AAUW Campus Action Project: Promoting Women Leaders in STEM

Author: Hannah Babbini

The Graduate School has recently joined forces with campus partners from AWIS-ND, GradSWE, and the Postdoc Women’s Group to submit and win a Campus Action Project Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Read More

Call for Nominations: Graduate School Commencement Awards

Author: Nora Kenney

Each year, the Graduate School presents several major awards at Notre Dame Commencement. These include the James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award, the Director of Graduate Studies Award, the Graduate Administrative Staff Member Award, and the Distinguished Graduate Alumnus Award. Last year, the Graduate School also conferred the inaugural Notebaert Award. Read More

Astrophysics graduate students witness first-ever detected neutron star collision

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Whitten And Rasmussen 250

Third-year physics graduate students Kaitlin Rasmussen and Devin Whitten were settling into their observation work in August on the 2.5-meter Irénée du Pont Telescope atop a rocky mountain in Las Campanas, Chile, scouring for a type of star enhanced by a set of reactions called the rapid-neutron capture process, or r-process. What they witnessed instead is being described as one of the most significant discoveries in astrophysics. Read More

Nigam Takes Second at ACM Student Research Competition

Author: Nina Welding

Aastha Nigam, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, placed second in the graduate division of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Student Research Competition held Oct. 4-6 during the recent Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Fla. Read More