Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

I’m very proud to announce that two Hajim School students have been awarded highly competitive Fulbright Awards to study in the United Kingdom!

Nathaniel Lindsey is a Hajim School senior majoring in Interdepartmental Engineering, with a focus on alternative energy and sustainable engineering, and minoring in optics and environmental geology. Nate hopes to complete his master’s in geothermal energy at the University of Edinburgh. Nate is also a finalist for the highly selective St. Andrew's Society of New York Graduate Study Scholarship, which helps Scottish-American students to pursue graduate study in Scotland. Congratulations, and best of luck with the second competition!

Hannah Watkins is a senior Renaissance Scholar majoring in biomedical engineering. She has been doing research on drug delivery in Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Danielle Benoit’s lab. Hannah has proposed using her Fulbright year to study drug delivery from a new perspective, with an expert in the field at Imperial College, London. Congratulations, Hannah!

I’d also like to call your attention to some upcoming events:

The last information session of the semester on the Industry Practicum Co-Op program that is offered for Hajim School students is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Lattimore 306 on Wednesday, March 23.   Here's where you can find some general information about the program.

Dean of Graduate Studies Wendi Heinzelman and I would like to invite Hajim School graduate students to a town hall meeting and pizza lunch on Friday, March 25 at 12 p.m. in Goergen 108. She and I will offer highlights of the current year and discuss the future of the Hajim School and the university.  We are also interested in hearing your comments, concerns, and questions. Please RSVP to Pia Bunton at pia.bunton@rochester.edu by Thursday, March 24, if you can join us.

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) is holding their annual technology showcase on Wednesday, April 6 at the Doubletree Hotel at 1111 Jefferson Road in Henrietta. The event begins at 1 p.m., and will include presentations by a range of CEIS industry partners, student poster presentations, refreshments, and opportunities for networking. More information, including the link to RSVP, is available via the CEIS website.

There will be a free MATLAB training and information session today in Goergen 101 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Jiro Doke, Ph.D., senior applications engineer, will conduct the seminar on the software and parallel computing. You can register here, or contact Heather Wellman at heather.wellman@mathworks.com or 508-647-7093 with any questions.

And, in closing, here’s a recent National Public Radio piece about the strong job market for computer science students. I hope you will find this story as heartening as I do. The transcript is available here.


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean