Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

Our fall engineering newsletter is out! Those of you around campus will no doubt see copies around the school, and alums and parents should be receiving them in the mail shortly. This semester, we focused on our research efforts devoted to energy, highlighting many of our faculty members, doctoral students, and undergraduates who are working on different projects related to solar energy, fuel cells, fusion, and other energy sources. Energy research is a field of critical importance to our economy today and in the future, and we aim to strategically grow our energy-related research and educational offerings to meet the demand of our students and the needs of society.

And speaking of energy, here’s a link to an article that many of you may have seen on the front page of the Democrat and Chronicle last week. It’s about our Laboratory for Laser Energetics and the ways in which it is contributing to the National Ignition Campaign in search of controlled energy-producing nuclear fusion reactions. It’s an exciting time for that research, and the recent interview with Director Bob McCrory highlights our role in this mission of national and global importance.

Finally, we are hiring engineering students to give tours of the Hajim School to prospective students starting on October 11. The tours will run every weekday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. We will provide a briefing and some talking points to interested students, and pay them $10 an hour. This is a great opportunity to meet and welcome new students, make a little money on the side, and probably even learn a thing or two about the school that you didn’t know before. Interested students should contact Nikki Terry at mterry@ur.rochester.edu by Wednesday, October 6.


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean