ndWaves combines the best of engineering and arts, showing school children how they work together and helping students play music while learning about the science of sound.
Engineering students often have the opportunity to listen to and interact with leaders of industry. During one of the most recent lectures, John E. Kelly III, senior vice president and director of IBM research, presented “The New Era of Cognitive Computing,” part of the College’s Edison Lecture Series.
Mechanical engineering students reveal the 2014 Baja Car! Their work on the car encompasses the design skills of suspension, truss/chassis, drivetrain, braking, steering, and metal fabrication, including welding, cutting and grinding; crucial too is vehicle, component, and electrical system synthesis. They have been competing against other university teams this spring and summer.
More than 100 years after engineering professors conducted flight experiments by launching a manned glider off the top of a campus building, Notre Dame accepts the donation of a Dassault Falcon 10 that will function as a flying test lab for its aerobatics research program.
Alumnus astronaut Kevin Ford visited campus after his five-month tour of duty as commander of the International Space Station (ISS), which began Oct. 25, 2012. In addition to taking a variety of Notre Dame memorabilia with him into space, he spoke with students from the ISS during his tour there.