Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

I hope you all had a great Meliora Weekend. It was wonderful seeing all of our alums participating in events and interacting with current students and parents. This year’s recipient of the Hajim School Distinguished Alumnus Award, John Major, stressed in his panel discussion on Saturday that networking is still an important tool for our young people. I think that this weekend’s events were a nice way to accomplish that while having a good time.

The first thing I want to share with you this week is an enormous honor for the entire University: Professor of Chemistry Esther Conwell has been selected to receive the National Medal of Science by President Obama. Professor Conwell is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Her research on how electrons travel through semiconductors has no doubt paved the way for the work that many of us do today.

I also want to congratulate our student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society for winning the 2010 Student Chapter Commendable Achievement Award for being one of the most active chapters in the nation. This is a great follow up to their 2009 Student Chapter Meritorious Award.

And I want all of the students to know about an information session about possible careers with General Motors’ Fuel Cell Research division. The session will take place today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Goergen 109. Andrew Bosco ’91, ’96 MS will be leading the session, which will be followed by a networking meet-and-greet, so bring your resumes. If you have questions, call the Career Center at 585.275.2366 or email Lgodwin@UR.rochester.edu


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean