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Notre Dame Researchers Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Awards

nwelding   May 17, 2017

Notre Dame Researchers Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Awards The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized ten University of Notre Dame faculty members — including four from the College of Engineering — for their excellence in research with Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.

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2017 Steiner Awards: Honoring Undergraduate Excellence

nwelding   May 16, 2017

2017 Steiner Awards: Honoring Undergraduate Excellence The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the Reverend Thomas A. Steiner Award. They, like the namesake of the award, will no doubt have a great impact on their individual fields and the lives of those with whom they come in contact.

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Thirty-five Seniors Receive National and International Scholarships and Fellowships

nwelding   May 16, 2017

Thirty-five Seniors Receive National and International Scholarships and Fellowships In addition to the 15 University of Notre Dame senior recipients of Fulbright fellowships, the National Science Foundation and other organizations have awarded 20 scholarships and fellowships to members of the University’s Class of 2017.

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Pine Named 2017 Valedictorian; Suárez Selected as Salutatorian

nwelding   May 4, 2017

Pine Named 2017 Valedictorian; Suárez Selected as Salutatorian Caleb Pine has been named valedictorian of the 2017 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the 172nd University Commencement Ceremony on May 21 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium. This year’s salutatorian is José Alberto Suárez, a computer science and engineering major.

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Haenggi Honored by IEEE Communication Society for Two Best Papers

nwelding   April 20, 2017

Haenggi Honored by IEEE Communication Society for Two Best Papers Martin Haenggi, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and concurrent professor in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of two prestigious awards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Communications Society: the 2017 Stephen O. Rice Prize and the 2017 Best Survey Paper Award.

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Nitesh Chawla Named Recipient of 1st Source Bank’s 2017 Commercialization Award

nwelding   April 18, 2017

Nitesh Chawla Named Recipient of 1st Source Bank’s 2017 Commercialization Award Nitesh Chawla has been named the recipient of the 2017 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award. Chawla received the award, which carries a $20,000 cash prize, for innovating a new data science software, Aunsight, allowing data scientists and business analysts to deliver on the business value proposition of big data analytics.

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Women Lead

nwelding   March 7, 2017

Women Lead Tomorrow belongs to the bold. Notre Dame is proud to celebrate seven women whose scholarship and leadership are empowering change in the global community. Among the 2017 honorees is the College of Engineering's Sharon Hu.

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Notre Dame California Opens Palo Alto Facility to Support Coursework, Innovation and Collaboration in Silicon Valley

nwelding   February 24, 2017

Notre Dame California Opens Palo Alto Facility to Support Coursework, Innovation and Collaboration in Silicon Valley The University of Notre Dame opened its Palo Alto facility on Feb. 10 and held its first classes for the Notre Dame Silicon Valley Semester (SVS) program there on Thursday (Feb. 16).

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Data-driven Research Group Crosses Traditional Boundaries to Advance Computational and Data Science Engineering

nwelding   February 23, 2017

Data-driven Research Group Crosses Traditional Boundaries to Advance Computational and Data Science Engineering Utilizing the University’s state-of-the-art facilities, combined with multidisciplinary expertise, Notre Dame researchers in the areas of computational and data science and engineering are taking on the grand challenges that require massive amounts of data and computation in order to foster innovation and find solutions.

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Notre Dame Partners with the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute

nwelding   February 22, 2017

Notre Dame Partners with the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute Researchers in bioengineering at the University of Notre Dame will join a consortium of academia, industry and government organizations and the nonprofit sector — the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute — to develop next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues and organs.

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Three Notre Dame Faculty Elected to AAAS Section Committees

nwelding   February 21, 2017

Three Notre Dame Faculty Elected to AAAS Section Committees Three Notre Dame faculty members have been elected to serve on section committees for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Achieving Super Speed with the Nation's Largest Quiet Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

nwelding   February 21, 2017

Achieving Super Speed with the Nation's Largest Quiet Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are building the country's largest quiet hypersonic (Mach 6) wind tunnel.

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College of Engineering Introduces New Minor Targeting Resiliency and Sustainability

nwelding   February 15, 2017

College of Engineering Introduces New Minor Targeting Resiliency and Sustainability The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences has added a new minor targeting resiliency and sustainability for the development of future innovators who can generate novel solutions and sustainable policies that protect cities and citizens from natural and manmade hazards while also helping to mitigate the effects of those hazards.

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Bohn to Receive 2017 ACS Electrochemistry Award

nwelding   February 10, 2017

Bohn to Receive 2017 ACS Electrochemistry Award Paul W. Bohn has been named the recipient of the 2017 American Chemical Society Electrochemistry Award for his contributions to the field of electrochemical analysis.

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Predicting the Future of Climate Change

nwelding   February 9, 2017

Predicting the Future of Climate Change Notre Dame faculty Jason McLachlan and Melissa Berke study the past to predict climate change.

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Notre Dame Students Win Second Place in Disney Imagineering Design Competition

nwelding   February 3, 2017

Notre Dame Students Win Second Place in Disney Imagineering Design Competition Two Notre Dame teams show well in the Disney Imagineering Design Competition. Both made the semifinal round, which featured fewer than 40 teams of more than 300 that participated; one placed second in the competition.

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Biocomputing: Imitating the Real Thing to Improve Life

nwelding   January 27, 2017

Biocomputing: Imitating the Real Thing to Improve Life Pinar Zorlutuna and a team of University researchers have created a new type of diode, one that is made entirely of cardiac muscle cells and fibroblasts. Their recently published paper titled “Muscle-Cell-Based ‘Living Diodes’” discusses how using muscle cells as the diode components is ideal for cell-based information processing.

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Your (Social Media) Votes Matter

nwelding   January 24, 2017

Your (Social Media) Votes Matter The goal of Tim Weninger's social media experiments (focused on Reddit) was to better understand the effects of malicious voting and the impact on what users see and share online. His recently published results provide insight into how a single up/down vote influences what content users see on the site and push into the broader social mediasphere or mainstream news.

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Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative Announces New Associate Director

nwelding   January 24, 2017

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative Announces New Associate Director Diogo Bolster has been appointed an associate director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) and will direct ND-ECI’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility.

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Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory to Partner with Doosan Heavy Industries on $2.5 Million Compressor Test Agreement

nwelding   January 24, 2017

Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory to Partner with Doosan Heavy Industries on $2.5 Million Compressor Test Agreement The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame has entered into a 19-month, $2.5-million dollar agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. to conduct compressor research and testing to support the development of a 300-megawatt class power generation gas turbine.

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