Growing connections, building alliances.
In addition to the breadth and depth of research conducted in the College of Science, Notre Dame also collaborates with national, regional, and local governments, as well as with a wide range of centers and institutes across campus and universities and businesses around the world. Partnerships in medicine, math, physics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, energy, and education include:
- Indiana University School of Medicine–South Bend (IUSM-SB): A collaborative effort between Notre Dame, IUSM-SB, and the regional medical community to quicken the pace at which new cancer treatments and diagnostics are discovered, developed, tested in clinical trials, and ultimately used to improve and save lives.
- Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND): Partnering with Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, and the University of Texas-Dallas, Notre Dame’s MIND is one of four centers funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation's Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI). The goal of NRI and its university-based centers is to demonstrate novel computing devices capable of replacing the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) transistor as a logic switch.
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: A five-year partnership to combat malaria, as well as to research, treat, and build the resources to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) in Haiti through the Notre Dame Haiti Program.
Additionally, the College of Science partners with the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Lilly Foundation, as well as with Notre Dame’s College of Engineering, Notre Dame Research, Center for Research Computing, and Kaneb Center, which stimulates scholarly reflection and conversation about teaching and supports adoption of practices that enhance learning.
Through these and other partnerships, the College of Science, as Notre Dame’s President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said, is graduating “men and women who are not only capable and knowledgeable, but who accept their responsibility to serve others, especially those in greatest need.”