Student Profiles

Kellogg ISP Gives Undergrad Big Opportunities

Kellogg ISP Gives Undergrad Big Opportunities

Kevin Angell learned about the Kellogg International Scholars Program as a high school senior by accident, when, during a campus visit to the University of Notre Dame, he sat in on a class and heard a presentation about the program.…
Chemistry major fosters solar power from Nepal to Notre Dame

Chemistry major fosters solar power from Nepal to Notre Dame

Last summer, chemistry major Jake Drysdale studied perovskite solar cells in the Notre Dame lab of Prashant V. Kamat, worked with the Nepal-based company Gham Power to bring solar-powered water pumps to small farmers, and founded his own company, Yeti Photovoltaic, to make this technology more accessible to all.    

First-Year Journey: William Geoffroy ’23 Pursues a Foundation in Science and Ethics at Notre Dame

Biological sciences major William Geoffroy is considering picking up a second major in philosophy. The first-year student from Colorado Springs, Colorado, has an interest in bioethics. He wants to understand the science behind certain biological advancements along with the broader implications of their use in society. …
Podcast catches up with Prathm Juneja, Notre Dame’s newest Rhodes Scholar

Podcast catches up with Prathm Juneja, Notre Dame’s newest Rhodes Scholar

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. The 13th episode of the show’s third season, “On the Rhodes Scholarship and Making Yourself Useful,” was released Thursday, Feb. 13, and features Prathm Juneja, who this past November was named to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2020, becoming the 20th Rhodes Scholar in Notre Dame history.
Glynn Scholars present at the 2020 National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard University

Glynn Scholars present at the 2020 National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard University

Senior Michael Sokolowski (Biology) and juniors Tyler Dan (SCPP, Psychology) and Madeline Owen (Neuroscience) each presented at the 2020 National Collegiate Research Conference, held annually at Harvard University since 2007.
Through international research and internships, political science and pre-health major explores everything from global health to Gothic literature

Through international research and internships, political science and pre-health major explores everything from global health to Gothic literature

In less than three years, Ellen Pil has conducted research in Germany, traveled to the Galápagos Islands, worked for a nongovernmental organization in South Africa, and interned with a nonprofit health center in Chicago. A Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar and a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program, Pil said she is amazed by the support she’s received in identifying opportunities and funding to cultivate her interests and discover intersections between her fields of study.
In pursuing a senior thesis that blends political science, peace studies, and sustainability, Glynn Scholar discovers research requires discernment

In pursuing a senior thesis that blends political science, peace studies, and sustainability, Glynn Scholar discovers research requires discernment

Sipping espresso and snacking on pastry, senior Terese Schomogyi counted the number of disposable cups carried out of a café into the sloping streets of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. With funding from the Glynn Family Honors Program, Schomogyi traveled last year to Amsterdam and Stockholm, Sweden, to study sustainable and ethical practices in café culture and marketing, a versatile project that would combine all her passions — political science, peace studies, and sustainability — into a senior thesis. Or, so she thought. In research, sometimes things don’t always go according to plan. 
Glynn Senior Prathm Juneja named Rhodes Scholar

Glynn Senior Prathm Juneja named Rhodes Scholar

University of Notre Dame senior Prathm Juneja has been named to the United States Rhodes Scholar Class of 2020. Juneja, of Edison, New Jersey is one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 963 candidates. He is Notre Dame’s 20th Rhodes Scholar and will commence his studies in Oxford in October. “Notre Dame could not be prouder of Prathm Juneja because he…
Glynn Junior Madeline Owen Published in National Research Journal, UReCA

Glynn Junior Madeline Owen Published in National Research Journal, UReCA

Glynn Honors junior Madeline Owen, a Neuroscience and Behavior major with a minor in Poverty Studies, was recently published in the UReCA: The Journal of Undergraduate Research. A publication of the National Collegiate Honors Council, UReCA is among the top peer-reviewed, undergraduate research journals in the US, accepting fewer than 15% of submissions.
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.