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Ham School News 2017

December 2017

Helen Yang '18 of Biomedical Engineering was among the students who participated in a Toys for All Tots workshop, learning to adapt battery-operated toys so they can be used by special needs children at Golisan Hospital. Read more here.

Engineering students recognized for excelling in the humanities as well. Read more here.

Eight students join NAE Grand Challenges Scholar Program. Read more here.

Prof. Hussein Aluie awarded 90 million additional hours of computer time to aid the quest for inertial confinement fusion. Read more here.

Scientist’s accidental exhale leads to improved DNA detector. Read more here.

Prof. Wayne Knox is elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Read more here.

November 2017

During a wide-ranging 'fireside chat,' Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis and Hajim Dean Wendi Heinzelman discuss the staggering underrepresentation of females and minorities in computer-driven technologies, and how both the toymaker and university are using emerging technologies to interest young people in science and engineering. Read more here.

Prof. Tenhaeff shares 'Oscar of Invention' for safer battery for electric vehicles. Read more here.

October 2017

Ehsan Hoque of computer science, chosen for this year's Science News "10 to Watch List," is a study in resiliency. Read more...

September 2017

Prof. Sheryl Gracewski of mechanical engineering is the recipient of the 2017 Hajim School Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more...

Lab of Prof. Mark Bocko is creating flat panel loudspeakers that double as wall art and light panels to create a 'totally immersive sonic space' at a modest price. Read more...

August 2017

A new award for Hajim students who tackle grand challenges. Read more here.

Adam Sefkow receives two awards for research in fusion, high energy density physics. Read more here.

An appreciation: David Quesnel, 1952-2017. Read more here.

July 2017

Industrial Associates opens doors for optics students. Read more here.

June 2017

Students blog about their experiences in a summer field school in Ghana, studying historic coastal forts. Read more here.

May 2017

Hajim School celebrates the Class of 2017 at diploma ceremony. Read more here.

Jannick Rolland is recipient of Edmund A. Hajim Outstanding Faculty Award. Read more here.

Cindy Gary is recipient of Edmund A. Hajim Outstanding Staff Award. Read more here.

Human-computer interaction class creates apps, programs to improve lives. Read more here.

Design Day showcases more than 80 capstone projects by Hajim School seniors and by master's students in the Center for Technology and Innovation device design program. Read more here.

Art of Science Competition conveys the beauty in engineering. Read more here.

Cindy Fitzgerald of chemical engineering is this year's recipient of the Dottie Welch Award for supporting undergraduate students. Read more here.

April 2017

Baja SAE team unveils the off-road vehicle they'll drive into competitions in California and Kansas later this spring. Read more here.

Engineers Without Borders student chapter builds clean water system for school in Dominican Republic. Read more here.

PhD student Kilean Lucas will represent Rochester at international Falling Walls competition. Read more here.

Chem-E-Car teams shows its spirit at regional competition. Read more here.

Danielle Benoit is Rochester's 'Young Engineer of the Year.' Read more here.

March 2017

Read about Hajim School faculty using data science in their research:

  1. Thomas Howard, Jiebo Luo, and Ehsan Hoque use machine learning to advance human-computer interaction. Read more...
  2. Mark Bocko and Zhiyao Duan use computers to automatically identify a genre or singer, extract the emotional content of a song, and offer tools to improve musical performance and notation. Read more...
  3. Gaurav Sharma analyzes data from skin sensors to personalize the treatment of patients with Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. Read more...

BRAID initiative, open enrollment help draw underrepresented women students to computer science. Read more ...

Chunlei Guo and his team develop a technique to visualize, for the first time, the complete evolution of micro- and nanoscale structural formation on a material’s surface during and after a laser pulse. Read more...

Ghana field school will give students a chance to study historic Elmina Castle. Read more...

"It was hard to say goodbye." Two Hajim students help Honduran village during winter break. Read more...

Hajim student helps others think critically through debate. Read more...

February 2017

Omar Soufan ’17 and Ibrahim Mohammad ’17 are creating 3D-printed prosthetic upper limbs for Syrian refugees at a health clinic they established in Lebanon. Read more ...

Prof. Jiebo Luo and PhD student Yu Wang tracked candidates' Twitter followers to help explain why Trump won. Read more...

Scholarship student Anis Kallel '17 of Tunisia is enjoying the University of Rochester from all angles. Read more...

Prof. Albert Simon, leading thermonuclear and plasma physics theoretician, remembered as strong mentor. Read more...

Podcast features Hajim lecturer and Grammy winner Steve Roessner and student talking about the awards and changes in audio technology.

REU students will use computational tools to better understand music and the mind. Read more...

January 2017

Students rave about industry road trip to Silicon Valley to explore career opportunities. Read more...

BAM! New 'needle pulse' beam pattern devised by Profs. Parker and Alonso packs a punch. Read more...

Prof. Hussein Aluie awarded 47 million processing hours to run simulation on supercomputer at Argonne. Read more ...