Rachel Branco knew what she wanted to do with her life when she was still a young girl. In her middle school science class, she always wanted to do projects on neuroscience. Today, she is living her childhood dream after taking on the role of assistant teaching professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, hoping to merge her background in neuroscience into the field of biochemistry.
More than 260 students entered projects in the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF) at Stepan Center at Notre Dame on March 2. Grade 3 – 12 students from 54 schools in Northern Indiana who have advanced from their local school fairs go on to compete in the regional competition in elementary, junior and senior divisions.
The proposal, outlined in the white paper “Future Energy, Water, Industry and Education Park (FEWIEP): A Secure and Permanent US-Mexico Border Solution,” makes the case for developing a light industrial zone in the territory along the nearly 2,000-mile border as a means to curb illegal immigration and create jobs on both sides of the border in the potentially energy-rich region.
Growing up in South Bend and earning her degree from St Mary’s college, Katharine White never thought she would move back to the area. After all, White experienced the country from coast to coast from historic Boston to sunny California after her undergraduate career. Nevertheless, 12 years after earning her bachelor’s degree in chemistry, White now finds herself back as the Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame.
New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that structures released by the infected cells may be used in tandem with antibiotics to boost the body’s immune system, helping fight off the disease.
Panelists at the STEM Forum XII at Notre Dame last month agreed shared strategies and techniques for educating students to be workforce ready in a changing economic climate
Physics professor Malgorzata "Margaret" Dobrowlska-Furdyna enjoys solving difficult problems. But her most recent passion is mentoring students so they can reach their full potential in her role as associate dean for undergraduate studies for the College of Science.
With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. The 10th episode of season two, “On Science Podcasting and What Didn’t Happen to the Dinosaurs,” was released Thursday, March 7, and features Elah Feder and Annie Minoff, co-hosts and producers of Undiscovered, the podcast from WNYC’s iconic radio show Science Friday.
Established in 2016, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program offers full funding, including tuition and academic, living and travel expenses, for students enrolled in one of Stanford’s more than 200 graduate and professional programs.
A new tool may allow researchers to see more of the physiological state of living organisms at the cellular level, according to a study by the University of Notre Dame. Published in Development, the study shows how an open-source application, created by Notre Dame researchers, can utilize two different conventional microscope images obtained at low excitation powers to create one high-resolution, three-dimensional image.
A new study by University of Notre Dame researchers into the way nerve fibers enter the wall of the spinal cord during early development in zebrafish could potentially lead to regenerative therapies for people with brachial plexus injuries — those that are caused by damage to the network of nerves in the neck and shoulder.