inova Summer Student Research Grants
Inova-affiliated Investigator Required for Sponsorship: Dr. Mahesh Shenai is a physician in neurosurgery at Inova, a member of our Alliance, and a co-instructor for BENG 314/514. He is willing to sponsor a student with an existing research project that would benefit from funding or to work with an interested student to develop a new research project for funding through the seed grant program at INOVA. Dr. Shenai is also willing to discuss ideas proposed by students.
Application deadline: May 2nd, 2022 by 5:00 pm (EST)
If interested or have questions, please contact Dr. Mahesh Shenai by April 1: [log in to unmask]
Applications are to be submitted as a single .pdf file to [log in to unmask].
For more information on submission instructions and required application templates, please visit this website.
* See link at bottom of the URL page for MS Word doc to download with RFA

FDA CDRH Summer 2022 Research Participation Program – ORISE
Participants will have an opportunity to gain a hands-on research experience on a variety of regulatory research projects related to CDRH’s mission. The program is designed for participants to engage with an expert mentor or mentors during the summer to examine a question of interest related to those projects within the placement office.
 
Application deadline: July 29th, 2022
Participants will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Proof of health insurance is required in this program.
To apply, visit here.

Internships/Jobs/Opportunities

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$

 

Northrup Grumman

As an intern, you’ll be working with the people who are defining what’s possible every day. From air, cyber, land and sea to the expanse of space, you’ll be connecting with people in all disciplines and business units, giving you exposure to new projects and mentorship from all levels of our organization.
There are a variety of interns that you can find at Northrup Grumman, for more information, visit here.

Embody Inc. Paid Summer Internship in Norfolk, VA
Opportunity to participate in one of a variety of projects to support product development of collagen-based medical devices for orthopedics and sports medicine. Responsibilities will include manufacturing process development, and characterization of materials and prototypes via analytical chemistry, mechanical testing, and in-vitro cell culture.

Minimum qualifications: At least a Junior in undergraduate or MS students, ideally with interest in biomaterials
To apply, send resume to [log in to unmask] with the following info”

1)       Name, year/level of education that will be completed by summer 2022

2)       Dates available to work summer 2022

3)       List of BIOE courses taken at undergraduate or graduate levels

4)       Statement of Purpose (SOP) – About 100 words listing research interests and why you are interested in an internship with Embody

 

Medical Physics Georgetown University “At Home” Volunteer Summer Internships
Students will evaluate new technology to detect holes/cracks in lead aprons used to protect X-ray technicians and patients in a collection of data as well as participate in developing quality program to validate metal detectors used for identifying metal implants in patients prior to MRI.  
Minimum qualifications: At least a Junior in undergraduate, MS students are eligible. Must have taken at least two or more lab courses to develop strong understanding of the scientific method and how to accurately and with sufficient detail, record data in a notebook. Must have basic knowledge of biostatistics.

To apply, please send an email to [log in to unmask] with the following info:

1)       Name, year/level of education that will be completed by summer 2022

2)       Dates available to work for summer 2022

3)       List of all lab-based courses taken undergraduate or graduate levels

4)       Description of course or training in biostatics

5)       Brief statement of why this is of interest

 

BIOE Summer Undergraduate Position
The Bioengineering department is recruiting 10 undergraduate students to work with us in the summer at Mason. Our main idea is to form teams of two to three students who will decide on their specific projects, all related to EEG, virtual reality, emotional state detection, and physiological signal monitoring. All undergraduate majors are welcome!
Application deadline: March 18th, 2022
Duration: 10 weeks from June 1st – August 5th
Stipend: $5,000
To apply, click here or search job ID #6022826 on Handshake.

CeresNano Paid Internship

Ceres Nanosciences is a biotech company based in Manassas, VA that develops the Nanotrap® particle technology. This technology can be used to capture and concentrate analytes of all types (proteins, nucleic acids, whole pathogens) from a variety of clinical and environmental sample types.

Particle Chemistry Intern –Assist a Senior Chemist doing research and development work in hydrogel particle synthesis and characterization.

Minimum Requirements:  Rising senior or graduate student with at least 2 semesters in Organic Chemistry and 1 semester in Biochemistry. Experience with polymer chemistry synthesis or characterization preferred.

Applications Interns – Up to two positions available to support a range of critical development projects, depending on the Intern’s interest, background, and project needs. Projects include but are not limited to method development for pathogen detection and next generation sequencing; development and validation of methods for cell-free DNA capture from plasma, blood, and urine; and development and optimization of exosome enrichment methods.

Minimum Requirement:   Rising seniors or graduate students with coursework and laboratory experience with standard biological analysis techniques such as PCR or gel electrophoresis.

Send resume and e-mail to [log in to unmask] with the following information:

1.        Which internship: Particle Chemistry or Applications

2.         Name, year/level of education that will be completed by summer, 2022.

3.         Dates available to work Summer, 2022.

4.         List of bioengineering engineering courses taken undergraduate or graduate levels.

5.         Brief description of experience as indicated in the internship description

 

Weinberg Medical Physics, Inc. Internship I

Weinberg Medical Physics, Inc. is looking for people with biomedical engineering backgrounds who would like to work in the medical imaging and image-guided therapy field.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Wage: $20/hr
For more info, click here.

 

Weinberg Medical Physics, Inc. Internship II

Weinberg Medical Physics, Inc. is looking for people with electrical engineering backgrounds who would like to work in the medical imaging and image-guided therapy field.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Wage: $20/hr
For more info, click here.

 

AstraZeneca Internship

Join AstraZeneca’s Student Worker and Intern Program, and you’ll find a pharmaceutical environment that’s full of opportunities and challenges. Our internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

For more information, visit this website.

 

GSK Internships

The program offers a unique opportunity to utilize, enhance and develop skills particular to your studies in a practical and engaging environment. GSK has partnered with Atrium, a talent solutions firm, in year-round recruitment for its intern and co-op program. We encourage you to apply early to positions according to your qualifications.

For more information, visit this website.

 

Student Volunteer Service Program (SVSP)

This program is for students who are currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution seeking unpaid work experience or education-related training opportunities. Federal employee relatives may participate in SVSP consistent with the FDA policy on employment of relatives.

 

How do I volunteer?

Send a cover letter and your resume to: OO‐OTS‐[log in to unmask].
Please be sure to include in your cover letter your educational discipline and which FDA Center aligns with your interests. To learn about the type of work done at FDA and find out more about each Center visit 
http://www.fda.gov/jobs. Your resume will be uploaded into a resume bank which hiring managers can access. If a hiring manager is interested in having you volunteer, they will reach out to you directly.

For more info, visit this website.

 

SPOTLIGHT

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].

 

Scholarships  

Pre-health Students Scholarship
The Doctors in Italy Scholarships recognize and support students who have shown an international mindset and a passion for medicine, facilitating their participation in the Doctors in Italy Fellowship Program, a study abroad opportunity specific for their career goals.
Application deadline: March 18th, 2022

For more information and to apply, click here.

Summer 2022 Scholarship for Unpaid Internship

Students completing their FIRST internship in their field of interest AND who will have significant financial barriers to completing an unpaid internship (e.g. must give up a full-time or part-time paying job, must pay for childcare, etc...) are strongly encouraged to apply. 10-12 scholarships for $1,000-$1,500 will be awarded.

Application deadline: April 1st, 2022

To apply, click here.

 

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

As part of Lockheed Martin’s continued commitment to STEM education growth and creating opportunities for students who want to share their talents and change the world, we are pleased to announce that we will be launching the 2022 round of the Lockheed Martin STEM scholarship. The corporation’s four-year STEM Scholarship program is focused on high school seniors and undergraduate students who are or are planning to pursue a major in various engineering disciplines or various disciplines of computer science.
Application deadline: April 1st, 2022

To apply, click here.

 

Jobs

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

https://university.linkedin.com/linkedin-for-students

 

Medical Career with Scribekick

Looking for a high impact job in the medical field after graduation? Launch your medical career with a full-time paid medical scribe role with Scribekick. As a result of our hands-on experience and mentor relationships, 90% of our scribes develop long-term careers in medicine after experiencing one-on-one work with physicians and our Scribekick team. As a scribe with Scribekick, you will receive comprehensive paid training in medical terminology and procedures, be matched with a physician based on your interests, and work directly with a physician, resulting in powerful letters of recommendation and ongoing mentorship. Apply today here.

If you have any questions, please contact Florence at [log in to unmask]

 

Full-time Job Opportunity – Science Analyst

The SA will focus on studying, documenting, researching, and otherwise performing analyses for clients’ technologies in various contexts, such as for patent strategy, patent portfolio creation, patent enforcement, patent monetization, R&D strategy, business development, and entity funding.

Tasks include: Ideation and document generation to capture processes and inventive ideas and working with AiPi staff to create patent filings and business related documentation as well as working with graphic designers.

Responsibilities: in-person meetings and Zoom calls in the Reston VA office.

Core hours: 9:00 – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday in the Reston VA Office

For more info, please visit this website or contact Raquel Kerber at [log in to unmask]

 

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]

 

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