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Irish Innovation Fund Established to Assist Student-led Start-ups

February 26, 2013

Notre Dame engineering graduate students

A new $3.5-million fund at the University of Notre Dame has been established to help launch student-led ventures and further strengthen the educational component of the University’s ESTEEM Graduate Program.

The funds for the program will be from gifts made to the University by John Jeuck, the former dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, in honor of his close personal friend, Philip J. Purcell III, a member of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees.

The ESTEEM (Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s) Program is the first multi-disciplinary graduate program in Notre Dame’s history. Developed in collaboration with the College of Science, the College of Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business, and housed at the University’s state-of-the-art Innovation Park, ESTEEM provides Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-educated students an unparalleled opportunity to deepen their technical talents while also learning the business and innovation skills they need to commercialize research and bring new ideas and technological advancements to market.

National Academy of Engineering Elects 69 Members And 11 Foreign Associates

February 08, 2013 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

We are delighted to share the following statement and subsequent article regarding the election of Thomas Degnan to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Tom has been a long-time supporter of the University and the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (cSEND). He has served in various advisory roles since the center's inception in 2005 and continues to volunteer his services as an active member of cSEND's Alumni Advisory Board

Dorms to compete in energy-saving 'Megawatt Madness'

February 04, 2013

Megawatt Madness

This month, students on the University of Notre Dame campus will experience a new kind of dorm energy competition. Megawatt Madness will match up dorms in head-to-head competitions to see which residence hall can implement the most energy-saving practices. Dorm match-ups will rotate each week. The competition runs for three weeks, from Feb. 4 (Monday) through Feb. 24 (Sunday), giving every dorm a good shot at being a winner.

“Each dorm gets to start over and play a new opponent each week, so the structure of the competition really keeps students engaged,” says Kate Christian, vice president of GreeND, which is sponsoring the competition. “At the end of the competition, your dorm will have a menu of prizes to choose from if a hall has won one, two or all three competitions. The more wins, the bigger the prize.”