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Seth Brown receives Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Seth Brown

The College of Science has chosen Seth Brown, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, as the recipient of the Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award. The award, which was conferred on May 16 at the College of Science awards luncheon, is presented for excellence in undergraduate or graduate teaching.

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Two seniors receive 2008 Dean's Award

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Adam Boocher

Adam Gadzinski

Two outstanding University of Notre Dame seniors, Adam Boocher and Adam Gadzinski, received the 2008 College of Science Dean’s Award at the college awards luncheon on May 16.  College of Science faculty congratulate both of these exemplary students.

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College of Science faculty receive SAPC funding

Author: Marissa Gebhard

The University’s Strategic Academic Planning Committee (SAPC) identified a total of five research projects which will receive a total of up to $40 million for the first phase of integrated research initiatives. Two of the five proposals were awarded to College of Science faculty.

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Two Mathematics Majors Win Goldwater Scholarships

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Goldwater Winners

Junior Andrew Manion and sophomore Eric Riedl have each been awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year. Both Manion and Riedl are double majors in mathematics and music who plan to pursue doctorates in mathematics and careers in teaching and research after graduating from Notre Dame.

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Over 70 students present research results at COS-JAM

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Alec Hirschauer

The second College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) on May 2 brought more than 70 students, almost twice as many as last year, to present their undergraduate research, along with faculty and fellow students who filled lecture halls and classrooms and crowded the poster-lined Jordan Hall of Science Galleria. The event was part of the University of Notre Dame Undergraduate Scholars Conference.

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Physics sophomore wins Department of Defense scholarship

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Kristina Sault

University of Notre Dame sophomore Kristina Sault has won a U.S. Department of Defense scholarship that will pay full tuition, fees, books and a stipend for the next two years of her undergraduate education. Sault is a physics major from Hawaii.

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Biology graduate named Shaheen Award winner

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Jake Beaulieu (2008)

Jake Beaulieu, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, received one of four 2008 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award at the University’s  commencement ceremony on May 17. The award recognizes the top graduating doctoral degree recipients across the University.

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Notre Dame: Rising above the gathering storm changing the face of physics and physicists

Author: Gene Stowe

Leaders of industry, academics, and members of the national science academies are all concerned about the next generation of scientists and engineers to take on the challenges of the 21st century. One approach to addressing the upcoming shortages of scientists and engineers and to enhance our competitive edge in the flat globalization world is to increase the presence of under-represented minorities in the physical sciences

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