Community Outreach & Engagement

The College of Science connects with community members and organizations to advance the University's institutional goal to "engage in external collaborations that extend and deepen Notre Dame’s impact." The programs outlined below exemplify the engagement of students, staff, faculty, and community partners collaborating to benefit society through educational outreach and professional development. 

  • Awis Logo

    Association for Women in Science

    The AWIS mission is to initiate, encourage, and engage women in STEM in a welcoming and supportive environment, creating a sense of belonging and providing opportunities for success.

    AWIS Website

  • Students stand in front of mural for the Center for Social Concerns

    Center for Social Concerns

    The Center for Social Concerns is an interdisciplinary institute responding to the complex demands of justice through a combination of justice education and research for the common good.

    Social Concerns Website

  • Chem Demo Team makes ice cream with dry ice

    CHEM Demo Team

    The Chem Demo Team consists of a group of Notre Dame students who demonstrate hands-on activities for Indiana school-children to encourage and develop their interest in science.

    CHEM Demo Website

  • Kids conduct experiments at DNA Learning Camp

    DNA Learning Center

    An advanced science education center is the ideal teaching tool to inspire young students to pursue careers in science and to build a knowledge base that will extend into their educational and post-educational careers.

    DNA Center Website

  • DNA Learning Summer Camps

    DNA Learning Center Summer Camps

    The DNA Learning Center offers a hands-on environment in which children can explore and enhance their interest, knowledge and scientific skills in the area of genetics and Physics of Atomic Nucleibiology.

    Website for Summer Camps

  • Expanding Your Horizons

    Expanding Your Horizons

    A day-long conference for middle school girls that includes hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

    Expanding Horizons Website

  • Science Olympiad 2023: High school students wearing lab coats complete challenges

    Fighting Irish Science Olympiad

    With over 300 competitions held nationwide every year, Science Olympiad encourages the spread of STEM education and critical thinking to students all across the United States.

    Science Olympiad Website

  • Quarknet Group Photo

    Notre Dame QuarkNet Center

    An educational program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE) whose aim is to support science education in schools by establishing a nationwide network of science teachers.

    More About QuarkNet

  • Presenter conducts experiment that produces a large flame at an Our Universe Revealed talk

    Our Universe Revealed

    Our Universe Revealed aims to give you an insight into the world and universe around us, demystifying phenomena and explaining the concepts which govern everything we see.

    Universe Revealed Website

  • Riverbend Math Circles

    Riverbend Math Circles at Notre Dame

    Math Circles are for students with long attention spans who enjoy engaging in mathematical conversation. Students will learn to collaborate with others while developing and defending their mathematical ideas.

    Math Circles Website