October 25th,  2022



October 27       Kenneth Bader, Ph.D. 

October 27       Graduate Student Career Fair

November 3     Forrest Bussler and

                           Charles Anamelechi

Nov 23 – Nov 27  Thanksgiving Recess

Longer Office Hours this week:

Tuesday 11/1 in person from 10 – 11:30 am
Friday 10/28 virtually from 2 – 3:30 pm

NEW appointments are available:


SPRING 23 GRADUATES: Application opens November 1st, 2022


Spring 23 Registration Dates:



Registration GUIDE:

Registration Times and Time Tickets:


More answers or tutorials can be found here:


Undergraduate NEWS:



Important Information for Spring 23 registration:
BNM concentration:  BENG 440 is not taught this spring, a concentration class for Biomaterials and Nanomedicine. If you are graduating in spring 23 or fall 23 and still need BENG 440 as a BNM concentration class and
a. you have not taken a Science class yet, you have the choice to substitute with BIOL 305/306, BIOL 311, BIOL 382 or BIOL 483 or any Bioengineering Technical elective.
b. you have already taken a Science class for either BENG 413 or a BENG TE, you can only take the following BENG classes: BENG 420, BENG 437, BENG 435, BENG 434, BENG 426.
BENG 413, will not be taught until 2024. Instead students in that concentration need to take BENG 415 (fall class).

BMID concentration: BENG 437/537 is currently not on Patriot Web yet. If this is your senior year, please register for ECE 301 instead.

If STAT 360 overlaps with another class in your schedule, you can take STAT 350. Please make sure to email the STAT department (Dr. Holland is the STAT 350 instructor) to request an override and include your name, Gnumber and that you have taken BENG 241 with the STAT component necessary for STAT 360.
MATH 203-006, CRN 20746 is our Bioengineering section with a linked recitation MATH 203-301 CRN 20751. Bioengineering students are required to take this section. Please email me if you have any conflicts.

ENGH 302: Bioengineering students have to select either the Natural Sciences Section or the Multidisciplinary section.

More information can be found in the email we sent Monday, October 3rd.

                 Fall 22 Graduates: Find out more about the Commencement Event:  Patriot Procession sign up to have your name called Dec 14 or 15th :
Gowns for Grads Application for Fall 2022 now open. The program offers some financial relief and encourage the celebration of their achievements by making regalia available for our students who are unable to purchase regalia on their own.

-          Interested in our Accelerated MS – Check out this video:


Appointments with your Bioengineering Academic Advisor: Appointments should be scheduled through NAVIGATE:

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.

Due to pre-registration, appointment requests per email are only granted on a AS NEEDED basis for 15-20 min.

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).


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.:

The CEC Peer mentor Center is open and we have four new Bioengineering students this fall to help with classes. Thank you to Amber Moscoe, Eray Tulun, Mahin Chowdhury and Nicole To.  For office hours and more please check here:



BENG Seminars:

Oct. 27th | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Kenneth B. Bader, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Chicago

Location: Horizon Hall Rm 1012 ; KJH, Room 258 - SciTech (Virtual)

Title: A focused ultrasound therapy for more than just tissue ablation


Nov. 03rd | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Forrest Bussler, Supervisory General Engineer, Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering, US Army C5ISR Center and Charles Anamelechi, Ph.D., Health Strategist, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Location: Horizon Hall Rm 1012 ; KJH, Room 258 - SciTech (Virtual)

Title: Education and Career


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

Fall 2022 Get Clearance Ready Events
Nov. 3, 2022 – Interns with Clearances Panel, 5:00 pm – ONLINE
Nov. 14, 2022 – Cleared Careers in Technology Panel, 5:00 pm – ONLINE
More information:

Real Talk Exploring the Intersection of Identity and Career
Nov. 3, 2022 – Systemic Barriers that Impact Imposter Phenomenon, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Dec. 5, 2022 –Disclosing Your Disability to an Employer, 4:00 pm to 5:00p

Launching Your Career After Study Abroad
How can you jumpstart your career after studying abroad? Mason's Global Education Office and Career Services will share:

·         useful international and domestic job search resources

·         how to describe your study abroad experiences and skills effectively in interviews, resumes, and cover letters

·         examples of how students have applied to study abroad to their career

Date:  October 26th 
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Online


Graduate Student Career Fair!
Approximately 30 employers who are actively hiring for roles that require a master’s degree or higher. A few of the confirmed employers include: Ally Behavior Centers, GEICO, the National Institutes of Health, FedWriters, Fauquier County Public Schools, ERT Inc, and the Canam Steel Corporation.

Date:  October 27th 
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Dewberry Hall

* This is an in-person event; no registration required; dress business casual, students should bring resumes and plan to network. 


Other Employer-Specific Events
Employer-specific events on campus can be found on events calendar and in Handshake.

Location: SUB1

A few employers who will be on campus in October: Google, the FBI, the Stafford Sheriff’s Office, Arlington Public Schools, Epic, Appian and the NSA. 

Employers holding on-campus interviews in SUB1 include Accenture, Deloitte, CGI, Calibre, 1st Americare, Ryan & Wetmore, Unison and M&T Bank. 


Travel Noire
Learn about the experience of being Black while abroad and what resources are available to you.

*This event will be recorded for students who cannot attend in person.

Date:  November 09, 2022 
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Johnson Center, Room F (3rd Floor)


Tips for LGBTQ+ Travelers Abroad
This session is for student members of the LGBTQ+ community to learn more about studying and travelling abroad.

Date:  November 16, 2022 
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Online


Mindful Mason Moments
Take a well-being break on weekdays for Mindful Mason Moments mindfulness sessions. By taking good care of yourself, you can contribute more to your friends, families, colleagues, and community members. These are open to students, staff, and faculty.
Duration:  September 1st to November 18th 
Time and Location:

·         Monday and Wednesday – 4:00 to 4:20pm : Online

·         Tuesday and Thursday – 12:30 to 12:45pm : SUB 1 Room 3B

·         Friday –  12:30 to 12:45 pm: Online

More Info:


Information Technology Internship 
Computer Science Internship 

MEDITECH Career Panel: Software Development

Join our Career Panel to learn more about the many hybrid opportunities at MEDITECH, our culture, and benefits - and network with members of our team.

Date: October 25, 2022

Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Location: Online


CGI Career Paths in Consulting Session

Join CGI for a panel-style session to discuss who we are and what we do! We will also discuss full-time and internship opportunities.

Date: October 25, 2022

Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm

Location: Online


Virtual Career Fair: Hispanics in DoD STEM and Cyber (Dept of Defense)

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Civilian Careers is seeking Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Cyber professionals at all levels to work throughout the world. If you are interested in - Advancing cutting-edge engineering technology - Systems and practices in cyber and space to hypersonic, quantum science and more! - Designing, acquisition, building, configuring data, networks, and systems

Date: October 27, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Online


GROW RegenMed Internship Program - Alliance for Regenerative Medicine

ARM is launching the GROW Internship Program to provide crucial, early-career paid opportunities in the regenerative medicine sector, initially to Black students and over time to a broader minority population. ARM represents 400+ organizations in the cell, gene, and tissue-based therapies sector that target a range of diseases and disorders, many of which affect the Black community. This is specifically designed to provide opportunities to Black individuals - open to undergrad, graduating seniors, and graduate students.

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Internship Period: June 5 – August 18, 2023

Internship Benefits:

·         Earning while learning: Interns will be paid, with some employers offering housing, relocation and travel support.

·         Build community: Interns will be part of an intern class and given a chance to connect with their peers at several points throughout the internship.

·         Professional development: Interns will participate in an ARM-organized kick-off session, a two day in-person professional development event, and a closing session with their class. Post-internship, interns will be given the chance to reconnect with their class and engage with industry leaders at the annual Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa the October following their internship, free of charge.

If you are interested in the GROW internship program, please contact [log in to unmask].

Deadlines for Global Internships and Experiential Programs:

Winter/Spring, Travel Placement:

November 10:  All other locations


Travel Placement: Feb 1

Virtual:  March 10
Build Your Own:  4/10


Research: Please check our new opportunity for Imaging and Devices with Dr. Sikdar!

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


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].


Scholarships has over 70 portable scholarships and fellowships posted. These include undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc level funding opportunities with an emphasis on increasing diversity in STEM.

Undergraduate scholarships and tips and resources for applying:

Graduate fellowships and resources for applying:

Postdoc funding and resources:

A quick video tutorial on using our advanced search functions to find funding opportunities:



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


Job Services

Career Services in College of Engineering and Computing | starting Wednesday, September 6th


-          Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2-5 pm, Suite 3255

-          Monday through Friday from 1-3pm in 3400 SUB I

You can also schedule by calling 703-993-2370 or at [log in to unmask] if you have questions

Resume & Cover Letter Reviews, Questions about Handshake and Job/Internship Search


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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