Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

I would like to start by congratulating two of our students who are the recipients of the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad: Rachel Biersinski '13 and Allayna Dehond '14. Studying abroad is a wonderful opportunity to explore our ever-increasing global economy and I am happy to see more and more Hajim students perusing educational experiences overseas.

There is an exciting opportunity that I would like to share with everyone. The Charles and Janet Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition was created to encourage undergraduate engineering/applied science students to consider the commercial potential of their design project or research.  Students, individually or in teams, compete by submitting a business plan for a technical business, often based on their senior design projects. Last year, total prize money of over $7,000 was awarded for the top projects. Groups can also choose to submit their plan to the Mark Ain Business Model competition, whose top prize was $10,000. Business Plans are due Monday, April 23, and final presentations are Friday, May 4. For more information call 276-3500 or e-mail Maureen Konopka.

I would like to announce the launch of two new sites. The Hajim School Undergraduate Student website features student profiles, photos, videos, a calendar of events, job opportunities, and other announcements. We have also recently launched a dedicated research website, featuring faculty and student research.  Both pages are great resources to help you stay on top of some of the exciting things going on here at the Hajim School and I encourage you to check them out regularly.

I am also happy to share that the Institute of Optics recently received a generous gift from Edmund Optics to help pay for Optics hoodies. I am pleased to see companies helping to build community within the Hajim School and I know the students are grateful for the gift.

Lastly, I encourage you to check out the new and improved Hajim School Facebook Page for all current events, scholarship and job opportunities, and other useful information to help you connect with the Hajim School community.

Sincerely,

Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean