Weekly Memo

June 29, 2015

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

      Twenty-seven Hajim School students are working one-on-one this summer with members of our faculty as Xerox Engineering Research Fellows. This program, administered bv the Kearns Center, is a collaboration with the Hajim School and Xerox Corp. It provides an intensive lab-based, mentored research experience for engineering undergraduates during the summer before their junior or senior years. Most participants continue their research project into the fall as a faculty-advised, independent study course for which the students receive course credit. This year's participants (with mentors in parentheses) are: John Aho (Paul Ampadu), Abdulwahab Alhaji (Wendi Heinzelman), Marlon Baez (Tom Howard), Melissa Becker (David Wu), Brandall Bernal (David Quesnel), Kelly Chang (Jong-Hoon Nam), Abdoulaye Diallo (Hitomi Mukaibo), Tristan Ford (Diane Dalecki), Aqi He (Alex Shestopalov), Ling He (Jiebo Luo), Akihiro Ishikawa (Gaurav Sharma), Shira Johnston (Richard Waugh),  Mara Lanis (Jannick Rolland), Minsoo Lee (Tom Howard), Marlen Mahendraratnam (Danielle Benoit), Vito Martino (David Wu), Ibrahim Mohammad (Doug Kelley), Peter Pilarz (David Quesnel),  Caeli Quiter (Geunyoung Yoon), Aaron Sadholz (Renato Perucchio), Rabi Shrestha (Roman Sobolewski), Allison Stiller (Mark Buckley), Zoe Tiet (Ehsan Hoque), Yuting Yang (Renato Perucchio), Wasiq Yousaf (Danielle Benoit), Zirui Zang (Jannick Rolland),and Sophie Zhang (Regine Choe). Congratulations to these students -- and many thanks to our faculty members who volunteer as mentors. Read more here.

    Congratulations to two of our PhD students in Optics who have received scholarships from SPIE, the international society that advances an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. James Corsetti, in Prof. Duncan Moore's group, received the Optical Design and Engineering Scholarship. Eric Schiesser, who studies with Prof. Jannick Rolland, was awarded the 2015 Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship.  Read more here.

   Congratulations as well to recent ChemE grad Ethan Pacheck '15, who has been elected to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Team for men's cross country and track and field. This summer, Ethan is doing research on nuclear engineering at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory near Knoxville, Tenn. In the fall, he will begin study for his PhD in nuclear engineering at the University of Michigan. Read more here.

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


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean