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Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative Announces New Associate Director

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative Announces New Associate Director
Professor Diogo Bolster has been appointed as an Associate Director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI), and will direct ND-ECI’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF). In this new role, Bolster will lead academic scholarship around ND-LEEF by growing faculty engagement with the facility, identifying funding opportunities to enhance...

Author: Alex Gumm

Students Prepare for Engineering Trip to Cameroon

Students Prepare for Engineering Trip to Cameroon
Last fall, a handful of Notre Dame engineering students found themselves in Professor Alan Hamlet’s backyard pouring a concrete well pad. The well in question, however, is over six thousand miles away in Sangmelima, Cameroon. Professor Hamlet simply offered up a corner of his yard, so these students could practice techniques...

Improving Snow Measurement - Utilizing ND-LEEF

Improving Snow Measurement - Utilizing ND-LEEF
Although it may seem simple to calculate, snowfall cannot be well measured by simply placing a yardstick in the ground. In actuality, snow measurement is much more complicated and oftentimes the most accurate snow measurement devices are costly. However, two Notre Dame graduate students are working to improve the snow...

Four Additional Internal Grants Now Open for Applications

Four Additional Internal Grants Now Open for Applications
Faculty can now submit their applications for the Equipment Restoration and Renewal Program, the Kobayashi Travel Fund, the Library Acquisitions Grant, and the Notre Dame-Eli Lilly and Co. Faculty Fellowship Program in Drug Discovery. The deadline for each internal grant program is Friday, January 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST....

ND-ECI to host Virginia Tech researchers who exposed the Flint water crisis

ND-ECI to host Virginia Tech researchers who exposed the Flint water crisis
Interested in how citizen science, laboratory experimentation, investigative reporting and social media helped a team of Virginia Tech researchers uncover lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan? Dr. Kelsey Pieper, postdoctoral researcher, and Siddhartha Roy, doctoral student, both members of Virginia Tech’s nationally renowned Flint research team…

Author: Alex Gumm

Students explore “living museum:” Galápagos Islands

Students explore “living museum:” Galápagos Islands
This fall break 14 students spent a week on the Galápagos Islands as part of the Practicum in Field Environmental Biology course. The course aimed to introduce and amplify the principles of evolutionary biology, ecology, and environmental science on the islands and afforded students the opportunity to refine their understanding...

Applications Now Open for the Naughton Fellowships

Applications Now Open for the Naughton Fellowships
The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.

Channeling Our Inner Darwin: Adventures in the Galapagos Islands

Channeling Our Inner Darwin: Adventures in the Galapagos Islands
During fall break, I traveled with thirteen other Notre Dame undergraduate students to the Galápagos Islands as part of a new science course, Practicum in Field Environmental Biology. Under the direction of Biological Science Professors, Gary Lamberti and Malcolm Fraser, we explored the islands and investigated individual research projects, which...