First Talk Science event next week!

Author: Brooke Friedman

Scientia will host our first Talk Science event of the year next Wednesday, October 4th at 7pm in Jordan 105. Our faculty speaker will be Dr. Julian Torres-Dowdall and our student speaker will be Beatriz Silva. Be sure to bring your friends and stop by to hear about some interesting research and free pizza! Don't forget to RSVP here

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Scientia End of Year Dinner

Author: Elizabeth McGough

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Scientia's 2017-2018 editorial board gathered to celebrate the 2018 journal publication. Scientia's faculty advisor, Dr. Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu, and the College of Science Dean Mary Galvin were also in attendance. Following a catered dinner, graduating seniors were recognized for their notable contributions to Scientia

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From Psychology to Supernovae: Talk Science Draws Large Crowd

Author: Elizabeth McGough

On Thursday, November 2, Scientia hosted their second “Talk Science” event of the semester. Staff members and editors for Scientia were joined by other students in the Jordan Hall of Science Reading Room for research talks given by Professor Bradley Gibson, Ph.D. and student Michael Foley.

Professor Gibson, a Cognition, Brain, and Behavior specialist, spoke about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). He described the process of diagnosing children with ADHD and explained how this multidimensional process has changed in recent years. 

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Scientia hosts first Talk Science of the year

Author: Luke Maillie

Talk Science

Last week the undergraduate journal for scientific research, Scientia, kicked off its Talk Science series. Each month, the series invites one undergraduate and one faculty member to speak about their research, and science in general. This month featured undergraduate chemistry major Toby Turney and Prof. Nancy Michael, who is the director of undergraduate studies for neuroscience and behavior.

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Understanding the culture behind cell cultures

Author: Jenna Bilinski

Orrin Belden

The immune system plays an important part in the formation and progression of cancer cells. Orrin Belden, a senior science preprofessional major, has spent his past two years better understanding and contributing to the field of immunology. Orrin works for Brian Baker, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, whose lab focuses on developing immunological therapies for cancer based on cellular immunity.

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Scientia hosts first Talk Science: Innovation Series of the semester

Author: Shadia Ajam


The students from Scientia, the undergraduate journal of scientific research, host a monthly seminar series called Talk Science that highlights the work of undergraduate and faculty researchers at the University. This semester, Talk Science will focus on research that can be applied in innovative ways. This month’s presenters were junior biological sciences major Vincent Riccelli and Hsueh-Chia Chang, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. 

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Notre Dame among top producers of Fulbright students

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Ten University of Notre Dame students have been awarded Fulbright grants in the 2014-15 program, placing the University among the top-producing universities in the nation.

The U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, Fulbright recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright students. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in Thursday’s edition (Feb. 12) of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Crunching the Numbers: Beating Cancer with Math

Author: Jenna Bilinski

It is hard for cancer research to advance without using quantitative methods to learn more about certain diseases.  Statistics are especially important not only in better understanding cancer but the treatments that are often offered. This is an area in which Stephanie Wachs, a current senior at Notre Dame, has a lot to offer.  Read more...

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Men's rowing team fights pancreatic cancer

Author: Angela Cavalieri

Men's Rowing Team

After standing by his side throughout his father’s battle with pancreatic cancer, Joe Boyle continues to fight back for him. When his father passed in October of 2014,  Boyle knew he wanted to take a stand against the cancer that had taken a loved one from him.

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Line up to get your shot!

Author: Samaria O'Brien

David Reed

Vaccine development is incredibly important in the field of cancer research. These innovative new treatments hold great potential for preventing and slowing cancer. This field is especially interesting for David Reed, an undergraduate student working in Dr. Suckow’s lab this semester.

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Call for proposals: Do you have an idea for innovative cancer research?

Author: Stephanie Healey

Breast cancer research

Undergraduate and graduate students in all colleges across the University are invite to submit a proposal for the 2015 Research Like a Champion Cancer Research Competition.

The three best proposals will receive a $12,500 research award that will provide support throughout the academic year and summer. Funding can be used to support summer student stipends, research supplies, and travel.

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First sustainability research expo to be held at Notre Dame

Author: Rachel Novick


On January 26, the University of Notre Dame will host its inaugural Sustainability Research Expo. This event will showcase opportunities from across the campus and around the community for students to get involved in sustainability research, educational programs, and internships. The expo will take place from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Hesburgh Library concourse.

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Applications for NDnano summer undergraduate research fellowships now open

Author: Provided by NDnano


The Notre Dame Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has several undergraduate research fellowships available for summer 2015. The NURF program offers motivated undergraduates the opportunity to learn more about a specific area of research in nanoscience or nanoengineering, gain valuable skills inside and outside the lab as part of a faculty-led team, and interact with the other students in Notre Dame's summer research community. Nearly 30 projects are available to choose from.

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January Student Spotlight

Author: Casey O’Donnell


What do you get when you combine cutting-edge research, cultural excursions and surprisingly competitive volleyball matches?

An internship at one of the most highly respected laboratories in the country.

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December Student Spotlight

Author: Sarah Fracci

Patrick Fasano

Patrick Fasano, a senior living in Morrissey Manor, began his journey into a world filled with Doppler-shifts, de-exciting recoiling nuclei, precision capacitance, circuits and plunger techniques well before most undergraduates even declare a major.

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