2016: Notre Dame vs. Army at the Alamodome, San Antonio

Shamrock Series

When the University of Notre Dame football team travels to San Antonio for a match-up with Army on Nov. 12 (Saturday), the weekend will include a number of different activities in and around the city. Now in its eighth iteration, the Shamrock Series weekend features various off-the-field events aimed at bringing the full Notre Dame campus fan experience on the road to cities around the country. Presentations by University faculty and researchers, Mass, a service project, a 5K run/walk and marching band performances are planned leading up to kickoff at the Alamodome.

The Notre Dame College of Science and College of Engineering will present “Let’s Have a Moment of Science” on Nov. 11 (Friday) at Venue Villita in the Villita Assembly Building. Featuring hands-on science demonstrations and four TED-style talks, participants will learn how University faculty and researchers are tackling topics such as farmers and fresh water, mathematical patterns in the world, facial recognition and diseases such as the Zika virus. Experiment demonstrations will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. CST, and the series of four TED-style talks begin at 10 a.m. The University anticipates more than 1,000 local school students, teachers, parents and guests will take part in the event.

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Sights and sounds from the 2016 Shamrock Series

Another successful Shamrock Series is in the books. Along with a win on the field, University of Notre Dame fans young and old participated in the weekend’s activities in San Antonio, Texas, that ranged from science experiments and panel discussions on the recent presidential election to Mass, various pep performances by the Notre Dame Marching Band and a 5K race.

Friday’s academic events began at the LaVillita Assembly Building where 1,200 San Antonio-area middle-school students took part in science and engineering experiments with Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students. Highlights of the Moment of Science included students learning about the properties of liquid nitrogen by flash-freezing grapes, flowers and balloons and making ice cream; learning about buoyancy and submarines from Navy ROTC students; watching robotic football in action; seeing sound with lasers; and more.

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