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Engineering in the News 2014

News stories from around the world featuring the College of Engineering faculty and students.
Published originally: Inside Indiana Business (December 5, 2014)

Notre Dame Center Scores $2.3M Renewal

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), an arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has renewed funding for VectorBase, a bioinformatics resource center based at the University of Notre Dame since 2004 that manages genomic information on arthropods and other invertebrates that transmit human pathogens.

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Published originally: The Columbia Chronicle (December 1, 2014)

'STEM' disparity has early origin

The gap between the sexes in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has narrowed considerably since the 1970s. Although that disparity has been addressed in certain respects, the root problems that create the gender imbalance take hold much earlier in women’s lives.

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Published originally: South Bend Tribune (November 28, 2014)

ND professor named "Master of Innovation"

University of Notre Dame professor Gary Bernstein recently was awarded the inaugural Indiana Master of Innovation Award from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and Forbes Inc. for his work on the development of Quilt Packaging technology.

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Published originally: Nanotechnology Now (November 10, 2014)

MEMS Industry Group's 10th Annual Executive Conference Showcases Rapid Innovation in MEMS/Sensors: Emphasizes Spirit of Collaboration, Supporting First Open-Source Algorithm Community, New Standardization Efforts

MEMS Industry Group (MIG)'s MEMS Executive Congress -- held November 5-7 in Scottsdale, AZ -- showed why the micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)/sensors industry is spearheading new user experiences in consumer, environmental, healthcare/medical and industrial applications.

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Published originally: Yahoo! Finance (November 7, 2014)

MEMS Industry Group's 10th Annual Executive Conference Showcases Rapid Innovation in MEMS/Sensors: Emphasizes Spirit of Collaboration, Supporting First Open-Source Algorithm Community, New Standardization Efforts

MEMS Industry Group (MIG)'s MEMS Executive Congress -- held November 5-7 in Scottsdale, AZ -- showed why the micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)/sensors industry is spearheading new user experiences in consumer, environmental, healthcare/medical and industrial applications.

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Published originally: WNDU-TV (November 2, 2014)

DTSB to install garden on Jefferson Blvd. Bridge

For a few days this spring the view from the Jefferson Blvd. Bridge in downtown South Bend may cause folks to stop and take notice. For a few days this spring the view from the Jefferson Blvd. Bridge in downtown South Bend may cause folks to stop and take notice.The University of Notre Dame is working with South Bend to design an "ephemeral garden" on the bridge.

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Published originally: Discoveries — National Science Foundation (October 30, 2014)

Testing for pathogens

Innovation Corps researchers focus on medical applications rather than food safety in response to customer needs.

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Published originally: engineeringforchange.org (October 23, 2014)

Earthquake Resistant Housing

Natural disasters can strike any country in the world, but these events have a disproportionate affect on developing nations. The earthquake resistant housing project began when Practical Action (then ITDG) decided to help rebuild communities struck by the 29 May 1990 earthquake. Over 8000 homes were damaged and 3000 homes were destroyed. Engineers working on the project did not want to see that type of destruction again and put together this guide to help people in earthquake prone regions construct housing that would better withstand periodic tremors.

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Published originally: executivegov.com (October 20, 2014)

MIT Professor Dava Newman to be Nominated NASA Deputy Administrator

Dava Newman, an aeronautics and astronautics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be nominated by President Barack Obama for the no. 2 position at NASA.

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Published originally: wane.com (October 6, 2014)

Notre Dame honors donors for $45 million in gifts

The University of Notre Dame has honored two couples who donated a combined $45 million that’s funding construction of a new campus research facility.

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Published originally: Star Tribune (October 6, 2014)

Liquid Music series begins with Glenn Kotche and Third Coast Percussion in 'Wild Sound'

REVIEW: Liquid Music presents “Wild Sound” by Glenn Kotche.

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Published originally: South Bend Tribune (October 5, 2014)

'Wild Sound' human, organic

The artist-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Third Coast Percussion gave the world premiere performance of Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche's "Wild Sound" on Friday at DeBartolo.

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Published originally: Inside Indiana Business (October 3, 2014)

Notre Dame Breaks Ground on Major Project

The University of Notre Dame has broken ground on a research facility underwritten by a $35 million gift. McCourtney Hall, named for alum Ted McCourtney and his wife Tracy, will house the university's chemical and biomolecular departments.

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Published originally: South Bend Tribune (October 2, 2014)

Kotche, Third Coast make a 'Wild Sound'

Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche also composes classical music for percussion ensembles, and Third Coast Percussion will give the world premiere performance of his "Wild Sound" on Friday at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, which commissioned the work.

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Published originally: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader (September 30, 2014)

King’s students get a chance at Notre Dame entrepreneurship program

King’s College continued expanding connections with the University of Notre Dame Tuesday by announcing a new opportunity for local students to participate in the Indiana institution’s entrepreneurship master’s program.

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Published originally: CBSNews.com (September 11, 2014)

Curiosity at Mount Sharp, NASA defends science

Responding to criticism from a review panel that questioned the science agenda of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, senior managers Thursday defended the $2.5 billion mission, saying the spacecraft had more than achieved its primary science goals and is moving into an extended mission that promises to shed even more light on the red planet's history and evolution.

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Published originally: Inside Indiana Business (September 8, 2014)

Notre Dame Details Research Partnership

The University of Notre Dame has announced an agreement with New York-based Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The partnership involves biomedical projects, student training and joint conferences.

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Published originally: Virtual Strategy Magazine (September 8, 2014)

Feinstein Institute and Notre Dame to Collaborate on Biomedical Research

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the University of Notre Dame today announced a collaboration on biomedical research projects involving sepsis and other diseases, student training, joint conferences and other forms of academic exchange.

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Published originally: The Chronicle of Higher Education (August 14, 2014)

Confuse Students to Help Them Learn

If you had to pick a single word to explain how Derek Muller ended up in a Perth hotel room arguing with an empty chair, it probably would be "confusion."

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Published originally: Inside Indiana Business (July 21, 2014)

Indiana Thinkers Make 'Most Influential Minds' List

Several Hoosiers are on New York-based Thomson Reuters Corporation's (NYSE: TRI) list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014.” The annual ranking includes more than 3,200 scientists who published the highest number of articles that are cited by researchers.

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