Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

A few months ago, I told you about a new study abroad program for engineers that Assistant Dean Lisa Norwood went to Europe to help set up. Well, Elvira MuÑoz, the director of the IES Madrid Center for Study Abroad will be in Rochester Tuesday afternoon to give an overview of the program and answer specific questions about housing, meals, field trips, and course offerings. The program, which starts in spring 2011, will allow students to take English language courses in Spain that will count toward their engineering degrees. It will also give participants a chance to learn Spanish and tour hi-tech companies to get a sense for how engineering is done outside of the U.S. For all of those interested, the information session for students is at 2 p.m. in Gavett Hall, Room 202. A separate session for faculty and staff members will take place immediately afterward at 3:15 p.m.

And if you’re looking for a fun, rewarding, engineering-related volunteer opportunity for the summer, I encourage you to check out the Hajim School Design Squad. This is a program where our students will get a chance to work on fun engineering projects with younger students in local schools as a way to show them how exciting engineering can be. The first activity is on May 28, from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Contact Nikki Terry if you’re interested at mterry@ur.rochester.edu. There will be more like this throughout the summer, so stay tuned to our Facebook page.

I hope our students enjoyed the sunny weekend and found some time to study for finals.

Sincerely,

Robert L. Clark,
Professor and Dean