Left to right: Finalists Julia Beck, Elizabeth Loughran and Stefan FreedThe College of Science Shaheen 3MT competition began with a big bang on Monday in Jordan Hall of Science.Julia Beck (Biochemistry), Elizabeth Loughran (Integrated Biomedical Sciences), and Stefan Freed (Biological Sciences) took the top three spots, and will go on to compete at the Shaheen 3MT®…
The Graduate School is accepting nominations for three existing awards that will be presented at Commencement on May 20, 2017:
The James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award is given annually to a faculty member for distinction in graduate teaching or another exemplary contribution to graduate education, such as building or developing a graduate program; outstanding service in teaching graduate courses; serving as an advisor or thesis director; or securing training grants (e.g. DOE…
Laura Carlson, Dean of the Graduate School, announced Monday that the inaugural “Notebaert Award,” named in honor of Richard C. Notebaert, chairman emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, and his wife, Peggy, will be presented to a Notre Dame faculty or staff member at the Graduate School Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 20, 2017. …
Notre Dame doctoral candidate, Nicolas Myers, came second in an elevator pitch contest at the Micronutrient Forum 2016 global conference in Cancun, Mexico.
For a third straight year, the Shamrock Series 5K race emphasized the dynamism of graduate education at Notre Dame.
The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.
The Graduate School will host it’s second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition beginning with a November 9, Kickoff Event from 5 to 6 p.m. at Legends of Notre Dame. Ph.D. graduate students who have completed their candidacy exams can compete in 3MT®. All graduate students can attend Professional Development workshops related to 3MT to strengthen and polish their presentation skills. If interested, you may register for the Kickoff Event here. Qualifying heats begin in late February 2017 and will culminate in a Final Event on March 23 with a first prize of $2,000.
The University of Notre Dame will create new innovation and commercialization initiatives under a new entity to be known as the IDEA Center — standing for Innovation, Discovery and Enterprise Acceleration.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce its second cohort of the Ethical Leaders in STEM program, a yearlong leadership development opportunity for third- and fourth-year PhD graduate students.
Rita Colwell, the first woman to direct the National Science Foundation (NSF), told the University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School degree recipients during Saturday’s (May 14) Commencement Ceremony that they will not lack for challenges, excitement or gratification and that she is confident that they can change our world.
The Graduate School will hold its annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at the Compton Family Ice Arena, 10:00 a.m. At the ceremony, the University will recognize and celebrate the recipients of 215 doctoral degrees and 490 master’s degrees.
During the 2016 spring semester, forty-four Notre Dame Graduate Student Teaching Assistants (TAs) have been named recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award.
At the Graduate School Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, professors Jeff Feder and Catherine Zuckert will be honored with the James A. Burns, C.S.C., Graduate School Award.
Maria Gibbs, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, won the inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) hosted by the Midwest Association for Graduate Students (MAGS) on April 8.
Rita Colwell, a molecular microbiologist whose research focuses on global infectious diseases, water and health, will deliver the Commencement Address on Saturday, May 14, at the Commencement ceremony for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.