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Biology Club Hosts Outreach Event

Biology Club Hosts Outreach Event

Members of the Biology Club put their knowledge to use as they hosted a “Science Night” on Nov. 29 in Stepan Center. They guided developmentally disabled young adults in the Best Buddies Club through several simulated experiments including creating bubbles, writing with invisible ink and forming cold and gaseous substances...

NASA and Notre Dame Team up for Space Presentations

NASA and Notre Dame Team up for Space Presentations

  When Thomas Loughran heard that NASA was sending its mobile visualization unit to South Bend recently, he saw an opportunity to take a good thing and make it better. Loughran, a professional specialist in the Notre Dame Physics Department and a South Bend Saint Joseph’s High School science research...

AAAS Honors Shahriar Mobashery's Work to Fight MRSA

AAAS Honors Shahriar Mobashery's Work to Fight MRSA

Long before most people knew anything about MRSA (methicillin-resistantStaphyloccocus aureus), Notre Dame chemist/biochemist Shahriar Mobashery and members of his laboratory were seeking new approaches both to understand what made this antibiotic-resistant superbacterium so insidious and to try and find ways to control it.…

Research Experience for Undergraduates 2007

Research Experience for Undergraduates 2007

Gina Buffaloe and Noah Schroeder came to Notre Dame this summer with the intent of expanding their knowledge of physics through the 10-week program known as Research Experience for Undergraduates, or REU. Little did they know that Notre Dame’s REU program is one of the nation’s oldest, having gotten its...

Stepan Hall Dedication, October 2-3, 1982

Stepan Hall Dedication, October 2-3, 1982

It was 25 years ago today... ...when the University dedicated Stepan Chemistry Hall. Who was the headliner at this gala affair, but Walter Cronkite. The venerable CBS News anchor came to campus for the event and warned in his address that America faced a “social, economic, and political upheaval” because...

Undergraduate Presents Research in Ireland during Fall Break

Undergraduate Presents Research in Ireland during Fall Break

A wonderful thing happened last summer to Gary Nijak, Jr. He completely failed in his attempt to create a new polymer that would improve an automated bacteria detection device. It wasn’t long afterward that the junior Chemistry and Chemical Engineering major realized that there’s no success like failure because it...

QuarkNet Receives $2.71 Million Grant from the National Science Foundation

QuarkNet Receives $2.71 Million Grant from the National Science Foundation

  Perhaps there is no better example of University of Notre Dame’s involvement in the Michiana educational community than with the success of the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center (NDQC). Founded in 1999 by Notre Dame Physicist Randy Ruchti, this unique facility at 929 North Eddy Street has given local high...

Sensing Our World 2007

Sensing Our World 2007

  "There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere."   Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov The minds of 19 local middle school youngsters were brightened by the high-wattage power of scientific discovery the third week of July when they immersed themselves in the...

College Welcomes Undergraduate Research Coordinator

College Welcomes Undergraduate Research Coordinator

  The College of Science is pleased to welcome Dominic Chaloner, Ph.D., as the new Undergraduate Research Coordinator for the College of Science. In this role, Chaloner hopes enhance the existing infrastructure within the College of Science to support undergraduate research, promote the many successes resulting from the mentorship of...

Digital Visualization Theater Director

Digital Visualization Theater Director

  In January, the College of Science welcomed Astrophysicist Keith Davis as the director of the Digital Visualization Theater in the Jordan Hall of Science. Davis plans to expand the use of the DVT and enhance our faculty’s ability to interact with students during presentations. “The immersive qualities of the...

Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference

Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference

The conference will open with a panel discussion on undergraduate mathematics at 1:00 p.m. followed by individual student presentations from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. by students who participated in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) and other research projects at the University of Washington, Cornell University, Claremont Colleges, Williams College and...

High Energy Physics Students Complete Summer Research Projects

High Energy Physics Students Complete Summer Research Projects

The College of Science congratulates all students who completed research projects this summer. Of note are five Notre Dame students who conducted high energy physics research under the direction of physics professors Michael Hildreth and Philippe Collon.   Thomas Rehagen worked with Prof. Hildreth on a team that included fellow...

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Charles "Mike" Harper

  “By the end of the century, biomedical research at Notre Dame had begun to make its mark in the world,” said Castellino. “Not too many places have gone from virtually nothing to real prominence in the field.” Today, cancer research at Notre Dame is organized into three focus groups,...

Mathematics Seniors Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Honorable Mentions

Mathematics Seniors Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Honorable Mentions

Senior honors mathematics major Adam Boocher received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award. He s one of only 26 mathematics majors in the country to be so honored. Four other senior honors mathematics majors Jacob Hughes, Ben Fehrman, Matt Gunden and alumnus Zach Madden ’07 received honorable mentions from...

Geometry of Mechanism Science Conference

Geometry of Mechanism Science Conference

Some of the nation's leading mechanism theorists and experts in polynomial-system solving will converge at Notre Dame March 1-4 when the Department of Mathematics Center for Applied Mathematics host a conference entitled "Geometry of Mechanism Science." The event focuses on the theory of mechanisms. Machines such as robots, cars, planes,...

Notre Dame Scientists Announce Bacterial Cell Wall Breakthrough

Notre Dame Scientists Announce Bacterial Cell Wall Breakthrough

  Ever since scientists determined about 50 years ago that the cell wall of bacteria consists of a mesh-like network called peptidoglycan, elucidating the structure of this  critically-important layer of the bacterial envelope has been the focus of intense study.…