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Students Complete Well in Sangmélima, Cameroon

Marijke Wijnen   February 14, 2017

Students Complete Well in Sangmélima, Cameroon Every time Claire Nauman fills her water bottle, she thinks of Sangmélima and the connections she made there. Until December, her thoughts were bittersweet. She watched abundant, clean water fill her nalgene and thought of all the residents of Sangmélima, Cameroon and the black dots of coliform colonies that appeared on the easy gels she and her classmates ran on the community’s drinking water the previous March. But since January she has reason to celebrate while filling her water bottle, because the residents of Sangmélima now have access to clean drinking water.

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New Minor in Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems

Marijke Wijnen   February 7, 2017

New Minor in Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems Notre Dame’s newest minor will prepare engineering students from all disciplines to see the impact of their design decisions on built and natural systems and train them to work towards a sustainable and resilient global development.

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Are Uranium Clusters the Key to Cleaner Nuclear Energy?

Marijke Wijnen   January 31, 2017

Are Uranium Clusters the Key to Cleaner Nuclear Energy? “Those ones are obviously part of our Christmas celebration. They also participate in our Thanksgiving display and our Easter display. They get reworked into every display.” Professor Peter Burns, who is wearing a yellow vest and has the demeanor of a warm-hearted jokester, points to a collection of colorful polyhedrons surrounding a miniature Christmas tree on display outside his lab in Stinson-Remick Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

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Could Yeast and Fungi Be Used to Rid Our Water of Organic Pollutants?

Marijke Wijnen   January 26, 2017

Could Yeast and Fungi Be Used to Rid Our Water of Organic Pollutants? Professor Na Wei is harnessing the power of enzymes and microorganisms to breakdown persistent organic pollutants in our waste streams.

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Alums Build Smart Sewers to Prevent Sewage Overflow

Marijke Wijnen   January 12, 2017

Alums Build Smart Sewers to Prevent Sewage Overflow When Tim Ruggaber needs inspiration to complete a difficult task, he looks out one of EmNet’s many windows at the blue green waters of the St. Joseph River. The river reminds him of the importance of the work that he and his coworkers are doing -- annually EmNet prevents 1 billion gallons of untreated runoff and sewage from flowing into the river.

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Student's Passion Unleashed Through Bridges to Prosperity

Keelan Rushing   December 1, 2016

Student's Passion Unleashed Through Bridges to Prosperity My name is Keelan Rushing. I am a civil engineering student and my passion is bridges.

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Students Prepare for Engineering Trip to Cameroon

Marijke Wijnen   November 19, 2016

Students Prepare for Engineering Trip to Cameroon A few weeks ago, a handful of Notre Dame engineering students found themselves in Professor Alan Hamlet’s backyard pouring a concrete well pad. The well in question, however, is over six thousand miles away in Sangmelima, Cameroon.

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