Student Profiles

Neuroscience majors prepare for careers in law and medicine through senior thesis research on a wide range of issues 

Neuroscience majors prepare for careers in law and medicine through senior thesis research on a wide range of issues 

In labs, at conferences, and in public policy forums domestic and abroad, Notre Dame neuroscience and behavior majors are exploring and deepening their passion for the study of the human nervous system. Last year, three members of the Class of 2019 used grants they received through the Glynn Family Honors Program to conduct research on meditation and neglected children, measuring stress response, and rethinking justice. Through one discipline, they were able to see a variety of ways in which a firmer grasp of human thinking, affect, and behavior can serve as a force of good in the world. 
Glynn senior Daniel O'Connor, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Economics.

Glynn senior Daniel O'Connor, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Economics.

Glynn senior Daniel O'Connor, an early (2018) inductee into the Notre Dame Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Economics.
Fulbrights for Glynn Seniors Chung and McGowan

Fulbrights for Glynn Seniors Chung and McGowan

Two Glynn seniors were recently awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for post-graduate international study and service.
Senior Prathm Juneja named 2019 Truman Scholar

Senior Prathm Juneja named 2019 Truman Scholar

Notre Dame senior Prathm Juneja, of South Bend, Indiana, has been named a 2019 Truman Scholar. Juneja is among 62 students—mostly juniors but also seniors in five-year degree programs—selected for the honor from a pool of 840 candidates from 346 colleges and universities nationwide.
Notre Dame team wins ACC Debate Championship

Notre Dame team wins ACC Debate Championship

Two members of the University of Notre Dame Debate Team — freshman Patrick Aimone and sophomore Conrad Palor — took first place Saturday (April 6) in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Debate Championship in Washington, D.C.
For anthropology major Grace Garvey, exploring other disciplines is key to research success

For anthropology major Grace Garvey, exploring other disciplines is key to research success

Grace Garvey’s academic curiosity isn’t confined to one subject area. Her interest in human migration manifests in all sorts of different disciplines. She’s an anthropology major who is working closely with an American studies professor on her senior thesis. For her capstone project in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service, she partnered with an economics major. And her coursework while studying abroad in Ireland focused on global perspectives on migration and archaeology. “The world isn't just one discipline — it's a nexus of all these different studies,” she said. “So a liberal arts education is more realistic to the type of knowledge that you need to have moving forward when you graduate.”
Alumna Alexis Doyle, 2017 Rhodes Scholar, named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Alumna Alexis Doyle, 2017 Rhodes Scholar, named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

  Established in 2016, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program offers full funding, including tuition and academic, living and travel expenses, for students enrolled in one of Stanford’s more than 200 graduate and professional programs.
Senior Gregory Serapio-García awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Senior Gregory Serapio-García awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

A psychology major and Idzik Computing and Digital Technologies Program minor in the College of Arts and Letters, Serapio-García is one of 34 Gates Cambridge Scholars representing 37 colleges or universities across the U.S.
Glynn Senior, Kristin Andrejko, Published in Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

Glynn Senior, Kristin Andrejko, Published in Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

  Congratulations go out to Glynn senior Kristin Andrejko for being first author on a review article recently published in the journal Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. The article, co-authored by Kristin while she was interning at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this past summer, reviews the evidence on the safety of a malaria prophylaxis drug during pregnancy. 
Army ROTC cadet blends history and political science research to study causes of human trafficking in home state

Army ROTC cadet blends history and political science research to study causes of human trafficking in home state

Senior Mary Ninneman has been to Thailand, Greece, and Washington, D.C., studying the causes and effects of human trafficking — and those experiences inspired her to further study the issue in the place she knows best. A history and political science major, Army ROTC cadet, and member of the Glynn Family Honors Program, Ninneman’s four years of academic, internship, and international experiences have culminated in a senior thesis analyzing how the issue she’s most passionate about impacts her home state of Nebraska.