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Notre Dame students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the recipients of this year’s Graduate Research Program Fellowships (GRPF). Seven College of Science students and one alumnus received awards. In addition, five science students received honorable mentions. The fellowship provides three years of support for the graduate education of students who have...

Gillian Duffy Claims 2nd Prize at AECOM Student Environmental Awards

PhD student Gillian Duffy claimed 2nd prize at the AECOM Student Environmental Awards on the 8th of April in Sligo IT. The competition challenges students to present to their peers on a topic of their choice in the field of water and/or environmental management. The competition is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students aged 25...

Author: MESTECH

Gillian Duffy Claims 2nd Prize at AECOM Student Environmental Awards

PhD student Gillian Duffy claimed 2nd prize at the AECOM Student Environmental Awards on the 8th of April in Sligo IT. The competition challenges students to present to their peers on a topic of their choice in the field of water and/or environmental management. The competition is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students aged 25...

Author: MESTECH

Students brainstorm to combat climate change

HAMMOND — The suggested solutions ran the gamut: Plant more trees, increase public transportation options, require cleaner-burning fuels, decrease the use of pesticides in farming, encourage urban gardens, and use solar panels to save on electricity bills. Those were just a few of the ideas to combat global climate change...

Students brainstorm to combat climate change

HAMMOND — The suggested solutions ran the gamut: Plant more trees, increase public transportation options, require cleaner-burning fuels, decrease the use of pesticides in farming, encourage urban gardens, and use solar panels to save on electricity bills. Those were just a few of the ideas to combat global climate change...

GSU and Office for Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium

Congratulations to the following Postdocs for winning awards at the Graduate Student Union and Office for Postdoctoral Scholars 6th Annual Research Symposium! From left to right: Haitao Wang, 2nd place in Engineering; Erin Grey, 2nd place in Science; Jessica Meixner, 1st place in Engineering; and Aaron Sheppard 1st place in...

Study: Grass Carp Pose Dangers For Great Lakes

  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Plant-gorging grass carp probably could survive in all of the Great Lakes, scientists said Monday, adding that if the fish get established, they might significantly damage the environment. The fight to prevent Asian carp from reaching the inland seas has focused primarily on bighead and silver...

Study: Grass Carp Pose Dangers For Great Lakes

  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Plant-gorging grass carp probably could survive in all of the Great Lakes, scientists said Monday, adding that if the fish get established, they might significantly damage the environment. The fight to prevent Asian carp from reaching the inland seas has focused primarily on bighead and silver...

Professor Bolster received NSF Career award on "Connecting the Scales - Local to Global Scales of Mixing in Heterogeneous Porous Media"

Despite our image of Earth as "the water planet," global supplies of uncontaminated surface and groundwater are indispensable, yet fragile, natural resources. Threats to freshwater supplies in the form of contamination must be understood to assure sustainable supplies, as well as to guide effective remediation and future development. However conventional...

ND-LEEF Featured on WNIT Outdoor Elements

  The Teachers as Scholars program hosted a two-part series with ND-LEEF faculty and staff in October 2013. The seminar focus was The Effects of Environmental Change on Freshwater and presented by Dr. Jennifer Tank and Brett Peters. WNIT's Outdoor Elements, with host Evie Kirkwood, featured this program in their latest episode.   

ND-LEEF Featured on WNIT Outdoor Elements

  The Teachers as Scholars program hosted a two-part series with ND-LEEF faculty and staff in October 2013. The seminar focus was The Effects of Environmental Change on Freshwater and presented by Dr. Jennifer Tank and Brett Peters. WNIT's Outdoor Elements, with host Evie Kirkwood, featured this program in their latest episode.   

Study measures how well Asian carp prevention effort will work

   Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, Resources for the Future and the U.S. Forest Service presented their findings of the effectiveness of different Asian carp prevention barriers in a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. “Our study goes beyond just presenting barrier options by putting...