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Precious Joules:  Women in Energy at Notre Dame

Precious Joules: Women in Energy at Notre Dame

In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked some of our women faculty to share their stories of how they became interested in science, engineering, and architecture, and in particular, what or who inspired them to focus on energy. Precious...
Efficiency Upgrades that Really Save

Efficiency Upgrades that Really Save

  You may want a greener, more energy-efficient home because it’s good for the environment, but it’s also good for your wallet. Energy is expensive, with the average American consumer spending nearly $2,000 per year on energy bills, according to the...
Encouraging the Next Generation of Energy Researchers

Encouraging the Next Generation of Energy Researchers

Hundreds of area K-12 students gathered in Notre Dame’s Stepan Center on March 4 to participate in the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF). Among those in the early morning throng were six volunteers from ND Energy’s Student...
Science fair at Notre Dame prepares young minds for future

Science fair at Notre Dame prepares young minds for future

Tony Kramer and Sam Chippas, seniors at Marian High School, combined their interests in electrical engineering and computer science to develop a robotics project for the March 4 Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIREF) at Notre Dame.  ...
Solved: Decades-old Mystery in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Solved: Decades-old Mystery in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Researchers in the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics group of Professor Boldizsár Jankó and collaborators have solved a decades-old mystery of fluorescence intermittency – blinking – that indicates classical physics behavior in a quantum mechanical system.