Fall Undergraduate Research Fair (FURF)

Danica does summer research at IUSM-SB

The 2019 Fall Undergraduate Research Fair (FURF) will be held on Thursday, October 31 in Jordan Hall of Science. This annual event is held the Thursday after fall mid-term break.

Schedule of Events:

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry – 6:00-7:00 p.m., Room 101
  • Student Poster Presentations – 7:00-8:00 p.m., Galleria
  • Undergraduate Research Internship Information Night – 8:00-9:00 p.m., Room 101


Representatives from many organizations involved in providing, promoting, and supporting opportunities of undergraduate research will be present from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Galleria to answer questions and provide advice.

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

Students: Please consider presenting your research as a poster at FURF. FURF provides an opportunity for students to receive advice from fellow science students about getting involved in research. Presenting research is a great way to demonstrate the range of research possibilities available, as well as to develop the skills needed for giving a poster presentation. 

Research presented in posters could have taken place at Notre Dame or another institution, and over the summer or during the semester. The research does not necessarily have to be scientific in nature; science students that have undertaken research in other areas of scholarly endeavor are also encouraged to present a poster. Also, such a presentation could reuse an existing poster that has been generated for another event or scientific meeting. Furthermore, all science majors are encouraged to present their research.

If you are interested in presenting your research, please register to submit your abstract and mentor's approval through the submission portal. The registration deadline is October 1, 2019.

For additional questions, email Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu, undergraduate research director.

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.