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Hajim School Highlights 2021

 

The ‘best possible place’ to study both piano and photons

December 1, 2021

Nicholas Achuthan at the piano.

Nicholas Achuthan’23 arrived at the University of Rochester knowing he wanted to major in a STEM or engineering discipline, but not sure which one. “I didn’t have the slightest idea,” he says.

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A Look Back in Time

November 7, 2021

Lee Feinup and the James Webb Space Telescope.

As the James Webb Space Telescope heads toward its launch date, dozens of Rochester faculty and alumni await the results of their contributions to the project, when the telescope begins sending images from 13.5 billion years ago.

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An opportune moment to take a fresh look

November 4, 2021

Students doing projects on Hajim Quad.

I am so happy we can all be back together again this semester—in person!

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Celebrating our Achievements

November 1, 2021

The Hajim School is proud to recognize these recent achievements of its faculty members, staff, students, and alumni. They exemplify the University of Rochester motto: Meliora—ever better!

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Engineering students eye $250,000 XPRIZE

October 27, 2021

Members of the team in the lab.

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who recently launched the first all-civilian mission into space, has galvanized a collaboration of Hajim School engineering students to address a pressing issue on Earth: climate change.

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Alvin Lomibao wants to 'meet students where they are'

October 22, 2021

Collage of photos showing Lomibao's close association with the University

Alvin Lomibao ’09 ’13 MS, the Hajim School’s new assistant dean for undergraduate studies, says he is fortunate to be “picking up the baton” from such an able predecessor.  

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Hajim School students who excel at humanities as well

October 11, 2021

Photos of the three recipients.

Three seniors at the top of their class in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have “gone above and beyond” to excel in the humanities as well, says academic advisor Hana Goldstein.

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Muhammed El-Sayed finds ‘fantastic experience’ at Studio X

October 8, 2021

Muhammed El-Sayed with Emily Sherwood, and Meaghan Moody.

Muhammed El-Sayed ’22 says he tends to “jump in headfirst before thinking.”

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Summer REU sparks BME student’s passion for research

September 27, 2021

Tochukwu Toby Iyke-Nzeocha with Lark J. Perez

Tochukwu Toby Iyke-Nzeocha ’24 was warned that students just completing their first year don’t often get accepted by REU (research experience for undergraduates) summer programs.

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New technique speeds measurement of ultrafast pulses

September 24, 2021

Illustration

When we look at an object with our eyes, or with a camera, we can automatically gather enough pixels of light at visible wavelengths to have a clear image of what we see.

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Kendra Watson’s ‘absolutely fantastic’ time at Rochester

August 18, 2021

Kendra Watson running track.

Kendra Watson ’22 is happiest when she’s busy. Very busy.

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Tracey Moyston ’22 wants to be a role model

July 20, 2021

Tracey works in lab.

Tracey Moyston ‘22 knew she wanted to pursue a career in STEM.

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Hristijan Stojkovic, orphan turned scholar, knows the value of mentors

June 30, 2021

Hristijan working in lab HARDER.

It wasn’t easy being a 10-year-old growing up in an orphanage in Serbia, says Hristijan Stojkovic ’22.

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Ogi Bosic ’22: A quest for ‘useful’ knowledge

May 20, 2021

Ogi Bosic, center, working with Baja SAE teammates on this year's off-road vehicle.

Ongjen ‘Ogi’ Bosic’s dream job is to one day design a Formula One race car.

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Congratulations to our 2021 student award winners

May 14, 2021

Congratulations to this year's recipients of Hajim School awards for outstanding achievement.

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Claire Wilson '21: 'a clear standout'

April 13, 2021

Claire Wilson in the lab.

“I truly believe that college is what you make of it,” says Claire Wilson ’21 of chemical engineering.

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Open Sessions makes a comeback—despite COVID-19

April 2, 2021

Members of a band recording in studio.

The recording studio at Gavett Hall resonates to the sound of a live performance by Bellwether Breaks.

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Dias lab reports new technique for synthesizing superconducting materials

March 28, 2021

Diffusion of hydrogen into yttrium

University of Rochester researchers who demonstrated superconducting materials at room temperatures last fall, now report a new technique in the quest to also create the materials at lower pressures.

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Dominick Harasimiuk: Eager to begin career in finance and technology

March 8, 2021

Harasimiuk on a motocycle.

One of the biggest benefits of attending the University of Rochester for Dominick Harasimiuk ’21 has been the opportunity to meet so many interesting, supportive, and caring people.  

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She would like to be an innovator like Elon Musk

January 12, 2021

Tram at sword fall competition.

Tram Nguyen ’22 doesn’t do anything halfway. 

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Francis Pellegrino: a passion for entrepreneurship

January 7, 2021

Francis plays guitar he built from scratch.

What motivates and inspires outstanding University of Rochester undergraduates like Francis Pellegrino ’22 to be entrepreneurs—to start their own companies even before they graduate?

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