Notre Dame hosts Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium

Author: Marissa Runkle

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

The University of Notre Dame is hosting the fourth Regional Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium today (July 31) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science. More than 150 undergraduate researchers from Notre Dame, Hope College and the University of Michigan will present the results of their summer research at the symposium.

Sponsored by the College of Science, the event provides a forum for students in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering to present their research. Students from all three institutions have participated in a wide variety of programs including the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation. Their research has applications to a broad range of fields including human health, finance, nuclear physics and ecology.

Student participation has grown significantly since the three schools launched the symposium three years ago. At the first symposium in 2006, 54 students presented and at the second symposium 98 students gave poster and oral presentations. Last year’s event was held at the University of Michigan with some 100 presentations, including cyber-presentations from REU students in Beijing.

Undergraduate researchers will be presenting at the following times in the Jordan Hall of Science:

Oral Presentation Session I
9 a.m. – noon Physics (Room 322)
11 a.m. – 12 noon Chemistry and Biochemistry (Room 101)
11 a.m. – 12 noon Biology (Room 105)

Poster Presentation Session
1 – 3 p.m. Galleria

Oral Presentations Session II
2 – 4:30 p.m. Physics (Room 322)
3 – 4 p.m. Chemistry and Biochemistry (Room 101)
3 – 4 p.m. Biology (Room 105)

The event is free and open to the public and more information is available at:

Contact: Dominic Chaloner, College of Science Undergraduate Research Coordinator,, (574) 631-2441