Summer Research Programs and Events 2021


Summer Programs For Ugs

Undergraduate students conducting summer research in collaboration with Notre Dame faculty are invited to participate in professional development and networking events sponsored by REU and Fellowship programs in the College of Engineering, College of Science, The Graduate School, ND International, and ND Research. These events are designed to support undergraduate education and prepare students for the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, where students will present their research projects to a broader audience.

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
Schedule and Abstract Book

The Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Wed., July 21, from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science. View and download the presentation schedule and abstract book or use your smart phone camera to scan the QR code below. All are welcome to attend!

Schedule Abstract Book Qr Code




Safety continues to be a high priority at Notre Dame, so most of the summer events below will be held via Zoom.
This also will allow students conducting remote research to participate. 

2021 Summer Schedule of Professional Development and Social Events for Undergraduate Researchers
Download 2021 Summer UGS Poster of Events and/or 2021 Summer UGS Poster Calendar
Date Time (ET) Event


M, June 7 6:30 - 8 PM Photo Scavenger Hunt (hosted by The Graduate School) 
View description and register
Meet at Golden Dome - Main Building
T, June 8 6 - 8 PM GRE Training Session by Tim Ricchuit, expert trainer (free preparation resources through Khan Academy plus PowerPrep software includes 2 free practice tests) Zoom
W, June 9 12 - 1 PM Nanoscience and Technology Research Overview and Materials Science PhD Program by Dr. Derek Lake, Associate Director, Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology Zoom
S, June 12 4 - 6 PM Food, Fun, and Games! Enjoy an afternoon of fun and games - basketball, kan jam, corn hole, spike ball, and table games. An assortment of sandwiches, chips, cookies, and water will be provided. Register by Friday, June 11, at 1 PM. Basketball Courts by the Bookstore
Th, June 17 12 - 1 PM National Fellowships: Rhodes, Fulbright, NSF GRFP, and More by Dr. Jeffrey Thibert, Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director, Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) Zoom
T, June 22 6 PM Idea to Impact: Science & Engineering Entrepreneurship at IDEA Center and ESTEEM Graduate Program by Patti Reinhardt and Iseli Hernandez  IDEA Center, 1400 E Angela Blvd
Th, June 24 12 - 1 PM Interdisciplinary Computational Research by Dr. Paul Brenner, Senior Associate Director, Center for Research Computing, Associate Professor of the Practice 136 DeBartolo Hall
W, June 30 12 - 1 PM Finding the Right Library Resources for Your Research by William Baer, Research Services Librarian for Engineering, Hesburgh Libraries Zoom
W, July 7 12 - 1 PM Creating Effective Posters by Prof. David Go, Rooney Family Collegiate Professor and Chair, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 101 Jordan Hall of Science
Th, July 8 8 - 9 PM DVT Show: Space Science Beyond the Dome by Dr. Keith Davis Zoom
W, July 14 12 - 1 PM  Graduate School: What's it Good for and Should I Go? by Prof. J. Nicholas Laneman, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Co-Director, Wireless Institute, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, and Dr. Nyrée McDonald, Associate Dean of Graduate Enrollment Management, The Graduate School   Zoom
Th, July 15 12 - 1 PM Effective Research Communications by Valli Sarveswaran, Graduate Career Consultant, College of Engineering, The Graduate School   Zoom
W, July 21 9 - 11:45 AM Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (poster presentations by student researchers) View the 2021 schedule and abstracts here.  Jordan Hall of Science Galleria

View schedules and abstract books from previous research symposia: 2020 Presentation Schedule2020 Abstract Book2019 Presentation Schedule and Abstract Book

Sponsors and contacts for 2021 events are: Center for Research Computing NSF REU (Laura Kresnak), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Undergraduate Research Opportunities (Lisa Ellam), ND Energy Slatt Fellowships (Barbara Villarosa), NDnano NURF  (Heidi Deethardt), Notre Dame International iSURE (Amber Li), The Graduate School Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities (John Lowry), and The Wireless Institute NSF REU (Tiffanie Sammons).