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Notre Dame Research announces Internal Grants Program awards

Notre Dame Research announces Internal Grants Program awards

Thirty-two winners of the Internal Grants Program Awards, including five faculty from the College of Science, were announced today by Notre Dame Research. The grants were awarded to faculty from five colleges and schools in three categories: Faculty Research Support (Initiation), Faculty Research Support (Regular), and Equipment Restoration and Renewal....

Notre Dame student wins science award

Notre Dame student wins science award

Matthew Eng, a doctoral student in the laboratory of University of Notre Dame’s Professor of Biological Sciences David Severson and Director of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is the recipient of a Grants-in-aid-of-research (GIAR) given by the Sigma Xi Research Society. His grant titled, “Deciphering host factors for dengue infection...

Woodard and Wolf receive CHEP 2015 poster award

Woodard and Wolf receive CHEP 2015 poster award

Department of Physics graduate students Anna Woodard and Matthias Wolf received an award for their poster presentation at the 21st International Conference on Computing and High Energy Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2015) in Okinawa, Japan, April 13-17. Their poster, titled “Exploiting Volatile Opportunistic Computing Resources with Lobster,” was about a software...

Michael Dinh named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

Michael Dinh named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Foundation recently announced that Michael Dinh has been named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar.  Dinh, a junior biological sciences and psychology double major and member of the Glynn Family Honors Program, was one of 260 scholarship recipients selected from over 1,200 applications.

Anthony Ruth receives NASA Fellowship

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.”

Kevin Struhl gives Nieuwland lecture

Kevin Struhl gives Nieuwland lecture

On Monday April 20, Kevin Struhl, David Wesley Gaiser Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, gave a Nieuwland Lecture Series presentation titled, "An epigenetic switch linking inflammation to cancer and the use of metformin as an anti-cancer drug."

Notre Dame hosts 18th annual EYH Conference

Notre Dame hosts 18th annual EYH Conference

  This past Saturday (Apr. 18), Notre Dame hosted the 18th annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) career conference for middle school girls that focused on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The main goal of the conference is to attract more young females to STEM careers and help them...

Detecting low-quality antimalarial drugs with a lab-on-paper

Detecting low-quality antimalarial drugs with a lab-on-paper

Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but more than four billion people live in countries where many medications are substandard or fake. Marya Lieberman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and Abigail Weaver, a postdoctoral associate in the University’s Department...

College of Science students and alumni earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

College of Science students and alumni earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the awardees of the 2015 Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP). Eight College of Science students and two alumni received awards. In addition, several students and alumni received honorable mentions. There were over 16,000 applications for this year's GRFP with 2,000 awardees nationwide. The...

Climate change is affecting disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects

Climate change is affecting disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects

Insect-borne diseases — such as malaria, dengue, West Nile and the newly emerging chikungunya — infect a billion people every year; more than a million die each year and many more are disabled. The effects of climate change, according to Edwin Michael, professor of biological sciences and member of the...

2015 Research Like a Champion winners

2015 Research Like a Champion winners

Congratulations to the 2015 Research Like a Champion awardees!  The winning proposals received $12,500  in support summer student stipends, research supplies, and travel throughout the upcoming academic year and summer.

Notre Dame Day 2015, a global celebration of the University, will launch April 26

Notre Dame Day 2015, a global celebration of the University, will launch April 26

The University of Notre Dame family will come together on campus and around the globe on April 26-27 (Sunday-Monday) to celebrate Our Lady’s University during the second annual Notre Dame Day. The celebration will launch at 18:42 (6:42 p.m. EDT), referencing the University’s founding year, on April 26 and end at...

ACE for Science tennis tournament raises money for local schools

ACE for Science tennis tournament raises money for local schools

On Saturday April 25, the College of Science and the South Bend Alumni Association will host the 2nd annual Ace for Science tennis tournament at Notre Dame's Eck Tennis Pavilion. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join the three-flight doubles tournament raising money for K-12 science programs...

Notre Dame expands particle physics partnerships in Chile

Notre Dame expands particle physics partnerships in Chile

In January 2015, the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center received its second Luksic grant from Notre Dame International to enhance the Masterclass Institutes Collaborating in the Americas (MICA), a collaboration between Pontifica Universidad Católica (PUC) in Santiago, Chile, and the University of Notre Dame particle physics education and outreach programs. Adam...

Researchers report first nanoscopic mapping of energy transfer between single plasmonic particles and semiconductor substrates

Researchers report first nanoscopic mapping of energy transfer between single plasmonic particles and semiconductor substrates

A group of researchers, led by Jon Camden, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has reported the first nanoscale mapping of the flow of energy between light-harvesting plasmonic nanoparticles and semiconductor substrates. This work demonstrates an exciting new method for researchers to use in probing competing energy transfer mechanisms in nanoparticle...

Monetizing a patent portfolio

Monetizing a patent portfolio

Karen Deak, PhD., director of the Master of Science in Patent Law, recently wrote an article for the Global Success Club.

Talk Science showcases CMS research and odysseys in pharmaceutical medicine

Talk Science showcases CMS research and odysseys in pharmaceutical medicine

The students from Scientia, the undergraduate journal of scientific research, host a monthly seminar series called Talk Science that highlights the work of undergraduate and faculty researchers at the University. This semester, Talk Science events focus on research that can be applied in innovative ways. This month’s presenters were senior physics...

Preventing invasive species in streams and rivers with eDNA

Preventing invasive species in streams and rivers with eDNA

Each year, aquatic invasive species cost the United States economy billions of dollars. It is imperative to quickly identify new invasions and respond accordingly. In 2034, the threat from invasive species will be greater than today due to increasing domestic and international trade. This will be a significant concern since...

Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA): Final Call for Submissions

Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA): Final Call for Submissions

Whether you know your way around the Hesburgh Libraries, or need to get to know them better, undergrads can show off or shore up their research skills for the sixth Undergraduate LibraryResearch Award (ULRA) competition. The event, featuring a top prize of $1000, is sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries and...