March 4th,  2022



Mar 4  Biomedical Engineering Society Chipotle fundraiser

Mar 5  GMU Medical Engineering Conference

Mar 10  Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, Ph.D
Mar 14 - 20 Spring Break



Register for the conference now organized by our BMES! Email us if you have any questions. See agenda below.


Undergraduate NEWS:



                    COMMENCEMENT FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2022 GRADUATES is May 20th

-          The CEC Spring/Summer  2022 graduation is now scheduled for MAY 21st, 2022. More details to come.


Appointments with your Bioengineering Academic Advisor:

Here are next week’s walk in hours:

IN PERSON - Monday  March 7th,  1:30pm – 2:30pm, Peterson Hall suite 3102

VIRTUAL OR IN PERSON – Tuesday March 8th from 11:00 - 12:00 pm. Zoom: or in person
Use the appointment system SSC Campus (Navigate) - or simply use my availability link to check for free spots:  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.:

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!
First Deadline: March 4th, 2022 (by 11:59 pm EST)

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



BENG Seminars:

Mar. 10th | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, Ph.D., Director, Laboratory for Computational Neurodiagnostics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Department of Radiology, Havard Medical School.
Location: Horizon Hall, room 2010; KJH, room 258 (SciTech)

Title: Can Neuroimaging Progress Beyond Human Brain Mapping? Developing Neuroimaging-Derived Generative Models for Personalized Medicine.
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.


Chipotle Fundraiser for Biomedical Engineering Society

When: Friday, March 4th, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Chipotle in the JC
Order online for pickup using code
8K7TQF3 or show the flyer at the restaurant.
33% of event sales get donated to the cause!


GMU Medical Engineering Conference 2022:

Interested in learning about professional opportunities in the medical field for engineers? Want to hear from industry professionals about their research and work? Excited to expand your network? Stop by and listen to all of our wonderful speakers!
Date & time: March 5, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: JC Dewberry Hall


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.



URSP Proposal Writing Workshop

When: Thursday, March 10th, 2:00 pm

Where: Zoom

To register, click here.


Get Clearance Ready!
Mar 10: Disabilities & Cleared Careers Panel, 5:00 pm, Virtual
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

BIOE Students: Apply for the newly posted Bioengineering research opportunites spring 22 on our website.

Rutgers NSF REU in Cellular Bioengineering -
REU in Cellular Bioengineering (
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]

REU at the University of Texas – San Antonio
The Institute of Regenerative Medicine the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is excited to announce that applications are being accepted for the Biomedical engineering Research for Active military and Veterans (BRAVe) program. This program is open to civilian, veterans and active duty military who are currently undergraduate students.
Application deadline:
March 11, 2022
Duration: 10 weeks from early
June – August
Stipend: Students will receive a stipend, an option for housing support, and support for travel to and from San Antonio
Eligibility: Students should have a declared engineering or science major
                  Applications must be U.S citizens or permanent residents
                  Veterans and active duty military are strongly encouraged to apply
To apply, click here.

NSF REU Site in Cellular Bioengineering
Rutgers is the home to a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site on Cellular Bioengineering – from Biomaterials to Stem Cells. This program is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, including a new 3-year award to continue the program through summer 2023.
Application deadline:
March 15, 2022
Eligibility: U.S citizens or permanent residents, graduating seniors are not eligible.
To apply, click here.

The University of Virginia is hosting an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program in multi-scale systems bioengineering and biomedical data sciences. The objective of the program is to train undergraduates from a variety of STEM backgrounds and provide them with the skills, confidence, and mentorship necessary for successful careers in the exciting field of systems bioengineering.
Application deadline:
March 15, 2022
Duration: May 20 – August 5, 2022
Stipend: $6,000 + travel costs up to $400
Eligibility: Full-time undergrad, U.S citizens or permanent residents, have completed at least two years of a science, mathematics, or engineering-based curriculum. Women, underrepresented minorities, and military veterans are especially encourage to apply.
To apply, please use this application.
We will begin evaluating applications for priority review beginning February 15th, 2022.

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.


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$


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


Veterans Health Administration Biomedical Engineering
The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a unique career opportunity in Biomedical (Clinical) Engineering that invites qualified candidates with drive and commitment to serve a very special class of citizens – our nation’s Veterans. The Technical Career Field (TCF) Trainee Program is a two-year program that develops Biomedical Engineers to be effective Program Managers in a VA Medical Center. These fulltime positions provide salary, benefits, focused training and travel.
Application deadline: March 10th, 2022

To apply, click here.

Summer 2022 Virtual Global Internships
During the internship, you will complete projects by specific deadlines, and meet with your supervisors at least weekly, based on both your schedule and theirs. Internships are available in many fields and in ­­­­10+ international locations. Intern remotely part-time for 12-20 hours/week with a global company or organization. Take Mason course online to earn 3+ credits. For all students, the program cost is solely in-state tuition/student fees.
Application deadline: March 10th, 2022
To apply, click here.

For any questions, email Kelly McNulty at [log in to unmask] and schedule a meeting with her here.


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 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.



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].



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.



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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


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Claudia Borke

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Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering 

George Mason University

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