August 16th,  2022



August 22 First Day of School

August 24 Last Day to Add Classes

September 1 Daniel Segre, Ph.D.

September 5 Labor Day

September 6 Last Day to Drop (100%)

September 8 William Bricker, Ph.D.

September 13 Last Day to Drop (50%)

September 15 BAM Transition Sheet due

September 22 Study Abroad Fair





Bioengineering Welcome Back Celebration  Tuesday, Sept. 13th 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
see more below under Events


Undergraduate NEWS:



                 Fall 22 Graduates: Graduation Application due on September 30th. For more information:

-          Accelerated MS students graduating in fall 22 must submit their  completed Bachelor’s/ Accelerated Master’s Transition Form by September 15th. Submit to Claudia Borke NO LATER than September 10th. Late forms result in a drop from the Accelerated Program.


Appointments with your Bioengineering Academic Advisor:

Office hours:

In Person, Tuesdays from 10-11am, Peterson Hall suite 3102

Virtual, Fridays from 2-3pm,

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:

Sept. 1st | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Daniel Segre, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering, Boston University
Location: Horizon Hall, room 2010; KJH, room 258 (SciTech)

Title: From Microbial Networks to Microbiome EngineeringFrom Microbial Networks to Microbiome Engineering
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 RSVP request using this link.


Sept. 8th | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | William Bricker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department Chemical and Biological Engineering

Location: Horizon Hall, room 2010; KJH, room 258 (SciTech)

Title: Diseases DNA at the Multi-Scale: Theory and Applications
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 RSVP request using this link.



Sept. 13th | 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm |

Location: Nguyen Engineering Building, Atrium
Undergraduate students – come and celebrate the start of a new academic year. Meet your bioengineering cohort, see old friends and make new. Meet our faculty and staff. Free beverages and food. Games and prizes. This is your chance to ask questions and meet us all in person. We are looking forward to meeting you!

This is an In-Person event:  Participants must complete  Mason COVID Health  and receive a “green Light” status on the day of the event. Please complete the RSVP request using this link.



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

Research: To be posted soon


STEM Internships Abroad: Check out brief videos on global internship opportunities and the GEO application process here.


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) & NIH NIBIB Fellowship

The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking for a motivated student or recent graduate to advancing the progress on high impact projects for automated tracking and behavior detection of research animals. The fellowship will offer an exciting opportunity for the fellow to gain in depth knowledge of the popular field of computer vision and deep learning.

Internship Benefits:

Exposure to different aspects of:

·         Computer vision

·         Machine Learning

·         Depth video analysis

·         Deep learning tools (PyTorch, TensorFlow)

·         Real-time processing

·         Python programming

·         Experimental biology

·         Cloud computing

·         Database access

Duration: One year, full-time, starting Summer 2022.

Citizenship: Not required; Foreign nationals must have resided in the U.S. for at least three (3) of the past five (5) years for FDA to be able to complete a background check.

Class standing: Undergraduate and Graduate.

Email resumes to [log in to unmask]

Project Opportunity: Delivery of the Intro to Python Project Pathway

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is looking for an Instructor to lead our “Introduction to Python” pathway with our partner, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) in Arlington, Virginia. Instruction will take place at an APAH site and requires a commitment of facilitating six 60 to 90-minute Python sessions and two accompanying Career Development sessions.

Start Date: early-October of 2022

Experience: Basic Python coding is required, classroom instruction experience is a plus.

This is a contracted, paid opportunity by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

If you are interested in the opportunity or have any questions, please reach out to Alex Mora, Community Partnerships Manager at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, at [log in to unmask].

*Suggest to include resume, unofficial transcript and cover letter.

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].





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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:

-          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

EMAIL: [log in to unmask]


STUDENTS: Please use your MasonLive e-mail. Include name and G number!


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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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