Summer Research Programs and Events 2021
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.
Since safety continues to be a high priority, most events will be held virtually via Zoom. This will allow for students who are conducting research remotely to also 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
|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||Zoom|
|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||10 AM - 3 PM||Virtual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (each student will give a 10-minute presentation about their research with time for questions from the audience)||Zoom|
View schedules and abstract books from previous years: 2020 Presentation Schedule; 2020 Abstract Book; 2019 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).