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.
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.
Three competitors from the College of Engineering are moving to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals. At the Engineering Prelims last night, Mark Summe, Peter Deak, and Maria Gibbs bested peers in a pool of 11 other challengers.
The Graduate School and the Hesburgh Libraries will host an Open House and Cookie Celebration for the renewed 10th Floor. Stop by for cookies, refreshments, prizes, and more, on Monday, February 8th between 4:30 and 6:00 pm. Tour the floor, network with friends and colleagues, and offer your feedback on the 10th Floor renovation.
Kevin Phaup, who is pursuing a master’s degree in industrial design, went to Nepal last summer to conduct research for his thesis project—designing stronger, safer, cost-effective temporary shelters for refugees and victims of natural disasters. While there, he worked with Hope for Nepal, an organization co-founded by Assistant Professor Ann-Marie Conrado, to construct temporary shelters, permanent homes, and schools after an April 2015 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people and displaced more than 3 million.
The Graduate School will host Three Minute Thesis (3MT) this spring, a competition showcasing graduate student research. Qualifying heats begin in late February and will culminate in a Final on March 16 (Wednesday) with a first prize of $1,000.
For a second year, the Shamrock Series 5K, a race held in conjunction with other Shamrock Series festivities, will emphasize the dynamism of graduate education at Notre Dame.
Eight graduate students from Notre Dame’s Department of History received competitive fellowships or grants in support of their research—awards including a Rome Prize, a Fulbright, and Louisville Institute, Newcombe, and Schallek fellowships.
The University of Notre Dame has received $133.7 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. This is an all-time record for the University and $20 million more than last year.
A decade ago, Notre Dame graduate student Marlene Daut received a Kellogg Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to continue her study of Haitian Creole.
Former Kellogg PhD Fellow Alejandro Montecinos is motivated to create change in his native Chile and other developing economies. In January, PhD in hand, he returned to his hometown of Viña del Mar to continue with his research as an assistant professor at the Universidad de Adolfo Ibáñez.
This fall, the Graduate School will launch a unique Ethical Leaders in STEM program, a yearlong leadership development opportunity for third- and fourth-year PhD graduate students.
The Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards.
During Commencement season 2015, the Graduate School bestowed four prestigious awards: the Distinguished Alumnus Award; the James A. Burns, CSC Award; the Director of Graduate Studies Award; and the Graduate Administrative Staff Member Award.
The University of Notre Dame Graduate School recognized 437 master’s and 245 doctoral degree recipients and presented several awards during Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 16) in the Compton Family Ice Arena.
The Graduate School will hold its annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at the Compton Family Ice Arena, 10:00 a.m. At the ceremony, the University will recognize and celebrate the recipients of 245 doctoral degrees and 473 master’s degrees.
Twenty-one winners of the Naughton Fellowships were announced today by the Graduate School. The research fellowships were awarded to undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. students from Notre Dame and from Ireland. This year’s winners from Notre Dame represent three Notre Dame Colleges and Schools, including Arts and Letters, Engineering, and Science. Seven graduate students were among the awardees.
This spring, Anthony Ruth was selected as the recipient of a prestigious 2015 NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, one of the most selective and most well-funded graduate student research fellowships in the United States. In a very real sense, his work will be used for space missions.