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Engineering Newswire 2016

South Bend and Notre Dame Vying for 5G Test Grant

nwelding   November 29, 2016

The city of South Bend and University of Notre Dame plan to seek up to $20 million in federal grants that would make the city one of four nationally to test the next generation of wireless technology.

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Researchers: Recycled Concrete's Time Has Come

nwelding   November 11, 2016

Researchers: Recycled Concrete's Time Has Come Producing concrete accounts for 5 percent of the world’s annual human-generated carbon dioxide emissions. In the United States, it and other demolished building materials take up nearly half of all landfill space. But there is a second life for concrete, one that doesn't sacrifice safety or the environment.

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Fernando Honored for Academic Excellence and Commitment to Common Good

nwelding   November 8, 2016

Fernando Honored for Academic Excellence and Commitment to Common Good A university is not simply shaped by its faculty; rather, they define it, taking ideas about teaching, research, and mission and putting them into practice on a day-to-day basis with students and colleagues in any number of settings. It is for his commitment to research and the common good that Notre Dame recently recognized Harindra Joseph Fernando.

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Glow-in-the-dark Trucks Use Plasma to Reduce Drag and Save Fuel

nwelding   October 25, 2016

Glow-in-the-dark Trucks Use Plasma to Reduce Drag and Save Fuel Notre Dame technology licensed by Plasma Stream Technologies is being used to reduce drag on the road.

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IBRI Announces Visiting Fellow and Interim Director of Applied Data Sciences Core

nwelding   October 19, 2016

IBRI Announces Visiting Fellow and Interim Director of Applied Data Sciences Core The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute announced that Notre Dame Professor Nitesh Chawla will be a visiting fellow of the Institute and serve as the interim director of the Applied Data Sciences Core.

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Energy Week 2016: A Recap

staff   October 13, 2016

It was an electrifying week, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Notre Dame Energy Week, seeing the intense thoughts circulating in the minds of the audience members and participants. Grabbing the attention of mostly students, events also drew faculty, staff, and local community members, all displaying great enthusiasm and interest in learning more about energy and ways they themselves can make a difference through conservation. From the talks to the tours to the Sustainability Festival, events were designed to engage participants and enlighten them on the topics at hand.

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COVE: A Tool for Advancing Progress in Computer Vision

staff   October 6, 2016

Computer vision is integral to many forms of artificial intelligence, with applications ranging from the critical (autonomous vehicles recognizing pedestrians), to useful (finding a video to show you how to cook your next delicacy), to just fun (searching for images of a recent family vacation). Recent technical advances in computer vision have revealed that a sure pathway to continued progress in the field lies in easy access to a massive network of reliable and diverse open source datasets. Unfortunately, nothing like this currently exists.

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Leading globally requires science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

lellam   September 9, 2016

The success of our youth and their ability to become global leaders who are equipped to solve the most pressing challenges of our nation and our world will depend on the skills they learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math – collectively known as STEM education.1…

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College of Engineering Appoints Faculty Co-directors of Maturing Wireless Institute

nwelding   September 1, 2016

College of Engineering Appoints Faculty Co-directors of Maturing Wireless Institute To respond effectively to the exciting climate that surrounds current wireless research and development, Bertrand Hochwald and J. Nicholas Laneman will serve on an interim basis as faculty co-cirectors of the Wireless Institute in the College of Engineering.

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Wu and Kareem to Receive 2016 Alfred Noble Prize for Best Technical Paper

nwelding   August 31, 2016

Wu and Kareem to Receive 2016 Alfred Noble Prize for Best Technical Paper Teng Wu, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Buffalo, and Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, have been selected by the Joint Prize Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2016 Alfred Noble Prize.

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Italy Quake Highlights Our Vulnerability to Disaster

nwelding   August 26, 2016

Italy Quake Highlights Our Vulnerability to Disaster Tracy Kijewski-Correa, the Leo E and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, discusses the recent Amatrice earthquake on CNN Opinion.

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Anti-Zika Project Earns USAID Grant

nwelding   August 11, 2016

Anti-Zika Project Earns USAID Grant A project led by Molly Duman Scheel of the Indiana School of Medicine-South Bend, in conjunction with Notre Dame researchers, will receive a USAID grant as part of the organization's $30 million program "Combating Zika and Future Threats: A Grand Challenge for Development."

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Notre Dame Researcher Explores Bacteria beyond the Ability of Typical Hospital Setting

nwelding   August 5, 2016

Notre Dame Researcher Explores Bacteria beyond the Ability of Typical Hospital Setting Of the approximately 332,000 total hip replacements performed in the United States annually, nearly one percent of those patients will get an infection and require the removal of their prosthetic replacement. It seems like a small percentage from a single type of operation. Yet a study published in the Feb. 3, 2015, Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that the number one complication leading to hospital readmission was infection at the surgery site. Notre Dame researchers are addressing this issue.

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Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame Faculty Invent Devices That Detect Fake Drugs


nwelding   July 28, 2016

Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame Faculty Invent Devices That Detect Fake Drugs
 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. 9,354,181 to researchers at Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame who together developed user-friendly devices that detect low-quality pharmaceuticals.

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Two Students Named Gilman Scholars

nwelding   July 27, 2016

Two Students Named Gilman Scholars Mechanical engineering student Gabriel Higuera one of two students selected as Gilman Scholars.

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Crouch to Receive NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

nwelding   July 21, 2016

Crouch to Receive NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship Garrison Crouch, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship.

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30 Under 30: Matthew R. Kelly

nwelding   July 6, 2016

30 Under 30: Matthew R. Kelly Matthew R. “Matt” Kelly is a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, but he could ace a major in leadership if such a degree were offered.

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