Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:
As many of you have likely heard, Ching Tang, professor of chemical engineering, has won this year’s Wolf Prize in chemistry! Ching’s work with solar energy and his well known inventions – most notably the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) - speak to the drive and innovation that he brings to both his research and his teaching here at the Hajim School. Here’s an article that was on the front page of the Democrat and Chronicle about the award. And, in case you’re not convinced about the impact or importance of OLED technology, take a look at this video from CES.
Senior biomechanical engineering student John “Sully” Sullivan will perform a portion of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with the University Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, February 26 at 8 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Sully is performing as a winner of last fall’s Annual River Campus Concerto Competition, which is a very impressive accomplishment!
Happy National Engineers Week, everyone!

Tonight, EngineeringJeopardy in Wilson Commons begins at 5:00 p.m. (Don’t worry -- Watson can’t make it.) Jeopardy will be followed by the mini Baja movie “Dust to Glory” at 6 p.m. in Gleason. Tuesday features the Engineers' Taste of the World Festival in Wilson Commons from 12 to 1:30 p.m. On Wednesday, the Etiquette Dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers dinner on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Staybridge Suites, just over the footbridge. The Egg-Drop Competition begins at 3 p.m. on Friday in Munnerlyn Auditorium, followed by the latest e-social at 4 p.m. in the same location. The week’s concluding event is a 7:30 p.m. hockey game with the RochesterAmerks at Blue Cross Arena (transportation provided). You can find more information about all these events on the Hajim School Facebook 
page, as well as chances to win a variety of prizes all week long.
Students in search of summer plans should check out the Explore Rochester IT program, a nine-week rotation through three local companies. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field and possible post-graduation job options. More information is available here.


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean