Bioengineering Department at the Volgenau School of Engineering, GMU

Bioengineering Department at the Volgenau School of Engineering, GMU Bioengineering is a new department at George Mason University. Learn about the faculty, programs, and research activities. • Accreditation of the bachelors of science degree in Bioengineering by ABET in 2013 • Development of on-line education through our launch of a Bioengineering 101 distance learning program. • Creation of a “Bioengineering Health Informatics” concentration for our students to meet the rapidly expanding employment demands for this area. • 190 students enrolled in our undergraduate Bioengineering major. • Outstanding students: 35% of new Bioengineering freshman are honors students with 3 of the 20 new University Scholars declaring Bioengineering as their major. • Bioengineering PhD program plan approved by the Mason Board of Visitors • New hire: Dr. Laurence Bray, Research Assistant Professor, with expertise in neuromorphic engineering and computational neuroscience joined the department.
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We will be recruiting to fill a new tenured or tenure-track faculty position this Spring. • New grant funding from the NSF, NIH, and the DoD. • Establishment of a clinical internship program for our students developed in collaboration with Inova Hospital Dept of Neuroscience. • The vast majority of undergraduate students are pursuing and earning opportunities for funded research through external summer internships and the Mason Students as Scholars program. This past summer, our students held internships at the NIH, NRL, and CNMC. • Scholarship development well under way. We are working to establish the Departments first named scholarship in honor of Professor Peter Katona. Once endowed, the scholarship will support an outstanding undergraduate student in Bioengineering.

Mission: The mission of the Bioengineering Department at Mason is to create new knowledge and technology at the interface between engineering and bioscience to improve human health through research and education. To accomplish this mission, the primary goals of the department are: To provide a challenging and rewarding multidisciplinary education to our students; To establish and conduct nationally-recognized research programs in bioengineering; To serve the University as a nexus for opportunities at the interface of engineering and biomedicine; and To foster links with nearby public and private sector laboratories and organizations to collaborate on research and development projects, promote biomedical technology transfer, and establish training/ internships for students. To achieve the educational aspect of our mission, our curriculum emphasizes the development of problem solving, critical thinking, communication skills, and teamwork. We have the following educational objectives for students who graduate from our program: Alumni electing to work after graduation (for example, in industry or government) will contribute to the development or application of new biomedical products or processes that are of benefit to society Alumni electing to continue their formal education will have completed their studies, or will have made demonstrable progress toward an advanced degree in their chosen profession Alumni will communicate and perform effectively as members or leaders of multi-disciplinary teams. Alumni will continue to enhance their skills and knowledge in a quest for further professional development.

Nashaat Rasheed graduated in Spring 2018 with a PhD in Bioengineering from George Mason University. He now works for the...
11/20/2020

Nashaat Rasheed graduated in Spring 2018 with a PhD in Bioengineering from George Mason University. He now works for the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Service Honor Award after being at the FDA for one year only. Congratulations!

10/22/2020
Registration for Career Night is now open! Please share the media kit with your liaisions and remind them that space is ...
10/22/2020

Registration for Career Night is now open! Please share the media kit with your liaisions and remind them that space is limited and time is short. There are several Handshake resources linked in the key messages document, which should be helpful for your reference when sharing with students or among your network.

Event Details:
• When: October 28, from 4 to 7 pm EST
• Where: go.gmu.edu/CareerNight
• What: jobs and internships for all majors
• How: Register in Handshake and sign up for sessions
*Please note: Registration is required. Students will not be able to meet with employers without registering AND signing up for a session.

Featured Employers:
- Bognet Construction (Open to All Majors – CEIE check it out)
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Carollo Engineers
- Easy Dynamic Corp
- Eli Lilly & Company
- Invo HealthCare - Progressus Therapy
- Lockheed Martin
- Micron Technology
- N-ask Incorporated
- Naval Research Lab
- Shared Spectrum Company (Hosting an event with IEEE – details below)
- Verizon
- Zeta & Associates

Information Regarding IEEE Event:
IEEE Event – Resume Clinic with Shared Spectrum Company – Thursday
Please contact Michael Nguyen with questions about this event.

Shared Spectrum Company (SSC) is hosting a free resume clinic with their CEO, President, and VP to go over exactly what they're looking for in candidates and to help YOU polish your resume for future opportunities as you get closer to the end of your academic career. The video call will take place this Thursday, 10/22/2020 @ 6PM. This is a rare opportunity to get information and feedback from high-ranking professionals in the tech field and we encourage you to take some time to attend the virtual event. Moreover, this event is the perfect time to practice networking and to see if there are any positions in the company that fit your goals (ask about how you should approach internship and full-time opportunities!). If you're not interested in potential opportunities with SSC or similar fields, this is still a great chance to review your own resume so that it is ready for technical positions in your area of choice for the future.

Access the link below on Thursday to attend the event. Students should be able to use a web browser rather than download the app.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/645034805

Professor Giorgio Ascoli and his team originally made NeuroMorph.org in 2006. Since then, the online repository for neur...
10/08/2020
Neural reconstruction database benefits many areas of research | Volgenau School of Engineering

Professor Giorgio Ascoli and his team originally made NeuroMorph.org in 2006. Since then, the online repository for neuron reconstructions has grown to over 130,000 entries and hundreds of projects citing the site's work. Read about how NeuroMorph.org has grown.
https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/589171

Neural reconstruction database benefits many areas of research October 5, 2020   /   by Lauren Huey See All News Latest News All RSS Neural reconstruction database benefits many areas of research October 5, 2020 Mason announces College of Engineering and Computing October 2, 2020 Engineering stude...

10/01/2020
Bioengineering senior Allison Dockum has experienced first-hand how advancements in medical technology can change someon...
09/24/2020

Bioengineering senior Allison Dockum has experienced first-hand how advancements in medical technology can change someone's life. Now, Dockum strives to incite more progress in the biomedical field.
Check out her story ➡️ http://ow.ly/Gz2g50BxSZw

Bioengineering senior Allison Dockum has experienced first-hand how advancements in medical technology can change someone's life. Now, Dockum strives to incite more progress in the biomedical field.

Check out her story ➡️ http://ow.ly/Gz2g50BxSZw

Bioengineering Senior wants to create assistive technology to help others:https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/588576
09/18/2020
Bioengineering senior wants to create assistive technology to help others | Volgenau School of Engineering

Bioengineering Senior wants to create assistive technology to help others:
https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/588576

Bioengineering senior wants to create assistive technology to help others September 17, 2020   /   by Nanci Hellmich See All News Latest News All RSS Mason statistics researchers analyzing COVID-19 incidence in children in Northern Virginia September 22, 2020 Computer science researcher investigat...

https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/586861Bioengineering student Ashley Lewis is an athlete, a researcher, a student, and is a...
07/09/2020

https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/586861
Bioengineering student Ashley Lewis is an athlete, a researcher, a student, and is aspiring to be so much more. Read below for her story.

David Thompson, a master's student in bioengineering, is interning at Inova. He's helping develop a virtual reality tool...
06/26/2020

David Thompson, a master's student in bioengineering, is interning at Inova. He's helping develop a virtual reality tool that uses data about various aspects of the patient’s health to predict how the patient would react to different surgical options.
https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/586531

Congratulations! Associate Professor Qi Wei  receives 2020 Teaching Excellence Award - Bioengineering Professor Qi Wei w...
04/30/2020

Congratulations! Associate Professor Qi Wei receives 2020 Teaching Excellence Award - Bioengineering Professor Qi Wei was selected as one of the university-wide Teaching Excellence Award winners for her team teaching and collaborative learning work with students.
https://bioengineering.gmu.edu/research/awards-and-achievements

For all of you who miss our Mason grounds - spring dips our campus into colors. We asked the construction  crew to waive...
04/13/2020

For all of you who miss our Mason grounds - spring dips our campus into colors. We asked the construction crew to waive to our Mason students to say Hi ;) and they did. And the starships are still delivering to the few in the dorms.

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02/10/2020

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Congratulations to Holly To for the Katona Scholarship for Excellence in Bioengineering!https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/58...
12/13/2019
Bioengineering student awarded Katona scholarship | Volgenau School of Engineering

Congratulations to Holly To for the Katona Scholarship for Excellence in Bioengineering!
https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/581876

Bioengineering student awarded Katona scholarship December 5, 2019   /   by Ryley McGinnis See All News Explore Undergraduate Programs Learn About Scholarships Latest News All RSS Mason, NOVA, Amazon degree program is lauded December 9, 2019 Bioengineering student awarded Katona scholarship Decemb...

Mason Bioengineering at the BMES in Philadelphia.
10/18/2019

Mason Bioengineering at the BMES in Philadelphia.

09/30/2019
National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation - Funded Engineers at George Mason University: Mason Bioengineering's Siddhartha Sikdar, PhD, and other researchers harness ultrasound technology to give amputees a better grip with their prosthetics.
https://www.facebook.com/US.NSF/videos/516878595746398/

NSF-funded engineers at George Mason University have found a way to help people get a better grip with their prosthetics. By imaging muscle deformation from the remaining muscles in the arm the team is able to understand the subjects intended movements.

The team uses powerful ultrasound technology to send sound waves deep into the body to sense this muscle activity. Their computer algorithms use these signals to learn to accurately differentiate between 15 distinct hand and wrist movements.

09/30/2019

Mason Bioengineering's Siddhartha Sikdar, PhD on Prostetics Research:

Mason bioengineering professor Caroline Hoemann is making significant strides in developing treatments for chronic knee ...
09/19/2019
Professor hopes to get a leg up on research to halt knee pain | Volgenau School of Engineering

Mason bioengineering professor Caroline Hoemann is making significant strides in developing treatments for chronic knee pain.
https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/579626

Professor hopes to get a leg up on research to halt knee pain September 18, 2019   /   by Nanci Hellmich See All News Latest News All RSS Professor hopes to get a leg up on research to halt knee pain September 18, 2019 NSF research traineeship offers new approach to STEM graduate education Septemb...

A multidisciplinary team of George Mason University researchers led by  Siddhartha Sikdar is part of a groundbreaking ap...
09/19/2019
NSF research traineeship offers new approach to STEM graduate education | George Mason

A multidisciplinary team of George Mason University researchers led by Siddhartha Sikdar is part of a groundbreaking approach by the National Science Foundation that could change the face of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education. Learn more about the project:
https://www2.gmu.edu/news/579636

With 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars.

Dr. Qi Wei is an associate professor at George Mason University;s Department of Bioengineering. Her work will help with ...
09/11/2019
Professor’s eyes are on the prize: A treatment to help others see better | Volgenau School of Engineering

Dr. Qi Wei is an associate professor at George Mason University;s Department of Bioengineering. Her work will help with the diagnosis and treatment of strabismus.

https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/579381

Professor’s eyes are on the prize: A treatment to help others see better September 10, 2019   /   by Nanci Hellmich See All News Latest News All RSS Professor’s eyes are on the prize: A treatment to help others see better September 10, 2019 Mechanical engineering students learn leadership less...

Katie Selmer is a senior at Mason's Department of Bioengineering. During the summer 2019 she was a Pathways Intern with ...
09/11/2019

Katie Selmer is a senior at Mason's Department of Bioengineering. During the summer 2019 she was a Pathways Intern with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where she worked within the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in their Office of Management. Her work covered a wide array of administrative tasks to include digitizing position descriptions and organizing their database. The experience gave Katie a great networking opportunity and the people in the Office of Management were very appreciative and helpful in offering her career advice. Katie highly recommends setting up a USAJobs account and applying for Pathways positions.

Spotlight on BIOE student Amanda Graf:Amanda Graf is a sophomore bioengineering student at Mason who interned this summe...
08/26/2019

Spotlight on BIOE student Amanda Graf:
Amanda Graf is a sophomore bioengineering student at Mason who interned this summer at MITA (Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance) in Rosslyn. She spent her time getting familiarized with legislature related to the medical imaging field, listening to calls with organizations such as the FDA, and working on various other projects. She enjoyed to be a part of a leading organization and voice of medical imaging companies.

Bioengineering junior De'Andre Darby helps study the use of ultrasound technology to give people better control of prost...
08/15/2019
Researching new ways to change lives | Volgenau School of Engineering

Bioengineering junior De'Andre Darby helps study the use of ultrasound technology to give people better control of prosthetics at the Center for Adaptive Systems for Brain-Body Interactions (CASBBI), a lab run by bioengineering professor Siddhartha Sikdar.
https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/578876

Researching new ways to change lives August 13, 2019   /   by Nanci Hellmich See All News Latest News All RSS Researching new ways to change lives August 13, 2019 Students program computers to interpret sign language August 12, 2019 High School teachers learn the principles of computer science Aug...

Caroline Hoemann, Professor of Mason's Department of Bioengineering, was recognized with the honorary status of Fellow o...
07/11/2019

Caroline Hoemann, Professor of Mason's Department of Bioengineering, was recognized with the honorary status of Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR) of the ICORS International College of Fellows. Nominees selected display a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of orthopaedic research. Photo from left to right: Dr. Fackson Mwale, Dr. Jeff Dixon, Dr. Caroline Hoemann, Dr. Frank Bierer.

Mason bioengineering grads invent device to improve brain and spinal surgery. Bioengineering graduates Paige Epler, Andr...
06/27/2019
Mason bioengineering grads invent device to improve brain and spinal surgery | George Mason

Mason bioengineering grads invent device to improve brain and spinal surgery. Bioengineering graduates Paige Epler, Andrew Ryan, Tyra Bookhart and Laura Carter — have devised a mechanism that improves minimally invasive brain and spinal surgery, and they’re optimistic that it can eventually be a useful tool in the medical field.
https://www2.gmu.edu/news/578051

With 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars.

Check out the amazing work of Mason Bioengineering's Remi Veneziano, PhD -https://content.gmu.edu/node/577036
05/16/2019
Nanotech’s microscopic world could have a global impact on vaccines | GMU Shared Content

Check out the amazing work of Mason Bioengineering's Remi Veneziano, PhD -
https://content.gmu.edu/node/577036

Nanotech’s microscopic world could have a global impact on vaccines May 10, 2019   /   by Nanci Hellmich “It’s a safe and elegant way to design vaccines.” — Remi Veneziano, assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering Rémi Veneziano, an assistant professor in the Department o...

https://content.gmu.edu/node/575991Mason Bioengineering Professor Giorgio Ascoli presents a decade’s worth of work on th...
04/04/2019
100,000 Neurons and counting: Sharing data saves time and money | GMU Shared Content

https://content.gmu.edu/node/575991
Mason Bioengineering Professor Giorgio Ascoli presents a decade’s worth of work on the NeuroMorpho project at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. (Photo by Evan Cantwell)

100,000 Neurons and counting: Sharing data saves time and money April 3, 2019   /   by Lauren Huey Mason researcher Giorgio Ascoli presents a decade’s worth of work on the NeuroMorpho project at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. (Photo by Evan Cantwell) Giorgio Ascoli, professor of bioen...

It’s Registration Awareness Week! Be sure to see your Academic Advisor to discuss fall 2019 new curriculum registration ...
03/15/2019

It’s Registration Awareness Week! Be sure to see your Academic Advisor to discuss fall 2019 new curriculum registration and degree progress.

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