Category: Undergraduate Experience

Bridging theory and practice: Engineering students build 100-foot suspension bridge on campus

Notre Dame students gathered on campus before dawn to do what so many great engineers have done before them: build a bridge. https://youtu.be/c92VmQtojbM Prof. Luis Fargier-Gabaldón, who joined the faculty in fall 2021, is an expert in bridge design The students, …

Shreya Kumar

Programming a better world: Computer science prof and students share tech savvy with community

Shreya Kumar, assistant teaching professor in Computer Science and Engineering, is a software engineer with a special interest in sharing computer know-how to make the world a better place. Her class, CSE Service Projects, delivers technology-based solutions—websites, apps, …

Notre Dame student team wins NASA research award for drone scoop and grab technology

A team of Notre Dame undergraduate students has been selected to participate in the 2021 NASA University Student Research Challenge. Their project, Dronehook, is a fixed-wing package retrieval system that can pick up items from remote locations in a simple and energy-efficient fashion. The …

Undergraduate student researcher in CBE lab

ND Engineering Undergraduate Research Fair scheduled for September 7

The Engineering Leadership Council of Notre Dame and the College of Engineering Dean’s Office are sponsoring the 2021 Undergraduate Research Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 3-5 p.m. on the 7th floor (Dahnke Ballroom) of the Duncan Student Center. Please note: This event has been rescheduled …

IrishSat students preparing balloon and payload for launch

New satellite design team IrishSat launches its first high-altitude balloon

Notre Dame students and faculty gathered on May 11, 2021, for the first high-altitude balloon launch by IrishSat, a new student-run satellite development group. A team of well-trained students attached payloads containing research projects to a weather balloon filled with helium, then released …

3 AME Senior Design RC Airplane builds

Hands-on engineering in an online atmosphere: COVID-19 doesn’t ground seniors’ flight plans

Students in AME40462 Aerospace Design, the senior capstone course for aerospace engineering majors, typically spend the weeks after spring break building the airplanes they designed during the first part of the semester. After break, they get down to business, bringing their paper design to life …