Fall Undergraduate Research Fair (FURF)

Danica does summer research at IUSM-SB

The 2020 Fall Undergraduate Research Fair (FURF) will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8 via Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to CoS Undergraduates prior to the event date.

Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change):

  • 6:30pm-7:15pm   Zoom Talk: Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry (UROC)
  • 7:00pm-8pm Concurrent zoom information sessions by various organizations offering UR opportunities and student research presentations with live Q&A
  • 7:45pm-8:30pm Zoom Talk: Undergraduate Research Internship Information Night (URIIN) via zoom.


Check out last year's research: FURF Information Booklet 2019 (PDF ~1MB)

For additional questions, please refer to the FURF information page.

College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS JAM)

The 14th annual College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) will take place in Jordan Hall of Science from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020. The intent of COS-JAM is to highlight the achievements of undergraduate students conducting research.

We regret that the 202 COS-JAM event has been canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All undergraduate students in the College of Science were invited to participate in COS-JAM by sharing their original research with faculty and students, in either an oral or poster format. Research may have been conducted on or off campus, and mentored by faculty from the University of Notre Dame and/or at other universities and colleges.

Students should discuss the content of their abstracts with their research mentors prior to submission. Approval by research mentors will be needed before an abstract is accepted for presentation at COS-JAM.

To participate, please submit an abstract of max 300 words AND mentor permission slip by Friday, March 27, 2020, through the submission portal

Chemistry research

Sample Schedule of events

1-2 p.m.: Oral Presentations 1 (Jordan Hall auditoriums)
2-3 p.m.: Poster Session 1 (Galleria)
3-4 p.m.: Oral Presentations 2 (Jordan Hall auditoriums)
4-5 p.m.: Poster Session 2 (Galleria)

To learn more about last year's projects, you may review the 2019 abstract booklet. (1MB PDF).

Please direct any questions to Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu, College of Science Undergraduate Research Director.

Dinners for Increased Scholarly Communication (DISC)

DISC student organizers

Science upperclassmen organize periodic small, informal dinners at faculty homes for first-year students interested in science. The mission of DISC is to increase communication and engagement in the sciences.

DISC tries to have at least one dinner for each College of Science department per semester and traditionally hosts these dinners on Sunday evenings. While these dinners are targeted towards freshmen College of Science intents, the program is also a great opportunity for upperclassmen to interact with professors and develop leadership skills. In particular, after having attended a dinner oneself, an upperclassman can join the leadership team and begin to organize future dinners.

For more information about DISC, please contact Mark Brahier.