NDConnect 2015

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Update:  Please check back in early May for NDConnect  2016 application information! 2015 information is provided below for reference only.


Update:  NDConnect 2015 winners announced!


The University of Notre Dame is holding a competition to recognize outstanding undergraduates in nanoscience and nanoengineering.

Who is eligible?

Students graduating in 2016-2018 who are actively engaged in undergraduate research at their respective universities.

How do I apply?

By August 17, email your resumé, a one-page description of your research project, and a PowerPoint file recapping your research findings, to ndnano@nd.edu. By the same date, please ask your faculty research adviser to email a recommendation letter to ndnano@nd.edu. Please use this template for your project description: 

NDConnect 2015 Project Description template v2

Finalists will be selected by September 4 and invited to present their findings at a one-day event on October 23 at Notre Dame. 

Grand Prizes!

$6,000 in prizes will be awarded at the fall poster session:

  • First Place $3,000
  • Second Place $2,000
  • Third Place $1,000

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you to our NDConnect sponsors


NDConnect 2015

2015: Thorlabs, Altera, Texas Instruments, Raytheon, MicroLink Devices, Murata Electronics, Olympus, International Rectifier, Toshiba, HRL Laboratories, Serim Research, Ocean Optics, and Coherent

2014: Thorlabs, HP Labs, IBM, Texas Instruments, Seagate, Raytheon, International Rectifier, GE Global Research, and BP

2013: Traycer, RF Micro Devices, Raytheon, Texas Instruments, Lono LLC (SmarterShade), IBM, HRL Laboratories, University of Notre Dame, NDnano

2012: IBM, HRL Laboratories, Raytheon, Texas Instruments, University of Notre Dame, NDnano

2011: Intel, IBM, General Electric, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, HRL Laboratories, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Texas Instruments, Zyvex Labs, University of Notre Dame, NDnano