Summer Workshops and Social Events

Professional Development Workshops and Social Events for
Summer Undergraduate Researchers at Notre Dame

Summer undergraduate research programs at the University of Notre Dame host professional development workshops and social events for undergraduate students to enhance their summer research experiences and to prepare them for the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students receive an event calendar to share with their research groups and advisors to help alleviate any scheduling conflicts. 

Below is the list of the events that were held in 2022. 

Date/Time (ET) Event Description 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.
Speed-Friending (View Photos)
(hosted by The Graduate School, contact:
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: jlowery@nd.eduZoom link provided in email 
Virtual via Zoom
F, June 3
2:30-4:30 p.m.
ND Explores STEM (View Photos)
(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
Th, June 9
12-1 p.m.
Finding the Right Library Resources for Your Research
William Baer, Research Services Librarian for Engineering, Hesburgh Libraries (hosted by ND Energy, contact:
231A Hesburgh Library
Th, June 9
6-8 p.m.
DVT Show: Space Science Beyond the Dome (View Poster)
Keith Davis (hosted by ND International, contact:
Reading Rm, Jordan Hall of Science
T, June 14
12-1 p.m.
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:
B01 McCourtney Hall
Th, June 16
5:30 p.m.
Trivia Night! 
(hosted by NDnano and The Graduate School, contact:
B01 McCourtney Hall
T, June 21
3-5 p.m.
Tour of Union Station Properties (USP) HPC Data Center (View Photos)
Scott Hampton, Asst Dir; Steve Bogol, Engr; Matt Vander Werf, System Admin (hosted by CRC, contact:, 50 registrants need own transportation) 
Union Station, 506 W. South Street
Th, June 23
12-1 p.m.
Notre Dame Nanofabrication and Electron Microscopy Facility Tours (View Photos)
(hosted by NDnano, contact:
Atrium, Stinson-Remick Hall
M, June 27
6:30 p.m.
Ballroom and Latin Dancing - Instruction, Music and Fun! (View Photos)
(hosted by NDnano, contact:
LaFortune Ballroom
T, June 28
12-1 p.m.
IDEA Center Student Engagement and ESTEEM Graduate Program (View Photos)
Patti Reinhardt, Dir of Student Engagement, Competitions & Events; Iseli Hernandez, ESTEEM Recruiter (hosted by ND Energy, contact:
IDEA Center, 1400 E. Angela Blvd.
Th, June 30
12-1 p.m.
Creating Effective Posters  (see  presentation and  printing instructions)
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:
Virtual via Zoom
Sat, July 9
11 a.m.
SoccerGolf Game
(hosted by NDnano, contact:  
Ricci Fields 2&3
W, July 13
12-1 p.m.
Graduate School: What's it Good for and Should I Go? by Michael Lemmon, Prof. and Assoc.Chair of Graduate Studies in Electrical Engineering (hosted by ND International, contact: 116 DeBartolo Hall
Th, July 14
5:30-7 p.m.
University Sustainability Goals and Power Plant Tour
Paul Kempf, Assistant Vice President of Utilities & Maintenance (hosted by ND Energy, contact:
B01 McCourtney Hall
M, July 18
12-1 p.m.
Effective Research Communications (View Photos)
Matthew Capdevielle, Director of Writing/Presenter Centers (hosted by The Graduate School and ND Energy, contact:
512 Duncan Student Center
W, July 20
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (View Photos)
(hosted by all programs, contact your program coordinator with questions.)
View Abstract Book: 2022, 2021 2020 2019

 Galleria, Jordan Hall of Science

Intramural Sports: Notre Dame offers a variety of individual and team intramural sports in the summer that undergraduate students are welcome to register for and attend. 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, please contact Heidi Deethardt or you can sign up as an individual and be placed on a team. View details at: Direct questions to:

Event Sponsors:  

Center for Research Computing, Contact: Laura Kresnak
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Contact: Lisa Ellam
College of Engineering (Naughton Fellowships), Contact: Kaitlyn Stankiewicz
Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society, Contact: Katie Liu
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