Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

I am excited to announce that the Hajim School will once again be hosting an "Art & Engineering" booth at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Clothesline Festival! I encourage engineering art submissions from the Hajim community that incorporate the creative use of technology such as digital photography and/or 3D images, microscopic or CAD renderings, or other interesting forms. Entries can be emailed or delivered to Sandra Turner in 308 Lattimore Hall by May 31. Prizes will be awarded including an iPad for first place.

 With this unseasonably warm weather, I’m sure many of you have been reminded just how close this summer is. With that in mind, I encourage our students in particular to consider your plans if you have not done so already. There are a number of internship opportunities available to help you gain real world engineering experience. The Career Connection blog regularly posts internship and job listings as well as the Hajim School Facebook page. Take a look to see what’s being offered.

There will be a talk “Field of Dreams – If You Build it, They Will Come” with geological sciences alumnus Howard Pratt on how to create your dream career. The event will be held Tuesday, April 3 at 4:00 P.M. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library with a networking reception to follow at 5:00 P.M. Come for this insightful discussion of career paths and network with fellow Hajim School community members.

I would like to remind you once again that the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of Invent Now, is accepting entries for the 2012 Competition! The deadline for participant registration is June 15th. For the last twenty-two years the Collegiate Inventors Competition has recognized and honored students whose inventions one day could make significant contributions to society. This year over $75,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning undergraduate and graduate students and their advisors. For more information on entering, visit the competition website.

Have a great week everyone, and be sure to send any news my way!

Sincerely,

Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean