Weekly Memo

Nov. 19, 2012

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

Hajim School students put on a good showing at the Optical Society of America's annual meeting held in Rochester last month. Our students won three of the seven Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper awards. They are Wei Jiang, a PhD student in The Institute of Optics and research assistant in Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mehul Malik, a PhD student in the Boyd Quantum Photonic research group; and Robin Sharma, a graduate student in optics, working with Prof. David Williams. (Wolf, our Wilson Professor of Optical Physics who celebrates his 90th birthday this year, was also honored at the meeting.) In addition, Peter McCarthy,  a PhD student working for Prof. Duncan Moore at The Institute, received the Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the field of precision optics manufacturing. Congratulations to all!

Here's another study abroad opportunity. The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) matches U.S. university students majoring in engineering, computer science, and other technical fields with paid internships in approximately 15-20 countries in industry, research institutes and universities, consulting firms, labs, and other work environments. Most placements are for 8-12 weeks during the summer, but some fall semester and longer-term placements are also available. Junior-level standing is preferred, but sophomores and graduating seniors are also invited to apply. Foreign language requirements vary by position. You can apply online; deadline is Dec. 1

Have a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break . . .


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean