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Undergraduate Student Spotlights

A listing of the best and the brightest College of Engineering undergraduates.

Engineers Studying Abroad Engineers Studying Abroad

Two of the 28 undergraduates from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering answer five key questions about living and studying abroad.

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Big Win in the Big Beam Contest for ND Big Win in the Big Beam Contest for ND

A team of civil engineering students from the University of Notre Dame took top honors in the recent Engineering Student Design Competition [Big Beam Contest] sponsored by Sika Corporation and judged by the Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Student Education Committee.

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Engineering and Origami Engineering and Origami

Nicholas Turner, who is enrolled in the University's dual MBA/Engineering program, took first place in the 20000-40000level of the Undergraduate Library Research Awards (ULRA). He was honored with other winners at the 8th annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference on May 1.

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Undergraduate Research: Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Research: Biomedical Engineering

Many people have to wait years to realize their dreams. A few, a fortunate few, are able to explore their dreams earlier in life. Kyle Cowdrick is one of those lucky souls.

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3+2 Programs for Engineers 3+2 Programs for Engineers

The five-year program lets students earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, computer science, environmental science or physics from Stonehill, and then earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Notre Dame. The students spend their first three years at Stonehill then transfer to Notre Dame for their final two years. They even get to return to Stonehill after their first year at Notre Dame to walk across the graduation stage with their Stonehill class.

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Breast Cancer Research Breast Cancer Research

Accurate mammography is crucial for early detection of breast cancer, which can greatly increase survival rates.

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Notre Dame Junior Wins Schurz Prize Notre Dame Junior Wins Schurz Prize

Sean Fitzgerald, a junior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, won first place in the Notre Dame-Schurz Prize competition for innovation. His project, Buses, which was among 10 finalists, is an app that provides real-time monitoring for public transportation riders.

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Immersing. Engaging. Engineering. In China Immersing. Engaging. Engineering. In China

This summer the third class of engineering students will be participating in the Summer Engineering Program in China, a study abroad-internship opportunity. Like the other students before them they will spend seven weeks working closely with students at Tsinghua University in Beijing on a real-world design issue supplied by a multinational U.S. corporation.

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Fighting iBots Fighting iBots

Go Irish! On Friday, April, 11, 2014, mechanical engineering students from Notre Dame and Ohio Northern University (ONU) competed in the annual Robotic Football Game.

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"When It Rains, It Pours" in Mod Quad "When It Rains, It Pours" in Mod Quad

The group of Notre Dame undergrads who participated in the EPA’s 2014 Campus RainWorks Challenge — students from civil & environmental engineering & earth sciences, architecture, and political science — were not talking about Morton Salt® when they proposed an innovative solution to an important storm water issue on campus.

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Introduction to Engineering Summer Program (IEP) Introduction to Engineering Summer Program (IEP)

Since its inception, the interactive Introduction to Engineering summer program has been a hit with high school students across the country. For three weeks every summer rising juniors get a taste of college life.

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Service Abroad: ND SEED Service Abroad: ND SEED

Six students in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences seeking to make a difference in the world combined their academic interests with their desire to serve their fellow man. They formed Notre Dame Students Empowering through Engineering Development (ND SEED), a registered and approved 501(c)3 corporation.

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Engineering Peer Mentors Engineering Peer Mentors

Peer mentors are among the best resources available to engineering students. Representing different departments in the College of Engineering, this group of dedicated juniors and seniors offers a valuable perspective: They have been where the first- and second-year students are. Many of them are peer mentors today because of their own experiences with peer mentors as a first-year student.

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Strong Bodies Fight ... Strong Bodies Fight ...

Service projects at Notre Dame take many forms. Since 1931 the Bengal Bouts, the University’s annual charity boxing tournament, has donated funds made during the Bouts to Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh. The College of Engineering has long supported this sport-service event, in the spirit of the former director and coach of the Bouts Dominic “Nappy” Napolitano, who described the purpose of the Bouts as “Strong bodies fight, that weak bodies may be nourished.”

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