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Kelsey Kremers, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, has earned a NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship for her proposal, “Is arctic greening consistent with the temperature sensitivity of coupled carbon and nitrogen cycles?" The fellowship is very selective—only 64 fellowships were funded out of 391 applications this year.
Holly Weiss-Bilka, a second year postdoctoral assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been selected to present at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science’s (ACTS) annual meeting. The conference, Translational Science 2015, will take place in Washington, D.C from April 16th to April 18th, 2015.
Janaee Wallace joined the University of Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s (ESTEEM) Program because her college counselor said it would equip her to fulfill her dreams. Wallace wants to develop marine aquaculture in her native Bahamas to launch innovative, sustainable food production across developing island and coastal nations in the Caribbean and South America. ESTEEM is adding extensive business, marketing, and technology skills to the scientific knowledge she gained with a biology major and chemistry minor at St. Edward’s University.
Department of Physics graduate student Anthony Ruth has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF15). His application was titled, “Hybrid Van Der Waals materials in next-generation electronics.”
The 2015 Graduate Student Research and Dissertation Award has been given to Darshana Patel, Ph.D. The award recognizes the best thesis of the year in the Department of Physics.
Alumni in the News
Physics Ph.D. alumnus launches video series of scientists
César Hidalgo, who earned a Ph.D. in Physics at Notre Dame in 2008, has started an online video series of scientists, “Cambridge Nights: Conversations About a Life in Science.” The series is produced at the M.I.T. Media Lab that he joined last year. Hidalgo is the ABC Career Development Professor at The Media Lab and a faculty associate at the Center for International Development at Harvard University.