Student Profiles

Glynn Scholars Awarded Fulbrights

Glynn Scholars Awarded Fulbrights

Graduating Glynn seniors Amber Grimmer and Maria Rossi have each been awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Award to teach English in a foreign country.  Interestingly, both scholars will be working in two of Europe’s smallest countries.
Glynn junior Mary Catherine Camacho’s passion for the gut microbiome leads to publication

Glynn junior Mary Catherine Camacho’s passion for the gut microbiome leads to publication

It’s not uncommon for a Glynn scholar to get excited when talking about his or her research, but when that research is on the microorganisms living in the human gut, it is still a bit startling. “I have a passion for the microbiome and gastroenterology,” says Mary Catherine Camacho, a junior in the Glynn program and a major in Notre Dame’s Science Pre-Professional program.
Glynn Junior Patrick Hidalgo McCabe Named 2020 Truman Scholar

Glynn Junior Patrick Hidalgo McCabe Named 2020 Truman Scholar

Glynn Family Honors Program junior Patrick Hidalgo McCabe has been named a 2020 Truman Scholar, joining a growing list of Glynn students selected for the honor — a list that includes Prathm Junega (Rhodes Scholar '20), Caleb Pine (Valedictorian '17), and Alex Coccia (Rhodes Scholar, '14). McCabe is a political science and Arabic major with a minor in peace studies from Vienna, Virginia. In addition to being a member of the Glynn Program, he is a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar, a Kellogg International Scholar, and a Boren Scholar.…
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.    
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.

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. …
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.