Summer Research Symposium

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Summer Research Symposium

The Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is hosted annually by multidisciplinary research programs at Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College for undergraduate students to present their summer research projects covering a broad range of topics in the arts, business, engineering, science, and more. 

2023 Symposium

The 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium was held Wednesday, July 26, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science. All members of the Notre Dame and Saint Mary's communities attended. The event started with two poster sessions showcasing 111 different research projects across multiple disciplines and the exceptional work performed by young scholars during their summer research experiences. 

After the poster sessions, a select group of students participated in the inaugural 3MT Competition representing the Biology REU, Engineering/E-SURE, ND Energy/Slatt, NDnano/NURF, Graduate School/SROP, Naughton, CBE/SMASH, Wireless/AWaRE, and Saint Mary's/Biology. Students were judged on how well they articulated their research topic and presented a clear and logical sequence of objectives, results and impact, all within three minutes.

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  • View the Schedule of Presentations and Abstract Book here or scan the QR code.
  • View the 3MT Slide Presentation here for additional details, including competition guidelines, judging criteria, and student presentations.
  • View photos here (must have an ND net ID to access)

A special thanks to The Graduate School for hosting the inaugural 3MT event and a special thanks to Thomas Meyers, Graduate Career Consultant for the College of Arts and Letters, for emceeing the event, and to the judges, Alex Boomgarden, Nate Krakowski, Amanda McKendree, Christian Leham, and Patrick Gibbons, for determining the winners.

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1st Place Award: Evan Wood, ND Energy Slatt Fellowship Program, Better Recycling for Lithium-Ion Batteries
2nd Place Award: Dorrian Cohen, College of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (COS-SURF), Winning the Microbial War: Combating Evolving Fungal Infections with Novel Antimicrobials
People's Choice Award: Ultan Fallon, Naughton Fellowship Program, Fighting Diabetes through Pneumatic Sleeves and Exosuits

Congratulations to all 3MT contestants who gave excellent presentations.

Sam Chen, Gel Polymer Electrolyte in Lithium-ion Battery: Safety and Performance
Dorrian Cohen, Winning the Microbial War: Combating Evolving Fungal Infections with Novel Antimicrobials
Lydia Csaszar, Generating Genomic Contigs in Python
Ultan Fallon, Fighting Diabetes through Pneumatic Sleeves and Exosuits
Grace Johnston, Extreme Temperatures Reduce Feeding Success in Smallmouth Bass
Gabriela Melendez Martinez, Identifying Bacteria in Medical Devices
Kailee Mendiola, Cell-to-Cell Communication
Reid Metoyer, Smart Substitutions: Bettering Health through Technology
Peter Schimpf, Increasing Safety in Lithium-Ion Batteries with Gel Polymer Electrolytes by Modeling Thermal Runaway
Allen Uy, Machine Learning for Predicting Signal Coverage
Bella Wiebelt-Smith, Understanding the Epigenetics of Synapse Formation in Kabuki Syndrome Type 2
Alex Williams, A Potential Diagnostic Approach for Tuberculosis
Evan Wood, Better Recycling for Lithium-Ion Batteries 

The annual symposium is sponsored by Summer Research Programs at Notre Dame.