NDConnect 2016

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October 28: Winners announced.

Announcing the University of Notre Dame's annual competition to recognize outstanding undergraduates in nanoscience and nanoengineering research!

Who is eligible?

Students graduating in 2017-2019 who are actively engaged in undergraduate nano-related research at their respective universities.

How do I apply?

By August 22, email your resumé (include GPA), a description of your research project (one-page max, including title and references), and a PowerPoint file recapping your project and 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 and save all files as PDFs):

NDConnect 2016 Project Description Template.docx

Finalists will be selected by September 6 and invited to present their findings at a one-day event on Tuesday, October 18 at Notre Dame. 

Grand Prizes!

$6,000 in prizes will be awarded after 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