Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

I would like to start by congratulating our computer programming team who placed third behind MIT and Harvard in the regional final of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The northeast final was held at RIT and included 12 schools from upstate New York, New England, and eastern Canada. The Rochester team, made up of Josh Pawlicki, Darcey Riley, and Sean Tang solved 7 problems in 15 hours and 25 minutes. Good work! 

Another accomplishment I’d like to share, one of the members of the BME class of 2010, Siu Lung (Kane) Lo was on the winning team of the “Create the Future 2011” design contest. Kane went on to Yale for his M.S. in BME after graduating from the Hajim School and is now attending law school in his home, Hong Kong. His winning design is a screening device that allows rapid testing for food-borne pathogens to prevent illness. Congratulations Kane on your win!

Lastly, I have two upcoming events that I would like to pass along for your consideration. The Women’s Forum of Kodak Employees (WFKE) invites Hajim School students to a Panel Discussion with Rochester Senior Executive Women, Tuesday, November 29 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. in Kodak’s Colonial Dining Room (Eastman Business Park, Bldg. 28). The discussion will explore the panelists’ career experiences and the leadership lessons gained along the way. This is a great opportunity to network with Rochester professionals. The event is free but registration is required. To register, email Melanie Marshall by November 18.

Also, I encourage you all to join Professor Regine Choe for a lunch discussion on career options and job search advice on Friday, November 18, 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. in Goergen 108. Regine Choe is an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester. Bring your own lunch and join in the discussion! All faculty and students are welcome! Visit the Women in Engineering blog for more information or contact Cristina Canavesi.

As always, have a great week everyone and be sure to send any news to me!


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean