Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

I hope everyone enjoyed Friday’s E-social, and I’d like to thank the Society of Women Engineers for hosting the event.  If you have suggestions for improvements or future topics and hosts, please let Sandra Turner know (saturner@seas.rochester.edu). While I was there, I had a chance to talk to Scott Seidman, who had just returned safely from Peru, where his students presented ideas for solutions to some engineering challenges faced by Peruvian hospitals. It sounds like the ideas were greeted with enthusiasm and prototypes are on the way. Congratulations on a successful trip!

I’m happy to report that Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Engin Ipek and his research group won a best paper award at the Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) conference in Pittsburg last week. This is one of the top computer architecture conferences internationally, and being recognized with this honor is a stellar achievement!

I also have some important news for graduate students and post-docs interested in pursuing careers in academia.  Faculty members from across campus are planning a workshop to share some of the “tricks of the trade” that you will find useful in your future career search.  The first two workshops will be held on Friday, April 9 and Monday, May 10 on the River Campus. For more details and to register, visit www.rochester.edu/warner/futurefaculty.

Finally, I’d like to congratulate chemical engineering junior Benjamin Yezer, who received a summer fellowship to work in the Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Sincerely,

Robert L. Clark,
Professor and Dean