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.
To explore new community partnership ideas with the College of Science, please contact Alisa Zornig Gura.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Expanding Your Horizons
A day-long conference for middle school girls that includes hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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.
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.
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.
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.