Sustainability Expo


Location: Jordan Hall of Science Galleria

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The Sustainability Expo (previously titled Undergraduate Sustainability Research & Education Expo) has been expanded to provide all students (undergraduate and graduate) with information and valuable resources about professional development opportunities in the areas of energy, the environment, and sustainability studies.

New this year, employers on campus for the Career Fair will be invited to participate, so students may seek internships and potential job openings outside of the local area, in addition to research with faculty, major/minor/certificate programs, and community outreach and services, which are all important to enhancing graduate and undergraduate student education.   

STUDENTS:  Mark your calendar and check back often for an updated list of participating employers, researchers, educators, and community leaders who will be eager to discuss their specific programs in energy, the environment, and sustainability studies with you at the Expo. 

PARTICIPANTS You should REGISTER HERE by January 18 to reserve your spot at the Expo, so you can have the unique opportunity to discuss your specific programs in energy, the environment, and sustainability studies with interested undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame.

We look forward to seeing you at the Expo!

Current Expo Participant Program Description
Be Green Packaging Elimination of the use of single use plastics in foodservice and retail through sustainable packaging alternatives
BCe2/Center for Civic Innovation Community-engaged, sustainable projects that address real world challenges in South Bend
Bertrand Farm at Good Shepherd Montessori School Urban educational farm whose mission is to connect people to local food production in order to promote sustainable agriculture, health and earth stewardship
Center for Nano Science & Technology (NDnano) Summer 2019 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program: 10-week, paid research fellowships with Center-affiliated faculty
CISTAR Utilizing shale gas as source of cleaner, cheaper and sustainable fuel
City of Mishawaka Parks Department New educational greenhouse that engages community members interested in horticulture
City of South Bend Office of Sustainability Communities working together toward sustainability to promote investment, celebrate and preserve local assets, and cultivate parks and open spaces
Dominican Volunteers USA Internship opportunity evaluating current waste and disposal practices, researching and developing waste prevention strategies; and implementing recycling programs
Energy Studies Minor Multidisciplinary education program that focuses on understanding the complexities of the world’s energy challenges
enFocus Summer internship and one-year fellowship programs that empower students and recent graduates to work and think like an entrepreneur to solve our community’s toughest challenges
Environmental Sciences Major Flexible and interdisciplinary education program that reflects the interconnected areas of the natural and social sciences
Food Rescue U.S. Notre Dame student club that takes the left over food from the eateries around campus and delivers it to the homeless shelters and soup kitchens in South Bend
GreeND Notre Dame student club that supports the student sustainability network on campus and in the community and strives to make campus more environmentally aware
Kamat Research Group Investigating the fundamental science behind energy conversion materials and implementing this knowledge to improve existing devices while also pioneering novel applications with these materials
Keough School of Global Affairs Addressing contemporary, global issues: their causes, impacts, and potential solutions, with sustainability being a crucial element 
Lightcap Research Group Advancing zero-emission fuel cell and CO2 reduction technology using uniquely created nanoparticle catalysts
Michiana VegFest, Inc. Festivities aimed at celebrating and promoting a plant-based lifestyle for health, compassion and environmental conservation
Minor in Sustainability Multidisciplinary education program that focuses on leadership and the development of more sustainable practices
Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative Translational research focused on solutions that minimize the trade-offs between human welfare and environmental health
Notre Dame International-Study Abroad Academic programs and learning opportunities that support sustainability abroad
Notre Dame Office of Sustainability Initiatives to address Notre Dame’s waste, energy needs, and physical environment
Plastic Waste Reduction in Restaurants Capstone project focused on helping restaurants and suppliers reduce the amount of plastic waste they generate, both on the back end of their supply chain and in their customer-facing actions
Prairie Winds Nature Farm, Inc. Educational farm practicing ecological sustainability, self-sufficiency, and diversity
Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems Minor Education program that focuses on understanding the complexity of the multi-hazard challenge in a changing world
Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values Education program that examines the relationship between science, technology and society in all its contexts, including the environmental one
Rocha Research Group Understanding how ecosystems work using field, lab, experimental, and remotely sensed observations of ecosystems at spatial and temporal scales
Shirley Heinze Land Trust Vibrant partnership of volunteers, donors, professionals, business, and industry working together to preserve, protect and restore significant natural areas in northwestern Indiana
Student Energy Board Diverse group of students at Notre Dame who understand the importance of raising awareness and increasing knowledge of key energy issues and topics in order to create a more sustainable energy future for all
Sunrise Movement Building a movement of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process
The Conservation Fund of Indiana Program that focuses on increasing landscape level protection in the Grand Kankakee Marsh
The GREEN Program Organization that develops short-term experiential education in sustainable development
UCapture Environmental start-up that offsets carbon when you shop online
UNDERC Environmental research opportunities with exceptional facilities that permit descriptive studies and manipulative experiments

The 2019 Sustainability Expo is sponsored by the Center for Career Development, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy), Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano), Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI), Minor in Sustainability, and John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values. For questions, contact LoriAnn Edinborough, Career Development; Barbara Villarosa, Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy); Heidi Deethardt, Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano); Kara Primmer, Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI); Rachel Novick, Minor in Sustainability; and Anna Geltzer, Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. To learn more, read the 2018 Expo recap.

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