Summer Research Programs and Events 2022

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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, Notre Dame International, Notre Dame Research, and The Graduate School. These events are designed to support undergraduate education and prepare students for the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, where students will be invited to present their research projects to a broader audience.

2022 Summer Events for Undergraduate Researchers

Please check the following schedule for any changes throughout the summer. You may also download the calendar to remind you of upcoming events: CALENDAR. Please feel free to share it with your faculty advisors. Additionally, if you have any interest in intramural sports, click here for more information.

Date/Time (Eastern) Event Description / RSVP Link Location
T, May 24
5:30 p.m.
Photo Scavenger Hunt 
(hosted by The Graduate School, contact:
Meet on Steps of Main Building
Th, May 26
5:30 p.m. (Snacks)
(hosted by The Graduate School, contact:
RSVP by Wednesday, May 25
LaFortune Ballroom
T, May 31
6:30-8:30 p.m.
GRE Training Session #1
Khan Academy with free resources (hosted by The Graduate School, contact: Zoom link provided in email 
Virtual via Zoom
F, June 3
2:30-4:30 p.m.
ND Explores STEM 
(hosted by Alumni Association, Notre Dame Research, Colleges of Arts & Letters, Engineering, and Science, contact:
Jordan Hall of Science
T, June 7
6:30-8:30 p.m.
GRE Training Session #2
Khan Academy with free resources (hosted by The Graduate School, contact:  jlowery@nd.eduZoom link provided in email 
Virtual via Zoom
Canceled due to rain
W, June 8, 6:30 p.m
SoccerGolf Game - POSTPONED TO JULY 9
(hosted by NDnano, contact:; rain date: Sat., 7/9)
RSVP by Monday, June 6
Ricci Fields 2&3
Th, June 9
12-1 p.m. (Snacks)
Finding the Right Library Resources for Your Research
William Baer, Research Services Librarian for Engineering, Hesburgh Libraries (hosted by ND Energy, contact:
RSVP by 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 8
231A Hesburgh Library
Th, June 9
6-8 p.m. (Dinner)
DVT Show: Space Science Beyond the Dome     View Poster & RSVP
Keith Davis (hosted by ND International, contact:
RSVP by Tuesday, June 7
Reading Rm, Jordan Hall of Science
T, June 14
12-1 p.m. (Snacks)
National Fellowships: Rhodes, Fulbright, NSF GRFP, and More
Dr. Jeffrey Thibert, Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director, Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), and Emily Hunt, Student Engagement Program Coordinator in CUSE (hosted by ND Energy, contact:
RSVP by Monday, June 13
B01 McCourtney Hall
Th, June 16
5:30 p.m. (Dinner)
Trivia Night! 
(hosted by NDnano and The Graduate School, contact:
RSVP by Tuesday, June 14
B01 McCourtney Hall
T, June 21
3-5 p.m.
Tour of Union Station Properties (USP) HPC Data Center
Scott Hampton, Asst Dir; Steve Bogol, Engr; Matt Vander Werf, System Admin (hosted by CRC, contact:, 50 registrants need own transportation) 
RSVP by Wednesday, June 1
Union Station, 506 W. South Street
Th, June 23
12-1 p.m. (Lunch)
Notre Dame Nanofabrication and Electron Microscopy Facility Tours
(hosted by NDnano, contact:
RSVP by Tuesday, June 21
Atrium, Stinson-Remick Hall
M, June 27
6:30 p.m.
Ballroom and Latin Dancing - Instruction, Music and Fun!
(hosted by NDnano, contact:
RSVP by Friday, June 24 
LaFortune Ballroom
T, June 28
12-1 p.m. (Snacks)
plan 15 extra mins
for walk to/from
IDEA Center Student Engagement and ESTEEM Graduate Program
Patti Reinhardt, Dir of Student Engagement, Competitions & Events; Iseli Hernandez, ESTEEM Recruiter (hosted by ND Energy, contact:
RSVP by Monday, June 27
Greenhouse Leighton Hall, IDEA Center 1400 E. Angela Blvd.
Th, June 30
12-1 p.m.
Creating Effective Posters 
Prof. Alexander Dowling, Assistant  Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (hosted by NDnano, contact:
127 Nieuwland Science Hall
Th, July 7
12-1 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Computational Research
Dr. Paul Brenner, Sr Assoc Director of Center for Research Computing and Assoc Prof of the Practice (hosted by CRC, contact:
RSVP by Thursday, June 30
205 DeBartolo Hall
Sat, July 9
11 a.m. (Lunch)
SoccerGolf Game
(hosted by NDnano, contact:  
RSVP by Thursday, July 7
(Even if you had registered for the 6/8 event, please re-register.)
Ricci Fields 2&3
W, July 13
12-1 p.m. (Lunch)
Graduate School: What's it Good for and Should I Go? 
Prof. J. Nicholas Laneman, Electrical Engineering and Wireless Institute, and Dr. Nyrée McDonald, Assoc Dean of The Graduate School (hosted by ND International, contact:
RSVP by Monday, July 11
Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library
Th, July 14
5:30-7 p.m. (Dinner)
University Sustainability Goals and Power Plant Tour
Paul Kempf, Assistant Vice President of Utilities & Maintenance (hosted by ND Energy, contact:
RSVP by Monday, July 11
B01 McCourtney Hall
M, July 18
12-1 p.m. (Lunch)
Effective Research Communications
Matthew Capdevielle, Director of Writing/Presenter Centers (hosted by The Graduate School and ND Energy, contact:
RSVP by Monday, July 11
512 Duncan Student Center
W, July 20
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
(hosted by all programs, contact your program coordinator with questions)
View previous abstracts: 2021, 2020 schedule2020 abstracts2019
Register and submit abstract by Monday, July 11, at: TBD

 Galleria, Jordan Hall of Science

Intramural Sports for Summer 2022

Notre Dame offers a variety of individual and team intramural sports in the summer that undergraduate research students are welcome to register for and attend. Please note that many of the events have a small cost or require attendance at a captain's meeting. If you are interested and would like help pulling together a team from the summer 2022 undergraduate research community, please contact Heidi Deethardt or you can sign up as an individual and be placed on a team.

Complete details can be found here:
Questions can be directed to:

Event Sponsors

Current event sponsors and representatives are listed below. For questions or more information, please contact any of these representatives.

Center for Research Computing, Contact: Laura Kresnak
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Contact: Lisa Ellam
College of Engineering (Naughton Fellowships), Contact: Kaitlyn Stankiewicz
ND Energy (Slatt Fellowships), Contact:  Barbara Villarosa
NDnano (Fellowships), Contact: Heidi Deethardt
Notre Dame International (iSURE), Contacts: Amber Li and Kailey Preston
The Graduate School (Summer Research Opportunities Program), Contacts: John Lowry and Julaine Zenk
The Wireless Institute, Contact: Tiffanie Sammons