Notre Dame students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Author: Stephanie Healey

Main Building

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the recipients of this year’s Graduate Research Program Fellowships (GRPF). Seven College of Science students and one alumnus received awards. In addition, five science students received honorable mentions.

The fellowship provides three years of support for the graduate education of students who have demonstrated the potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.  Past NSF Fellows include individuals who have made significant breakthroughs in science and engineering research, as well as some who have been honored as Nobel laureates.

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Sylvia Yong receives Fulbright award to study in France

Author: Stephanie Healey

Sylvia Yong

Senior biochemistry and French double major Sylvia Yong of Gainesville, Fla. has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright award to pursue research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. She was a research intern at Institut Pasteur last summer in the unit of biochemistry of macromolecular interactions.

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Cancer detection test takes grand prize in Notre Dame business plan competition

Author: Carol Elliott

NanDio team for McCloskey Business Competition

A team with a business plan for a simple test that detects oral cancer took the grand prize of $25,000 Friday (April 11) in the Mendoza College of Business’ 15th McCloskey Business Plan Competition at the University of Notre Dame. NanDio competed against five other teams in the final round of the competition, which was sponsored by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at Mendoza. The competition awarded $300,000 in cash and prizes.

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Notre Dame hosts Midwest Women in Mathematics symposium

Author: Shadia Ajam


This past Saturday (Apr. 5), the Department of Mathematics hosted the Midwest Women in Math Symposium in the Jordan Hall of Science The purpose of the symposium is to strengthen the network of female mathematicians in the Midwest and encourage collaborations and mentoring relationships.

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Charles Cong Xu accepted to prestigious international graduate program

Author: Stephanie Healey

Charles Cong Xu

Senior environmental sciences major and Chinese minor Charles Cong Xu was recently accepted to the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology (MEME).  MEME is a highly selective two-year research-oriented master’s program for students interested in studying evolution.  He has also been nominated to receive a scholarship from the European Union to attend MEME and will hear the results in early May.

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Notre Dame students named Goldwater Scholars

Author: Stephanie Healey

Main Building in the Spring

The College of Science is pleased to announce that Jacob Haley and Ellie Norby have been named Goldwater Scholars. They were selected from thousands of applicants nationwide to receive the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. In addition, Samantha Piekos has earned an honorable mention.

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Undergraduate Library Research Award competition is accepting applications until Apr. 10

Author: Gene Stowe

Hesburgh Library in the Spring

The fifth Undergraduate Library Research Award competition, with a top prize of $1,000, is accepting applications until April 10. The award is sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries and The Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). Last year’s top winner was Brianna Kunycky of Environmental Sciences, and other College of Science winners have come from Biochemistry and Biological Sciences.

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Physics researchers provide new insights into quantum dynamics and quantum chaos

Author: William G. Gilroy

Boldizsár Jankó (square)

A team of researchers led by University of Notre Dame physicist Boldizsar Janko has announced analytical prediction and numerical verification of novel quantum rotor states in nanostructured superconductors.

The international collaborative team points out that the classical rotor, a macroscopic particle of mass confined to a ring, is one of the most studied systems in classical mechanics.

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