At the University of Notre Dame, the Energy and Sustainable Development with Design Research Lab looks at different ways to empower people from developing countries. Undergraduate students in the lab focus their research efforts on overcoming unreliable energy challenges, empowering sustainable development, and ethical commitments to equality through co-publishing and funding...
Sustainable Energy for All event aims to overcome energy accessibility, affordability and reliability
Abigail Mechtenberg, assistant teaching professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame and international sustainable development researcher at Notre Dame Energy, was one of 100 researchers, experts, and global leaders invited to participate in the SEforALL Charrettes, which are meetings of stakeholders to develop sustainability-related solutions.
For many students, ESTEEM is more than an education and degree – it’s a straight and seamless path into a career. Especially for those who choose an industry-sponsored capstone project, the work becomes an ongoing mutual interview between student and firm that can lead to a hire even before graduation. ...
Three students from the University of Notre Dame have received fellowships through the Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics’ Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program. Since 2013, the program has sponsored young researchers during a key part of their education and acted as a springboard for future career opportunities in academic and...
Zhang group identifies gene that may make triple-negative breast cancer cells vulnerable to existing drug
But a new study by Notre Dame researcher Siyuan Zhang and collaborators, published in Nature Communications, shows that an existing, FDA-approved drug that treats other types of breast cancer may work for TNBC.
Private, independent firms are less likely to pollute and incur EPA penalties than public and private equity-owned firms, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.
Students to showcase a broad range of research projects during the annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
More than 140 undergraduate students from around the world have been busy conducting research with faculty and participating in professional development, networking, and social events, all with a common goal to have a well-balanced and productive summer research experience.
This summer’s cohort of more than 50 interns is the largest yet, and just the second to pilot projects outside of the Bowman Creek watershed, where the BCe2 started as a simple creek restoration project back in 2014.
Advanced aging is a key risk factor for developing most cancers, including ovarian cancer. With a new award from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from the University of Notre Dame, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Cancer Institute will explore why age is significant in developing ovarian...
Notre Dame physicist Ani Aprahamian holds deep feelings for Armenia. Her grandparents were survivors of the Armenian genocide, and her parents were born in refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon. So knowing that Armenia continuously ranks the highest in mortality rates per capita of six major types of cancers, she wanted...
The annual Center for Mathematics Thematic Program spanned from the end of May through the third week of June, a week longer than the previous eight years the popular international conference has been held at the University of Notre Dame.
Notre Dame Biologist Rebecca Wingert studies how MCCs develop, specifically in the kidneys. Recently her lab published two papers on research involving kidney cell development and ciliopathies, which are diseases of the cilium in which cilia do not function correctly.
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have outlined the delivery mechanism tumor cells use to move nucleic acids into small sacs shed from their surfaces — information that is eventually shared with other cells within the tumor, causing the cancer to spread.
University of Notre Dame biophysicist Patricia Clark was the guest editor for a special July edition of the journal Protein Science, which focuses on proteins in the cell.
Robert A. Schulz, Notre Dame Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday (July 6). He was 64.
Graduate students receive summer fellowships to conduct research to combat kidney, neurodegenerative diseases
Three graduate students from Notre Dame have received fellowships from Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics. Each fellowship recipient will spend their summer conducting research at Notre Dame that aims to combat disease or promote health.
The Gilman Scholarship is a U.S. State Department grant program that enables students of limited means to study or intern abroad.
New research led by a team of scientists at the University of Notre Dame has called into question the validity of of a past study suggesting semiconductors cannot be cooled optically with lasers, and suggests that the elusive quest to cool a semiconductor using lasers should continue.
Changing the Culture: Lab Safety Officer program launched in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Striving for safety should be part of the regular culture in chemistry laboratories, professors say, and a new program at the University of Notre Dame is solidifying that mindset.
Three universities participate in the annual Physics Olympics at Notre Dame for novel challenges and camaraderie.
Astrophysicist Jeffrey Chilcote built an astronomical observatory on the campus of his high school with three other seniors in 2004, and used the observatory to photograph moon craters and study the planets. His curiosity about astronomy, and planets in particular, never waned.
Competitors arriving at the 1st hole of the U.S. Senior Open are greeted by Juday Creek. Flowing through Warren Golf Course, the stream is home to an important ecosystem, and is a valuable resource for Notre Dame researchers today.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering grants to research, study and teach abroad.
Twenty-one students have been announced as awardees of the Naughton Fellowships for 2019. The research fellowships were awarded to undergraduate and Masters students from the University of Notre Dame and from five universities in Ireland. This year’s winners from Notre Dame represent three Colleges and Schools, including the Colleges of...
It’s not easy to find a paper cup at Martin Media Center, home to ND Studios. That’s by design.
A compound was developed from a new material, described as an easily injected hydrogel, which acts as a “homing” cue to attract drug molecules to sites bearing a tumor.
Within the next 80 years, global food demand is expected to increase sharply to meet the needs of a projected world population topping 11 billion. The increase in agriculture will likely influence human infectious diseases, which in turn may affect food production and distribution, according to a review paper by...
How two very different majors — Africana studies and biology — help Shelene Baiyee understand the world
Shelene Baiyee’s time at Notre Dame has been characterized by connection – whether it’s with faculty, other students, or seemingly unrelated subject matters. The rising senior may be busy with clubs, service, research, and more, but never loses sight of what drives her forward — the connection between it all. ...
'Science at Sunset' series to discuss use of weather radar to track migration flights of birds, bats and bugs
The University of Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility will host an event in its “Science at Sunset” series from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 13.
Nine students from the University of Notre Dame have received Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) Predoctoral Research Fellowships. The CEST program provides students with a semester-long fellowship in any area of environmental science or engineering.