ONR Taps Notre Dame Engineering Alum for Top Spot
January 26, 2015
Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter, who received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1984, has been sworn in as the chief of naval research (CNR) at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the organization that leads Navy and Marine Corps research efforts around the world. He officially took the helm of the ONR on December 30, 2014, relieving Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder, who is retiring from the Navy after 32 years of naval service and three years as CNR.
Blowing in the Right Direction: Notre Dame Professor Wins Department of Energy Funding as Part of International Consortium on Wind Energy Forecasting
January 22, 2015
Harinda Joseph Fernando, Wayne and Diana Murdy Endowed Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has received funding from the Department of Energy (DoE) on wind forecasting improvements.
Notre Dame Robotics Featured in New James Patterson Book "House of Robots"
November 24, 2014
Prolific bestselling author James Patterson releases a new children’s book today (Nov. 24) and it has a distinct University of Notre Dame feel.
Reaching for the Stars: Anything Is Possible
October 21, 2014
When Dava J. Newman arrived on the Notre Dame campus a mere decade after the University first admitted women, she thought, “It is great to be a woman in engineering.” It still is. On Oct. 17, the White House announced the nomination of Newman (B.S., AME ’86) for the position of NASA Deputy Administrator. If she receives Senate confirmation for the No. 2 position at NASA, Newman would help oversee the agency’s legislative, intergovernmental, mission support, and International Space Station programs.