John Lubker | September 19, 2019
This August, the Graduate School welcomed the start of another cohort of Leaders Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER). This program is aimed at Notre Dame doctoral students in their 3rd or 4th years of study, and is intended to complement students’ individual research pursuits in their various fields. This year’s cohort consists of sixteen students completing individual LASER projects and hailing from each of the Graduate School’s four academic divisions (engineering, humanities, social sciences, and science).
The cohort kicked off the year by celebrating the previous cohort successes at the LASER Symposium. LASER is led by John Lubker, the Graduate School’s associate dean for academic affairs.
“I was thrilled to see last year’s participants talk about their LASER projects at the symposium,” Lubker said. “I was very impressed with the passion and energy students are bringing to LASER, and I am even more excited to welcome the new cohort into the program.” LASER meetings, which take place every three weeks on campus, will feature topics such as self-awareness, values clarification, crucial conversations, and design thinking as well as bringing in guest speakers from the community.
Below, the 2018-2019 LASER participants describe their projects in their own words (edited for clarity):
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