Weekly Memo

Nov. 26, 2012

Dear members of the Hajim School community:
    I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was a memorable one, and everybody is refreshed and well rested for the resumption of classes!

   Congratulations to Wendi Heinzelman, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and dean of graduate studies for Arts, Sciences and Engineering, for being named a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. Heinzelman was recognized for designing and implementing “cutting-edge networking, communication and signal processing techniques for a wide array of applications running over wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, and heterogeneous networks,” in a way that has “greatly advanced the efficient utilization of the severely limited resources of these systems.”

   Here's a great scholarship opportunity for Hajim School students interested in energy and the environment: the IBERDROLA Foundation has announced it will award scholarships  for students attending master's programs at the UR and the University of Maine in fall 2013-2014 in the following areas: renewable and sustainable energy, environment and biodiversity, clean combustion, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and smart distribution networks. This is of special interest for students in alternative energy, chemical engineering, material sciences and electrical engineering. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15. Click here for more information or to apply online.

As always, keep me updated and have a great week.


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean