Category: Undergraduate Experience

CEEES bridge builders standing on the completed bridge

Fluid force: Engineering students use pontoons to build 86-foot cable-stayed bridge

As the sun rose over Notre Dame’s Golden Dome, two engineering students adjusted their hip-waders and stepped into the cold water of Saint Joseph’s Lake, pushing pontoons loaded with aluminum beams. Their classmates on land dragged cables, tested power tools, and organized decking materials. …

A group photo of the students who participated in the 2024 ASCE competitions pose in front of their concrete canoe.

Notre Dame students receive 7 podium finishes in the 2024 ASCE Indiana-Kentucky Student Conference Symposium

The Notre Dame student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) received seven podium finishes at the 2024 ASCE Indiana-Kentucky Student Conference Symposium. Hosted this year by Purdue Northwest University, the competitions took place the weekend of April 11-13 and featured 12 …

GCSP Seniors

Six Notre Dame seniors complete Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Six seniors in the College of Engineering have completed the Notre Dame Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP). This program, inspired by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to find innovative solutions for society’s …

Starshade Team members, from left to right: Orianna Saade, Joseph Muraski, Grace Conneely, and Sean Kerr

IrishSat wins first place in NASA Starshade Challenge

IrishSat, a student club dedicated to the development of space technology, has been awarded first place in the nationwide NASA-sponsored Starshade Undergraduate Challenge. The competition tasks students groups with contributing to the design of a space structure that blocks starlight, allowing …

Notre Dame Chem-E-Car team in front of AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition sign

Notre Dame’s Chem-E-Car team competes at AIChE student conference

The University of Notre Dame’s small-scale, chemically powered vehicle, the “Irish Good-bye,” was part of the 25th Annual Chem-E-Car Competition Finals. The event took place during the 2023 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Student Conference in Orlando, Florida, in …

Wired for Success: Notre Dame Robotic Football team storms 2023 Fall Combine Competition

Notre Dame’s Robotic Football team emerged triumphant from the 2023 Fall Combine Competition, placing first overall and winning best quarterback, center and kicker. Their performance makes them top seed for the Robotic Football Tournament in April. The combine, held this year at Notre …

Build-a-boards

Electrical engineering students create circuit boards in inaugural “Build-a-Board” workshop

First-year electrical engineering students learned the fundamentals of electronic design by fabricating their own circuit boards at the inaugural “Build-a-Board” workshop. The event was hosted by the Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH), an experiential learning space with resources for …

Prof. Warren and the students take a selfie

Notre Dame Women in Engineering 2023 Sustainability Trip to Ireland

Professor Maria Warren led the Women in Engineering Sustainability Trip over spring break this year, exploring sustainability, policy and leadership with undergraduate students. The group travelled to two different regions of Ireland — Dublin and Kylemore Abbey in Connemara. They toured …

CEEES bridge builders standing on the completed bridge

Timber, steel, and teamwork: Engineering students build and deconstruct 80-ft truss bridge over water

Wearing hip-waders and carrying drills, Notre Dame engineering students built an 80-ft wooden truss bridge over a narrow waterway, connecting the main campus to the quarter-acre Duck Island on St. Joseph’s Lake. The bridge project is the centerpiece of the civil …

Group photo of the 2023 Notre Dame ASCE champions on stage.

Notre Dame students named champions of 2023 ASCE Indiana-Kentucky Student Conference Symposium

The Notre Dame student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) received top honors at the 2023 ASCE Indiana-Kentucky Student Conference Symposium. Hosted this year by Western Kentucky University, the competitions took place the weekend of April 13-15 and featured 12 student …