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Nanoparticles with a Big Environmental Impact

August 30, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy

Consider that a human hair is anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000 nanometers in size. A plasmonic nanoparticle, which is a nanoparticle made of noble metals like gold and silver, at their largest are just 100 nanometers, but pack a big punch.

Notre Dame announces collaboration with AT&T for online master’s degree in data science

August 30, 2016

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With a growing need for skilled data scientists, the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with AT&T, has announced its new online master of science degree with a specialization in data science. Offered by the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, with the collaboration of the Department of Psychology, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business, this degree program will prepare graduates for careers as data scientists in a wide range of industry fields fields including management, marketing, information technology, government policy, health care, finance, education and scientific research.

Building a Better Future for STEM Education

August 03, 2016

ND Energy just wrapped up its seventh consecutive Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program, engaging seven teachers from area high schools for seven weeks of energy-related research. In addition to being part of a laboratory research team and delving into scientific topics, teachers participated in the Curriculum Development Institute, provided by Notre Dame’s Center for STEM Education. They also interacted with representatives of the business community to learn more about skills and job opportunities important to the future of their students.…

Igniting Stellar Imaginations through an Integrated STEAM Approach to Learning

August 03, 2016

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On July 20 and 21, ND Energy participated in the weeklong Art 2 Science Summer Camp sponsored by Notre Dame’s Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Center for the Evolution of Elements (JINA-CEE) in the Jordan Hall of Science. The event drew nearly 160 area students ranging from second to eighth grades. Young scientists rotated around to 24 different stations during the week, learning about science, technology, engineering, and math through creative art activities (STEM + art = STEAM).

ND Energy Announces Plans for Energy Week 2016

August 03, 2016

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A full slate of energy-related events is being scheduled for the week of Oct. 2 as ND Energy prepares for its annual Energy Week. Celebrating its 10th year, the week will feature academic lectures and interactive events with the goal of increasing awareness of energy issues. This year’s emphasis will be on our own campus and many of the initiatives Notre Dame is undertaking to tackle the energy challenges here and around the world. Energy Week will also kick-off the Solar Series

Empowering Local Students to ‘Rock’ their World

August 03, 2016

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Who knew rocks could be so cool? On July 19, ND Energy Managing Director, Dr. Ginger Sigmon, and graduate student, Tyler Spano, introduced 25 teens from Notre Dame’s TRiO Program to the wonders of geology and engineering. TRiO, or Talent Search, is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provides students from low-income families an extra boost in the hopes that they will become first-generation college graduates. Notre Dame has sponsored the program since 1980.…