Weekly Memo

Aug. 24, 2015

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

        Another academic year is upon us!

        At 10 a.m. Wednesday, 455 incoming freshmen who have declared an interest in engineering will file into Strong Auditorium to be officially welcomed by Jim Zavislan, our associate dean.

        Later this week, our other undergraduates will arrive -- and no doubt be surprised by the transformation that has occurred this summer behind the Hopeman Building, where site preparation is well underway for the new Wegmans Hall.

       They'll also notice some remodeling in the space just inside the entrance to our administrative offices in Lattimore Hall.

    My thanks in advance to all of our faculty, undergraduate coordinators, administrative staff and peer advisers who are going to be very busy helping our new students get settled in. I am truly grateful for all your efforts on their behalf.

     Congratulations to Danielle Benoit, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, who has been recognized as one of 11 CMBE Young Innovators for 2015 by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering journal. The award highlights the best and brightest young faculty working in the area of cellular and molecular bioengineering. Danielle and the other 2015 CMBE Young Innovators will present their research and be recognized at the annual Biomedical Engineering Society meeting in October in Tampa, FL.  Well done, Danielle!

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

Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean