Latin for "knowledge," Scientia is a completely student-run, predominantly rolling-submissions online publication with an annual copy in print. Scientia's goals are threefold:

  1. Recognize and encourage high-quality undergraduate research.
  2. Provide a forum through which students can gain the essential skills of writing and reviewing to fulfill their future goals.
  3. Contribute to the advancement and cohesiveness of Notre Dame's scientific community.

More information about the journal is available at

Scientia is supported by the Charles Edison Fund.



Scientia is excited to launch the inaugural Charles Edison Foundation Fellowship. The fellowship will provide two Notre Dame undergraduate students with $1,500 each for a full academic year. The goal of this fellowship is to help students that, due to because of financial circumstances, are unable to fully commit to undergraduate research because of on-campus or off-campus employment. Moreover, the hope is that the fellowship will promote undergraduate research at Notre Dame and help students reach their highest potential, regardless of economic circumstances.


Students interested should 1) answer the following questions in 500 words or less 2) one recommendation letter directly from a faculty member to and 3) attach a resume and send it to by 11:59 p.m. April 12.

1.    How would this fellowship positively enhance your ability to conduct research here at Notre Dame?

2.    Describe your past or current research experience and how it has clarified or strengthened your motivation to pursue a career in science.


Current Issue

Scientia Cover Vol. 9, Spring 2018

Vol. 9 of Scientia (2MB PDF)

Past Issues

Scientia 2017 Cover

Vol. 8 of Scientia (8MB PDF)






Scientia 2016 Cover

Vol. 7 of Scientia (2MB PDF)


Scientia 2015

Vol. 6 of Scientia (2.2MB PDF)

Scientia, Vol. 5

Vol. 5 of Scientia (2.44MB PDF).

Scientia, Vol. 4

Vol. 4 (1.5MB PDF)

Scientia, Vol. 3

Vol. 3 (2012) (3.7MB PDF).

Scienta, Vol. 2

Vol. 2 (2011) (3.5 MB PDF)

sScientia, Vol. 1

Vol. 1 (2010) (4.5 MB PDF)


Nancy Paul '12 talks about Scientia.