Weekly Memo

Aug. 10, 2015

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

    "I have learned so much in just a few months!” Lance Floto reports from Budapest, Hungary. Lance, a rising junior in Computer Science, is a great example of a student who is making the most of a study abroad opportunity. He spent his spring semester at AIT, the Aquincum Institute of Technology, which became an official UR study abroad site last fall. AIT is designed specifically for North American students interested in pursuing computer sciences and software engineering. Four of the five classes Lance took will count toward his graduation requirements here. He visited 18 different countries. AND he landed a summer internship writing code for a variety of software projects for a small start-up company in Belgrade. "Working with a small team that is going through all the stages of trying to build a company has been one of the best and quickest ways for me to learn about the industry,” Lance says. This is the kind of experience I want all of our students to have, and that's why I'm pushing so hard to increase our percentage of participation in study abroad. You can read more about Lance's experiences here. I urge any Hajim School student interested in studying abroad to contact Rohan Palma, our study abroad adviser.

     Congratulations to Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez '16 of Optics, who has been selected as a 2015 Laureate of the Tau Beta Pi Association, the engineering honor society. Pedro joins a select group of 99 laureates chosen since 1982, and is only the second laureate from the University of Rochester. Well done, Pedro!

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

Sincerely,

Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean