Weekly Memo

Feb. 25, 2013

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

I’m very excited about our University’s decision to partner with Coursera in offering free online courses to a global audience — for a couple of reasons. One, I think it’s a great way to increase UR’s visibility, highlight the quality of its programs, and share our expertise. Two, it’s going to be a great honor for me to work alongside one of our very best educators, Mark Bocko, in teaching one of those classes — on audio and music engineering. More details to come . . .

Congratulations to Marvin Doyley, assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His article on "Model-based elastography: a survey of approaches to the inverse elasticity problem," was selected by the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology for its "Highlights of 2012" collection. The articles and papers in this collection "span some of the most cutting-edge areas of biomedical physics." Good work, Marvin! Click here to read more.

The Physics Department is looking for undergraduate instructors for its summer program for 9th and 10th grade women students from Rochester area high schools. Instructors do not have to be physics majors, as long as they have taken a couple of semesters of college physics and have a 3.0 GPA.  If interested, contact Connie Jones.

If you like big challenges, here’s one: Preserving and protecting New York City’s water supply and making New York City more sustainable. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection is looking for undergraduates in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer sciences interested in Summer 2013 internships. The application deadline is April 5, 2013.

Reminder: Engineers Week activities continue through Friday, including Engineering Jeopardy from 5-6:30 p.m. today in the Gowen Room at Wilson Commons, Poker Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday in Room 209 of the Computer Science Building,  and an Egg Drop Competition at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Munnerlyn Atrium of Goergen Hall.

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


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean