Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

I’d like to start this week’s memo by extending my congratulations to Amy Van Hove, a biomedical engineering graduate student and Michael Krestos, a mechanical engineering student and Midshipmen in the University’s NROTC unit. Amy has been awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med-into-Grad Fellowship in Cardiovascular Science, a prestigious award sponsored by the University’s Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute. Michael was recently awarded the Legion of Valor of the United States of America, one of the Navy's highest awards for excellence in military service among Midshipmen. Congratulations Amy and Michael on your accomplishments!

There are a few upcoming events of interest that I encourage you to explore. David Gushue, a 2005 biomedical engineering Ph. D. alumnus will be on campus Friday, September 30 at 12 P.M. in Goergen 101, Sloan Auditorium to describe his career in forensic biomechanics. David joined Arcca Inc. after graduation where he uses his biomedical engineering skills in the research and analysis of the relationships between automobile crash injuries and crash forces, occupant kinematics and human tolerance, as well as forensic investigations. Stop by to learn about this interesting career field for engineers.

Another upcoming event to consider is General Motor’s exclusive future technology showcase at the GM Honeoye Falls Fuel Cell Facility, 111 W. Main St., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 on Saturday, October 1 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. The event will feature the research, development, engineering, and manufacturing of fuel cells that power cars such as the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell and Volt. Other new and innovative vehicles will be on display and available for test drives. For more information, visit the event’s facebook page.

In addition, CEIS and the department of electrical and computer engineering will be hosting a seminar titled “Communication in Stressed Environments” featuring Jeffrey Kroon from Harris RF Communications on Wednesday, September 28, 11 A.M. to 12 P.M. in CSB 209. The seminar will detail the technical environment in which Harris RF works to provide secure, hardened, and reliable communications solutions for government, military, and public safety application as well as the opportunities for future growth in this domain.

Lastly, I’m sad to share that Life Trustee William F. May ’37 passed away last week – he was 95 years old. Bill will be remembered as an especially good friend to the Hajim School, with a gift that helped create an endowed professorship. He lived life to its fullest and always wore a smile.  He will be greatly missed by the University community.

As always, be sure to keep me informed of any news here at the Hajim School and have a great week.


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean