Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

I would like to start by congratulating professor Marvin Doyley from electrical and computer engineering on being invited to write a topical review article by the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB). This significant article, titled "Model-based elastography: a survey of approaches to the inverse elasticity problem" was published online in January and was selected by PMB as their featured article. The review is also featured as Editor's Choice at the Medical Physics website.

This week, Brad Stenger, an alumnus of mechanical engineering will be on campus for a discussion of the future of journalism in the digital age. The talk will take place on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:00 P.M. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. Brad will also be available to talk with students at the Gwen Green Career Center Wednesday, February 1 at 12:00 P.M. Brad’s career has crossed technology, engineering, and journalism showing the value of the intersection of engineering across multiple disciplines and career paths.

I also encourage all undergraduates to attend the Study Abroad Expo on Friday, February 3, 1:00-3:00 P.M. in the Wilson Commons May Room. You will be able to talk with some of the 45 Hajim students who have studied abroad, as well as with program representatives. Don't have a passport? US Passport application materials will be available at the expo. The study abroad proposal submission deadline for the Fall 2012 semester is February 15. With our increasingly global economy, I cannot stress enough the importance of studying abroad and hope you take advantage of the opportunity to do so during your time at the Hajim School.

Lastly, instructors (sophomores, juniors, or 4th year Take-Five/KEY students) are needed for the Summer 2012 Pre-College Experience in Physics (PREP) Program. PREP encourages young women from area high schools to pursue the sciences. The work period lasts from June 1 to August 3, 2012 and offers competitive compensation. Though a physics major is not required, applicants must have a few college-level physics classes on their transcript and at least a 3.0 GPA. For more information on the program go to the program website. To apply, submit your application before February 15; list interest in the PREP program in the current courses section. Contact Connie Jones for more information.  

Be sure to send me any news! Have a great week everyone.


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean