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Kelsey kremers

Kelsey Kremers earns NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship

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.



Joanne Fahey

Notre Dame postdoc to present at national translational science conference

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

ESTEEM student explores aquaponics as a sustainable food source 

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.


Anthony Ruth

Anthony Ruth receives NASA Fellowship

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.”


Darshana Patel

Patel receives the 2015 Department of Physics graduate student research and dissertation award

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.

Support the Graduate Alumni Fund in Your Department

Four years ago, we established the first ever graduate alumni fund for each department. The fund was set up to help support the activities and needs of the graduate students in each of the five departments in the College of Science.

"I have good reasons for giving to the chemistry graduate alumni fund as my graduate degree from Notre Dame greatly enhanced my life. I would have been really grateful if such a fund was in existence when I was in school, and I  intend to direct my future gifts to the chemistry graduate fund. I believe that today's science school, led by our outstanding dean deserves our help to support Greg's vision and energy." -Jack Dugan '65

Any gift you make to your graduate program will count towards the annual gift requirements for any University giving society or the football ticket lottery.