Graduate Research

Graduate students in the College of Science are integral members of research teams, collaborating with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, undergraduates and researchers from institutions around the world.

There are more than 550 graduate students in the college, asking the big questions and making discoveries in a variety of subject areas as well as numerous interdisciplinary fields. Investigators in each department are seeking new understanding and knowledge that could have significant application to the world’s most pressing problems, including energy, health and the environment. Graduate students are vital members of their labs, as well as a multitude of centers and institutes across campus.

Notre Dame graduate students pursue research and are supported in scholarly cultivation through the Graduate School's holistic approach to Graduate Training, which centers on a dual commitment to professional development and student well-being. Science graduate students are also offered a variety of opportunities in their research. 

Jordan Hall of Science Galleria
Students present research posters in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria

Colleges of Science and Engineering Research Horizons Symposium

The annual Colleges of Science and Engineering Research Horizens Symposium for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows aims to highlight the achievements of postgraduate trainees, foster interdisciplinary research and interactions, develop presentation and mentoring skills, furnish advice on career development, and provide a forum for extramural scientific and job presentations to diverse audiences.