Heidi Deethardt | July 1, 2018
The summer research experience is in full swing for the 17 students awarded NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NURF). The 12 Notre Dame students in this year’s program are joined by student researchers from Purdue University, North Carolina State University, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, and Trinity College Dublin. During the 10-week program, students are engaged in a broad range of nanotechnology projects in areas such as cancer treatment, the environment, sensors, transmission electron microscopy, and rechargeable batteries.
Rebecca Radomsky, a rising junior at Notre Dame, is working with Professor David Go on a project entitled “Chemical characterization of plasma-liquid systems for nano particle synthesis.”
“The NURF program is extremely beneficial to my undergraduate education because it allows me to carry out research in a cutting-edge field: nano science and technology. I have not only learned invaluable technical skills, but also all of the ins and outs of how to conduct research: from the experimental design to the presentation of my findings. Many of the principles of nano science and technology are not covered in general undergraduate coursework, so this has allowed me to explore those principles through my research.”
The full roster of 2018 NURF students, their faculty mentors, and projects is listed below.
Through several professional development and social activities, the NURF students are also able to interact with students from other research programs at Notre Dame. These activities range from ice skating on a hot June night at the Compton Family Ice Arena to seminars on how to prepare and present scientific posters, and a Kaplan GRE workshop.
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