Undergraduate Research Opportunities
All bioengineering undergraduate students have the opportunity to work with talented faculty in a research setting at Mason. What kind of research are you interested in?
Mason's bioengineering students have the opportunity to search for life-saving answers to complex medical problems. Both our graduate and undergraduate students explore current research topics.
Our PhD students work side-by-side with top bioengineering researchers to:
Develop a novel approach to predict aneurysm rupture based on computing blood flow patterns.
Use the latest ultrasound technology to improve prosthetics for arms, hands, and legs.
Put together maps of neuron connections in the brain to understand brain function and neurological diseases.
Engineer new biomaterials and nanostructures to regenerate tissues and modulate the body’s immune responses.
Our undergraduate program culminates in a senior design project. One team of senior engineering students garnered national attention for designing a prosthetic hand that enabled a 10-year-old to play the violin. Another bioengineering team won first place for their advanced MRI project at a Biomedical Engineering Society undergraduate research competition. Our senior design course is now being further enriched thanks to a recently funded NIH grant that permits our students to spend 6 weeks in clinical immersion in a local hospital prior to entering their senior year. Their projects will respond to a clinical challenge and be guided by a team of advisors including a clinical mentor, an industry advisor, and our bioengineering faculty.
Other Research Opportunities at Mason
Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP): Students work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions. They solve hypothesis-driven questions with the latest technology.
Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP): The URSP supports juniors and seniors doing research for the academic year.