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Interdisciplinary Group Releases Study Explaining Bacterial Swarms

Interdisciplinary Group Releases Study Explaining Bacterial Swarms

“Going back and forth is beneficial,” says Alber, the Notre Dame Chair in Applied Mathematics, concurrent professor of physics and director of the Center for the Study of Biocomplexity. “If you’re looking at individual bacteria, you can think that the beneficial behavior for one bacterium would be to keep on...

Notre Dame Science Brings Research Opportunities to K-12 Teachers

Notre Dame Science Brings Research Opportunities to K-12 Teachers

Some 200 K-12 teachers and parents attended the second Partnership for Education and Research Forum on Jan. 24 at the Jordan Hall of Science – nearly twice as many as the initial forum drew in 2007, with many of them returning after successful application of forum ideas and activities in...

College of Science Energy Challenge 2009

College of Science Energy Challenge 2009

The Dean of the College of Science, Gregory Crawford, and his College of Science Committee on Sustainability (COSCOS) recently surveyed our buildings and associated infrastructure with an eye towards reducing energy consumption and promoting sustainability. To complement ongoing investments in energy-conserving technologies on campus, the College of Science believes it can reduce...

Dean Crawford Teaches Patent Reviewers at the US Patent and Trademark Office

Dean Crawford Teaches Patent Reviewers at the US Patent and Trademark Office

Gregory P. Crawford, the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, will teach a daylong workshop on Friday, Jan. 16 to new patent examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va.. Crawford, who became dean in July, is an expert on soft matter materials....