- Tours are open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff only with registration required.
Tuesday, September 12
4:00-5:00 p.m., South Bend, Indiana
Pure Green Farms
Pure Green Farms uses innovative farming to grow, pack and ship leafy greens year-round at its hydroponic farm located in South Bend, Indiana. Their environmentally friendly practices produce the highest quality greens through hands-free, high-tech, climate-controlled space using 95% less water and 90% less land, saving thousands of food miles each year.
Thursday, September 14
4:00-5:00 p.m., Ignition Park, South Bend, Indiana
Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory
Located in a 25,000 square foot facility in downtown South Bend’s Ignition Park, the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory partners with industry and government in the development of advanced technologies required for conventional and high Mach air-breathing propulsion, energy generation, advanced thermal management, and energy storage solutions. This event is about 1 hour and 20 minutes long with a 10-minute drive each way and 1-hour tour/presentation.
Wednesday, September 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Notre Dame Power Plant
Generating about half of Notre Dame’s electrical energy, the power plant on the north side of campus has evolved since it was first built at its current site in 1932. It only produced steam for heat in the early days, but in the 1950's, Notre Dame was the first university to generate electricity. Meet the engineers and tour the plant to see how Notre Dame is working hard to become more energy efficient. Participants should plan to arrive a few minutes early to complete a waiver form. Participants must also wear closed-toe shoes and bring their Notre Dame ID.