Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

I’d like to congratulate Professor Mark Bocko on his appointment as director of the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS), a state-funded center based on our campus. The Center promotes high-tech economic development through academic collaboration with local businesses. Many of our professors participate in the program, which provides them with essential support for their research and leads to opportunities for commercialization. Professor Bocko’s interdisciplinary research and local entrepreneurial experience make him an excellent choice to succeed Professor Guarav Sharma, who has devoted the past several years of his academic life to this important endeavor.

Professors Tom Foster, Duncan Moore, and Kevin Parker each have been nominated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. AIMBE unites 1,000 bioengineers, just the top two percent of the field, around beneficial research and innovation. Congratulations!

And a big congratulations to Tony Green, our financial analyst, and his wife Elizabeth who had their first baby on Friday, Caleb Anthony Green!

If you’re looking for some fun, exotic music to fill your Monday, come to Sloan Auditorium, in Goergen Hall, for some classical Indian music that is the latest installment of our Optics Performing Arts Series. The concert will be given by violinist Anabil Chaudhuri and tabla player Nirmalya Chatterjee. It will start at 3:45 p.m. and last about an hour.

Undergraduates, if your academic interests align with Department of Homeland Security initiatives, consider applying for their Undergraduate Scholarship Competition. More information is available here. Also, both undergraduates and graduate students should consider the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program, which provides funding for education and Department of Defense employment upon graduation. Information about SMART is available here.


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean