May 17th,  2022



May 20 University Commencement

May 21 Bioengineering Graduation

May 23 Just-in-time Hiring Fair, 1-4pm
Dewberry Hall, for more details please check in the Events section


Walk in office hours for this week:

Wednesday, May 18th: 3:30 – 4:30 pm, In person and virtual

CLASS OF 2022 COMMENCEMENT OFFER | UCLA Luskin Conference Center

Congratulations to our class of 2022
CEC Degree Celebration – Saturday May 21st @ 2pm
Eagle Bank Arena.
Line up is no later than 1:30 pm. BIOE reception @ 4pm in Nguyen Engineering Building, Atrium


Undergraduate NEWS:



                 SPRING and SUMMER 22 Graduates: COMMENCEMENT is May 20 @ 10 am:

-          CEC Spring/Summer  2022 graduation is now scheduled for MAY 21st, 2022 at 2pm. More info here:

Our Bioengineering awards ceremony and reception is from 4-6 pm May 21st, 2022. Location: Nguyen Engineering Building, Atrium.


Appointments with your Bioengineering Academic Advisor:

Walk in hours: May 18th, W: 3:30 -4:30 pm, virtual and in person

IN PERSON - Peterson Hall suite 3102

VIRTUAL –. Zoom:  IF you come into the waiting room I usually let you know how many students are ahead of you after a few minutes (if at all).

For Appointments - 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 or find out if somebody cancelled last minute. The system doesn’t show if it is passed 24 hours.



BENG Seminars:

Back in fall 22.


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

Just-in-time Hiring Fair
Date: Monday. May 23rd, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus
Find the opportunities here.
Career Launch Workshops to get ready for the fair
May 23rd, 9:00 – 12:00 pm: Career Studio – Bistro, Johnson Center, Fairfax.
May 24th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Real talk: Gaining a Professional Identity without Losing Yours – virtual
                  3:00 – 4:00 pm: 1-hour job search workshop – virtual
                  5:00 – 6:00 pm: Interview like a Star – virtual
For more details about the workshop, visit here.

MADNano 2022: Mid-Atlantic DNA Nanotechnology Symposium
Date: May 23 – 24th, 2022
Location: Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), 9600 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD
Subject: The use of synthetic DNA, RNA, or proteins applicable to: Drug delivery / protein binding; Novel nanofabrication; Fundamentals of self-assembly; Macromolecular computation
Please take this opportunity to attend as there is NO registration fees.
For more details, click here.

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$


Summer 2022 Virtual Immersion in Biomedical Engineering (VIBE) Program

The Virtual Immersion in Biomedical Engineering (VIBE) program aims to provide a virtual team-based design experience for BME undergraduate students, especially women, underrepresented and first-generation students. The program consists of 3 parts: 1) Team-based BME design project, 2) Professional Development Seminars, 3) Coffee & Conversations. Students will participate in an 8-week, team-based, virtual BME design challenge, which will end in a video pitch competition.
Duration: 8 weeks from June 6 – July 29, 2022.

To register for May 20th info session, click here

To access the application form, click here.

For more information, visit this website.


BioHealth Innovation Analyst Intern Final

BioHealth Innovation (BHI) is an innovation intermediary that facilitates the commercialization of emerging technologies in the BioHealth Capital Region (Maryland, DC and Virginia). We are seeking a masters or PhD graduate students to join our team remotely as an Analyst Intern.

Compensation: $15-20/hr
Duration: 20 hr/week for twelve weeks during June, July, and August


·         Assist with evaluating technologies

·         Perform market research and assist with go-to-market strategies for start-up companies

·         Perform scientific literature and competitive analysis to identify commercial applications and determine commercial potential across a broad area of scientific fields, including digital health, medical devices, therapeutics, and diagnostics

·         Assist with the development of client deliverables, including non-dilutive funding applications, customer discovery and other tasks

·         Other duties which are not listed may be assigned by the Senior Life Sciences Business Strategist

·         Some projects may require reporting to, or coordinating with, other members of the BHI team

Analyst interns will be allowed to manage their own flexible schedules but will need to commit to meeting virtually (or in-person) a minimum of four hours per week during “traditional” business hours in order to engage fully with the BHI team.

Interested applicants should send their resume and a brief cover letter to Lynne Brisbane - VP of Finance, HR and Operations, at [log in to unmask].


NSF International Internship

The intern will be provided with practical “hands-on” experience and given an opportunity to build their understanding of the clinical research industry.


·         Undergraduate student entering Junior or Senior year of study in a related field of study

·         Demonstrated leadership and initiative

·         Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills

·         Proficient in MS office software

·         Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment contributing to a collaborative work atmosphere.

·         Able to work in Germantown office if requested. Working hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

·         Must meet the following eligibility criteria:

1.        Legal authorization to work in the U.S. (must present documents)

2.        Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, returning to the academic program following internship.

For more information, please visit this website.


Northrop 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 Northrop Grumman, for more information, visit here.

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.


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].



Elena’s Scholarships for Student Well-Being

Elena Prien, a graduate of George Mason University, endowed undergraduate student scholarships with the goal of enhancing students’ well-being. These scholarships will be awarded to students whose lives can benefit from resources to support their well-being in various domains (psychological, emotional, social, purpose, community, and physical, as a few examples). Elena’s Scholarships are open to full-time, undergraduate students from all academic majors. Priority will be given to applicants who are just beginning their intentional efforts to cultivate well-being. This is a program for personal well-being mentoring, plus a financial scholarship. Applicants should be willing and able to participate in one-on-one mentoring with a faculty or staff person who has expertise about well-being. Mentoring will take place about once every three weeks during Fall semester and then monthly during Spring semester.

Application deadline: May 20, 2022
Winners announcement: July 1, 2022
Eligibility: sophomores, juniors, or seniors for the entire academic year; a minimum of 2.0 GPA

To apply, login to Mason 360 first and access the application form through this link.



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Open Positions at CBMG
Cellular Biomedicine Group (CBMG) is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products including CAR-T, TCR-T, and Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL) cells.

Positions available:

1.        Manufacturing Associate

2.        QC/AC Scientist

3.        QA Senior Manager

4.        R&D Scientist

5.        Translational Medicine Scientist

To apply, please send your resume to [log in to unmask]. For more information, visit this website.  

Simulation Technician Sr.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is currently seeking a Sr. Simulation Technician to support the Inova Center for Advanced Medical Simulation (ICAMS). The successful incumbent will integrate, maintain, and operate the simulation computer and audio/visual technology, including the mannequins and the surrounding equipment. Other responsibilities will include troubleshooting any malfunctions in low-fidelity and high-fidelity medical simulation training and audio/visual equipment, ensure the equipment is appropriately inventoried and maintained, as well as assists in the day-to-day operation of the Inova Center for Advanced Medical Simulation (ICAMS).

Working hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Job responsibilities:

·         Ensures that simulation equipment is in working order, routine maintenance is performed and that appropriate maintenance contracts are maintained.

·         Assists with the ordering and stocking of laboratory supplies.

·         Smoothly operates basic and networked audio/visual equipment to record and playback scenarios for debriefing, documentation and research purposes.

·         Coordinates and manages Information Technology assets of the Inova Center for Advanced Medical Simulation

·         Works with the ICAMS team and faculty to prepare, plan and create realistic simulation sessions.

·         Assists in the setup, delivery and take down of simulation education sessions.

·         Showcases familiarity with various modalities of simulation education principles.

·         Teaches and instructs faculty, staff and students on the use of simulation equipment.

Additional requirements:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in a related field OR eight years of education/experience in clinical simulations and/or information technology in lieu of degree.

·         One – two years of medical simulation experience OR two – five years of clinical experience.

·         Two – five years of experience in the clinical environment. Budget and inventory experience.

·         Technology savvy. Excellent computer, organization and customer service skills. Proficient with PC and MAC operations. Proven problem solving skill.

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]


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BMES twitter: @Bmes_Gmu


Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor

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Claudia Borke

Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering 

George Mason University

3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7

Fairfax, VA 22030


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