Student Spotlights

CUSE works with outstanding students of all years, colleges, majors, and disciplines.

Below are recent examples of students who have participated in Conference Presentation, Research, Internship, and Immersion opportunities funded by CUSE!


Summer 2019


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Ting Gong, Class of 2022, Honors Math & Philosophy

Research: Texas State Math REU

Location: Texas State University

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Michael Gekkhtman

Ting Gong Research


Spring 2019


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Avani Agarwal, Class of 2019, Architecture

Research: Cultural Integration in Khmer Architecture: Intersection of the Human and Divine  in Ancient Temple Complexes of Cambodia

Location: Cambodia

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: John Onyango

Avani Agarwal Research


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Andrea Alatorre, Class of 2019, Neuroscience & Behavior

Conference Presentation: Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression: Generalizability to a Latin American Population

Location: Paris, France

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Haeffel

Andrea Alattore Conference Presentation


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John Cresson, Class of 2020, Finance and Philosophy

Conference Attendance: Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Annual Meeting

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Paul Weithman

John Cresson Conference Attendance


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Christina DelGreco, Class of 2020, Biological Sciences

Research: Identifying potential target genes to optimize cisplatin chemotherapy through the SNAIL pathway

Location: University of Notre Dame's DNA Learning Center

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Amy Stark

Christina DelGreco Research


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Mary Enright, Class of 2020, Political Science & Economics

Immersion: Alternative Spring Break

Location: Tuscon, Arizona

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Tatiana Botero

Mary Enright Immersion


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Michaela Evanich, Class of 2020, IT Management

Conference Attendance: SXSW Conference Attendance- UX & UI Design

Location: Austin, Texas

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Ann-Marie Conrado

Michaela Evanich Conference Attendance


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Madeline Fairman, Class of 2019, Architecture

Creative Endeavor: Bertram Goodhue and the Gothic Perspective

Location: New York, NY

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Steven Semes

Madeline Fairman Creative Endeavor


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Andy Fang, Class of 2020, Electrical Engineering & Mathematics

Conference Presentation: IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision

Location: Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Adam Czajka & Kevin Bowyer

Andy Fang Conference Presentation


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Luke Golichowski, Class of 2019, International Economics

Conference Attendance: PAX East Conference

Location: Boston, MA

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Jeff Spoonhower

Luke Golichowski Conference Attendance


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Jess Hatfield, Class of 2020, Science-Business

Conference Presentation: Management of Localized Breast Angiosarcoma by North American Radiation and Medical Oncologists

Location: Dana Point, California

Jess Hatfield Conference Presentation


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Brielle Jaglowski, Class of 2020, Environmental Sciences

Conference Attendance: Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

Location: Cleveland, OH

Brielle Jaglowski Conference Attendance


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Cameron Lucas, Class of 2021, Chemical Engineering

Research: Singapore and Its Impact on Chemical Engineering

Location: Singapore

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: William Schneider

Cameron Lucas Research


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Kaliyah Martin, Class of 2019, Management Consulting

Research: The Sustainability of a Costa Rican Nonprofit

Location: Costa Rica

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Gerard Pannekoek & Daniel Hungerman

Kaliyah Martin Research


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Kelly O'Connell, Class of 2020, Management Consulting

Conference Attendance: South by Southwest Conference

Location: Austin, Texas

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Ann-Marie Conrado

Kelly O'Connell Conference Attendance


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Erik Peterson, Class of 2019, Physics

Conference Presentation: Analysis of a Century's Worth of AR Scorpii Photometry from DASCH and ASAS-SN

Location: Washington State Convention Center 

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Peter Garnavich

Erik Peterson Conference Presentation


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Caroline Pineda, Class of 2022, Film, Television, & Theater

Conference Attendance: Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference

Location: Washington, D.C. 

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Victoria St. Marin

Caroline Pineda Conference Attendance


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Anna Slevin, Class of 2021, Science - Business

Internship: Externship in Innovation

Location: San Francisco, CA

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Karen Slaggert

Anna Slevin Internship


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Alessandra Turi, Class of 2019, Architecture

Research: Miami Beach: A Timeless Vision and Evolving Manifestation

Location: Miami, FL

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: John Onyango & Julio Perez Hernandez

Alessandra Turi Research 


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Takunda Ushe, Class of 2020, Business Analytics & Political Science

Research: South Africa's Extractive Industry: Turning Point

Location: Rustenberg, South Africa

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Georges Enderle & Paul Ocobock

Takunda Ushe Research


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Nicole Waddick, Class of 2019, Political Science

Research: Access to Education for Undocumented Students in the Dominican Republic

Location: Dominican Republic

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Jaimie Bleck

Nicole Waddick Research


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Miles Wood, Class of 2020, ACMS

Conference Attendance: Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Annual Meeting

Location: New Orleans, LA

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Paul Weithman

Miles Wood Conference Attendance


Fall 2018


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Seth Cattanach, Class of 2020, Computer Engineering

Conference Attendance: PyData NYC 2019

Location: New York, NY

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Shreya Kumar

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Brandon Davis, Class of 2021, Architecture

Immersion: Rowden Atelier Woodworking

Location: Devon County, UK

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Alessandro Pierattini

Brandon Davis Immersion


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Alfredo Duarte, Class of 2019, Aerospace Engineering

Conference Attendance: Purdue Big10+ Graduate Expo

Location: West Lafayette, IN

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Michael Seelinger

Alfredo Duarte Conferene Attendance


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Janne Fuss, Class of 2019, Finance

Conference Attendance: London Investor Show

Location: London, UK

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: John Stiver

Janne Fuss Conference Attendance


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Marcus Haworth, Class of 2019, Philosophy & Theology

Conference Presentation: Church and State: Catholic Missiology and the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

Location: California State University, Sacramento

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Tzvi Novick

Marcus Haworth Conference Presentation


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Marissa Kivi, Class of 2019, ACMS

Research Assistantship: Harvard Forest

Location: Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Jason McLachlan

Marissa Kivi Research


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Noelle Pierce, Class of 2019, English, Secondary Education

Conference Attendance: National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Location: Texas

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Terri Suico

Noelle Pierce Conference Attendance


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Anna Scartz, Class of 2020, Anthropology & Economics

Conference Attendance: American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting Attendance

Location: San Jose, CA

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Natalie Porter

Anna Scartz Conference Attendance


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Claire Stanecki, Class of 2020, Anthropology & Spanish

Conference Attendance: American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting Attendance

Location: San Jose, CA

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Natalie Porter

Claire Stanecki Conference Attendance


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Anne Stratman, Class of 2019, Physics and Math

Conference Presentation: TROPIC: A New Code for Calculating Absolute Transition Probabilities Using Python and Mathematica

Location: Hawaii

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Ani Aprahamian

Anne Stratman Conference Presentation


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DeAndre Tomlinson, Class of 2020, Science - Computing and Spanish

Conference Presentation: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Michelle Whaley & Arnel Bularoro

DeAndre Tomlinson Conference Presentation


Summer 2018


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Christian Abraham Arega, Class of 2020, Biochemistry

Research: Peptide Dependent Flexibility of  HLA-A2 D220C Region and it's Effects on CD8+ Binding

Location: University of Notre Dame, Harper Cancer Research Institute

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Brian Baker

Christian Abraham Arega Research


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Emily Black, Class of 2020, Environmental Engineering

Research: Nixon Park Hybrid Turf Benefits Review and Nixon Park Tree Survey

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Kevin Walsh

Emily Black Research Assistantship


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Leah Bode, Class of 2021, Biochemistry

Immersion:Atlantis Fellowship in Huesca, Spain

Location: Hospital San Jorge in Huesca, Spain

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Bahram Moasser

Leah Bode Immersion  


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Abigail Campbell, Class of 2020, Economics & Political Science

Research: Migration and Integration in Rome

Location: Rome, Italy

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Ilaria Schnyder

Abigail Campbell Research


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Gino Domel, Class of 2019, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Hydrodynamics of Fish Schooling

Location: Harvard University, Lauder Lab

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Ryan Roeder

Gino Domel Research Assistantship


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Victoria Erdel, Class of 2019, Honors Sociology

Research: The Production and Publication Process of Social Media Content at an Anti-Trafficking Social Enterprise

Location: Asia

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Terence McDonnell

Victoria Erdel Research


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Ian Erkkila, Class of 2020, Science Preprofessional

Research Assistantship: Gut Microbes Driving Sex Differences in IBD

Location: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University

Ian Erkkila Research Assistantship


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Hugh Flynn, Class of 2020, Neuroscience & Behavior

Research: Epilepsy Curriculum for New Zealand Undergraduate Medical Training

Location: University of Otgago, Wellington, New Zealand

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Nancy Michael

Hugh Flynn Research Assistantship

 


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Yuanmeng He, Class of 2021, Philosophy

Research: Asking Questions: Summer Research In China On Institutional Problems That May Cause The Study Abroad Zeal

Location: China

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Susan Blum

Yuanmeng He Research


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Emilia Maliborski, Class of 2020, Neuroscience & Behavior

Research: The Role of Temporal Synchrony in Infant Object Categorization

Location: Notre Dame Infant Studies Lab

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Jill Lany

Emilia Malborski Research Assistantship


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Annalie Nagel, Class of 2019, Civil Engineering

Assistantship: Empowerment-Based Engineering Development in Rural Bolivia

Location: Mallkuchusi, Bolivia

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Tracy Kijewski-Correa

Annalie Nagel Assistantship


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Thuy-An Phan, Class of 2019, Economics & Biological SciencesScience

Eagan Fellowship: The Role of Tachykinin on the Feeding Behavior of Aedes aegypti

Location: Notre Dame, IN

Faculty Mentor: Mary Ann McDowell

Thuy-An Phan Assistantship


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Dayonni Phillips, Class of 2020, Economics & Political Science

Eagan Fellowship: Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Research

Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Dayonni Phillips Assistantship


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Ellen Pil, Class of 2021, Political Science & Pre-Health

Research Assistntship: One Sun Health: Malaria Awareness Program

Location: Limpopo, South Africa

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Eileen Hunt Botting

Ellen Pil Research Assistantship


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Colin Rahill, Class of 2020, Philosophy

Research: Zen Research at Shoganji Temple

Location: Japan

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Alexander Jech

Colin Rahill Research


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Juan Estaban Salazar, Class of 2020, Architecture

Internship: Mātauranga Māori in the Built Environment:  Understanding the Social and Cultural Innovation of the Marae  

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Kevin Walsh

Juan Estaban Salazar Internship


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James Shuttleworth, Class of 2019, Biochemistry & Greek & Roman Civilizations

Internship: Animal Care Internship

Location: Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion, IN

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Robichaud

James Shuttleworth Internship


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Mariana Silva, Class of 2021, Environmental Engineering

Research: Neighborhood scale heat mitigation strategies using Array of Things (AoT) data in Chicago

Location: University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Ashish Sharma

Mariana Silva Research Assistantship


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Marissa Vander Missen, Class of 2021, Science Preprofessional

Internship: Atlantis Clinical Fellowship

Location: Ferrol, Spain

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Mark T Olsen

Marissa Vander Missen Internship


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Paul Wasuwanich, Class of 2021, Biochemistry

Internship: Drug Discovery for Global Diseases

Location: Kitasata University, Japan

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Michael Ferdig

Paul Wasuwanich Internship


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Lihao Yan, Class of 2021, Physics & Philosophy

Eagan Fellowship: Analyze and Test the Reliability of the ND Cube Active-Target Time Projection Chamber Using ANSYS

Location: Notre Dame Nuclear Science Lab

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Tan Ahn

Lihao Yan Research Assistantship