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Twenty-four ND Students Win NSF GRFP Awards

Author: Mike Westrate

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The National Science Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with 24 current Notre Dame students winning the prestigious award and another 17 earning honorable mention. Overall, there were 41 students recognized by the NSF Read More

Graduate student Erica Gonzales contributes to rare brown dwarf discovery

Author: Gene Stowe

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Erica Gonzales, a graduate student in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, was conducting her first telescope observations in California in October 2014 when she helped to discover and photograph a rare brown dwarf– an object with mass in between that of stars and planets. Working with her advisor, Prof. Justin R. Crepp, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, Gonzales was able to identify HD 4747 B as an important benchmark for studying objects somewhat smaller than stars.  Read More

Nicholas Myers and Claire Bowen win $2,500 at 3MT competition

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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At the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) on Wednesday, March 16, nine graduate students at University of Notre Dame competed for prize money and a bid to the regional championships. Three graduate students from the College of Science competed. Nicholas Myers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry won second place, and received $1,500, and Claire Bowen in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics won the People’s Choice Award and received $1,000.
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Graduate Students on the Clock in Research Competition

Author: Sue Lister

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Nine University of Notre Dame graduate students will compete for prize money and a bid to the regional championships during the Three Minute Thesis competition on March 16. Known as 3MT, the competition features graduate students across all disciplines explaining their research in clear and succinct language appropriate for an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike, all within three minutes. The three finalists from the College of Arts and Letters are Ph.D. candidates Tony Cunningham and Caroline Hornburg from psychology, and Laura Bland from the history and philosophy of science program. Read More

Victors Declared in Science 3MT Prelims

Author: Evan Bryson

cos_finalists_small The snow and ice did nothing to chill the heated competition among College of Science 3MT competitors yesterday evening. Claire Bowen, Kristofor Glinton, and Nicholas Myers took the top three spots, and will go on to compete at the 3MT Finals event on March 16. Read More

Psychology Locks Two of Three Finalists in Arts and Letters 3MT Prelims

Author: Evan Bryson

al_finalists_small Yesterday evening’s College of Arts and Letters Three Minute Thesis Prelims netted three finalists from a pool of seven competitors. Tony Cunningham (Psychology), Laura Bland (History and Philosophy of Science), and Caroline Hornburg (Psychology) will go on to compete against finalists from the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Read More