Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

The end of the semester means many awards in recognition of excellent student work!

Colin Huan Jiang '12 received an award for most outstanding paper in the civilian category at the Naval Academy Conference in Annapolis, MD on “People, Power and Politics in the Internet Age.” To be selected from 200 delegates all over the world is an impressive achievement!

Congratulations to senior computer science major Frank Ferraro, who has won both a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship, and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship! Frank was selected from 2,900 applicants for the defense fellowship, and will receive three years of tuition payment and a stipend.

Three biomedical engineering undergraduates, Benjamin Freedman, Hannah Watkins, and Adam Kozak each received National Science Foundation Research Fellowships. In addition, Michael Hoffman, a doctoral student, received an honorable mention.

I’m proud to announce that the following Hajim School students received recognition for excellent work at last week’s Research Expo. Kelli Summers, a biomedical engineering major, won a President’s Award for her presentation. She also learned just last week that she won a Fulbright fellowship to study in Ghana. Biomedical engineering majors Benjamin Freedman and Aaron Zakrzewski, and Nathaniel Lindsey, an alternative energy and sustainable engineering major, won Dean’s Awards for their presentations. Professor’s Choice Awards went to mechanical engineering major Tim McCrossen and biomedical engineering major Hannah Watkins. In addition, Laurel Carney, professor of biomedical engineering, was named professor of the year. Congratulations to all! 

To see more great student work, please come to Senior Design Day on Thursday, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Munnerlyn Atrium of Goergen Hall. After months of hard work, students will present their solutions to real-world engineering challenges. This year it will be a big event combining groups from several different departments, so I encourage everyone who’s interested to come check it out.

And, come watch as undergraduate engineering and applied science students present their technical business plans to a panel of alumni and faculty judges during the Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition. Presentations will take place Friday, April 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Schlegel 201, with a reception to follow.


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean