Notre Dame's Class of 2020 completed an important first step in their leadership journey yesterday with the presentation of their Woman's Place Projects through which they study the strength and contributions of women across time, culture and industry. This year 163 women were honored by the freshman class.
Team 1967, the Janksters, recently competed at the Ventura Regional FIRST Robotics STEAMWORKS Competition with their 2017 season robot, Pepper Ann. The objective of the steampunk-themed game is for alliances of three teams to shoot balls, called fuel, into low and high goals, to put gears on spring pegs and to climb a rope, all in under two minutes and thirty seconds.
Graphic design students visited Adobe Systems' corporate office in downtown San Jose this week, just a short walk from campus. "The stories we were told and the confidence the women had in us as the future generation of workers greatly affected my mindset, and I know touched that of my peers as well," shared Anna Giubileo '18.
Spanish instructor Bayard Nielsen has been awarded the first place Microsoft/KCI Innovation Award for 2016 for his digital storytelling project, “Las Historias de Esperanza.” The Microsoft/KCI Innovation Award honors three exemplary, innovative teacher-student collaborative projects that fully integrate technology and benefit the Silicon Valley educational community. The first place award is $6,000.
Notre Dame's Sister Project collects feminine products for donation to Sacred Heart Community Center, a valued downtown partner. This year, students collected more than 61,000 items – enough to fill three vans to capacity – as well as an $800 donation from the Ladd-Barrett Family Foundation. In the six years since its inception, the project has raised more than $95,000 in products and cash donations.
Spring sports - lacrosse, track & field, softball and swimming - are well underway at ND. With two of these being no-cut sports, we have 120 student athletes, including 32 freshmen, juggling academics and co-curricular responsibilities this season! Track and field is off to a strong start, already posting personal bests and earning medals. Stay tuned for more results.
Alumnae Madison Campione '15 is being recognized for her directorial and writing debut at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival. Madison co-wrote and directed Remebrance, a dramatic thriller, which was selected for screening across the Bay Area.
"Holly Jackson has accomplished more before she finishes high school than many students have by the end of their graduate careers." NASA's most recent issue of Tech Bytes features junior Holly Jackson. As an intern in A NASA lab, Holly has been continuing her work on truss structures.