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Engineering Students Study "Abroad" in Silicon Valley

nwelding   February 08, 2017

Engineering Students Study "Abroad" in Silicon Valley A few weeks ago, the first ever group of 10 computer science and computer engineering students traveled to California to begin their semester studying in Silicon Valley.

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Dual Interests in Russian Politics and Global Environmental Issues Encourage Collaboration

nwelding   February 07, 2017

Dual Interests in Russian Politics and Global Environmental Issues Encourage Collaboration Pursuing multiple projects in two distinct research areas — one focused on politics, conflict, and protest in Russia and the other involving the environment and sustainability — brings about a unique perspective and equally unique collaborations.

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Paolucci Leads Inaugural Engineering Study Abroad Program in Rome

ndavis   February 07, 2017

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame has established a study abroad program that allows students to spend the spring semester of their junior year in Rome. For the first time, seven juniors in mechanical engineering were selected to take classes in the Rome Global Gateway.

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Notre Dame Students Win Second Place in Disney Imagineering Design Competition

nwelding   February 03, 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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Four Notre Dame Students Finalists in Disney Imagineering Contest

nwelding   January 23, 2017

Four Notre Dame Students Finalists in Disney Imagineering Contest A team of four University of Notre Dame students has advanced to the finals of the 26th Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition, a contest created to encourage students to consider careers in creative and technical fields including digital arts, engineering and architecture.

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Notre Dame California Launches Silicon Valley Semester

nwelding   January 17, 2017

Notre Dame California Launches Silicon Valley Semester Some 175 years after Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C, trekked through the frozen Indiana wilderness to found the University of Notre Dame, 10 Notre Dame juniors majoring in computer science and engineering have begun their own journey to the University’s next frontier: Silicon Valley.

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Tengfei Luo Named 2016 DuPont Young Professor

nwelding   January 17, 2017

Tengfei Luo Named 2016 DuPont Young Professor Tengfei Luo has been named to the 2016 Class of DuPont Young Professors, one of only eight young faculty to receive the honor this year.

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Haenggi Named Editor-in-Chief for 
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

nwelding   January 17, 2017

Haenggi Named Editor-in-Chief for 
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has named Martin Haenggi the editor-in-chief of Transactions on Wireless Communications. Widely recognized as the top international journal in the area of wireless communications and networks, it is also one of the largest of the IEEE journals in terms of annual submissions, published papers, and the size of the editorial board.

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Washlesky Named One of 2017 New Faces of Civil Engineering — Collegiate Division

nwelding   January 13, 2017

Washlesky Named One of 2017 New Faces of Civil Engineering — Collegiate Division The American Society of Civil Engineers has announced the honorees in the collegiate division of the New Faces of Civil Engineering for 2017. These young engineers are being highlighted as the next generation of leaders in civil engineering. Notre Dame's Savannah Washlesky is among this year's honorees.

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