On October 18, Kristin Schauble, a senior electrical engineering major, placed first in the sixth annual NDConnect undergraduate research competition held at the University of Notre Dame. Her project, “Nucleating high-k dielectrics on MoS2 using plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (PEALD),” was completed at Duke University last summer under the supervision of Professor Aaron Franklin.
In March 2016 two seniors in mechanical engineering, Elias Baker and Brian Wu, were part of a team that won a $1,000 “Judges Also Really Liked” prize at the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, held at the University.
In March 2016 physics major Grace Jesensky won an “Outstanding Presentation” award at the national meeting of the American Physical Society in Baltimore.
In January 2016 a team of undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering took first place and a $5,000 prize at the inaugural Iasa IT Architecture Competition.