A new graduate program designed to fill the need for registered patent agents will admit its first class this fall after gaining approval in late January. The one-year program, a Master of Science in Patent Law, will train students with a science or engineering background with the additional skills necessary to pass the Patent Bar exam.
Jean-Baptiste Thibault, who received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2006, was one of seven General Electric scientists and engineers to be named a recipient of the Edison Pioneer Award in 2011.
A multi-university research group which includes several University of Notre Dame faculty and graduate students, has recently published a paper detailing new work on the analysis and dating of human bruises. The research, which is funded by the Gerber Foundation, will have particular application to pediatric medicine, as bruise age is often key evidence in child abuse cases.
Post-doctoral fellow Errol Philip made history this fall when he became the first two-time winner of a prestigious American Psychological Association graduate student award—just the latest in a long list of accolades.
Notre Dame psychologist Nicole McNeil recently received a three-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences for her research in factors affecting children's understanding of mathematics.