Sustainability Expo: Research, Education, and Career Development Opportunities for Notre Dame Students


Location: Galleria, Jordan Hall of Science (View on map )

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The Sustainability Expo has been moved to the fall!


This new time frame aligns with Notre Dame’s Fall Career Fair, providing a unique opportunity for employers, researchers, and educators to engage with undergraduate and graduate students at the University. Students will explore professional development opportunities and seek career advice from exhibitors who will share information about their research projects, academic and experiential learning programs, internships, job openings, and other resources in the areas of energy, the environment, and sustainability studies.

Questions about participant registration should be directed to Barbara Villarosa at


Exhibitor Program Description Opportunity(ies) for Students
Be Green Packaging Eliminating the consumption of single use plastics in food service. Internship, Job
Berke Research Group Researching past climate by using sediments from lakes and oceans to reconstruct how conditions likely changed in the past. Research
Center for Career Development Supporting students exploring careers in environmental studies and sustainability. Education, Experiential Learning
Center for Civic Innovation Promoting the common good by building partnerships between Notre Dame faculty, staff, and community organizations that foster innovative research and educational programs.  Internship
Energy Studies Minor Offering coursework in a wide range of energy-related topics, many related to sustainability. Education, Experiential Learning
enFocus Empowering talent to build better communities. We work on a variety of community-based innovation projects, with some having a sustainability focus each year. Internship, Job
Environmental Change Initiative Providing solutions that minimize the trade-offs between human welfare and environmental health where trade-offs are unavoidable, and discovering win-win solutions where they are possible. Research, Internship
Environmental Sciences Major Program of study supporting future participation in service and research careers in environmental science and sustainability. Education
Food Rescue Minimizing waste and helping feed the underprivileged by driving leftover food from the dining halls, Au Bon Pain, and catered events to homeless shelters and charities in South Bend. Experiential Learning
Goshen College Providing a sanctuary for northern Indiana’s native plants and animals, environmental education for people of all ages, and re-creating opportunities that benefit the body and spirit. Education, Experiential Learning
GreeND Aiming to actively engage Notre Dame’s students, staff/faculty, and administration through various opportunities on and off campus for sustainability education, awareness, appreciation, and participation. Education, Experiential Learning
Hixon Research Group Supporting a sustainable nuclear fuel cycle. Research
IDEA Center Providing the necessary space, services and expertise for idea development, commercialization, business formation, prototyping, entrepreneurial education and student entrepreneurial efforts. Education, Experiential Learning
Innovateus Solar LLC National solar builder and developer headquartered in South Bend. We engineered and constructed multiple solar arrays for Notre Dame, including the Kenmore array by the airport. In addition to our clean energy goals, our stewardship team is working to implement sustainability initiatives across all areas of our company. Research, Education, Internship, Job, Experiential Learning
John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values Interdisciplinary educational programs bridging science and society. Research, Education
Kellogg Institute for International Studies Training and funding students to do research and internships in the developing world. Students may also join the International Development Studies minor. Research, Education, Internship, Experiential Learning
Keough School of Global Affairs and Initiative for Global Development Collaborating with faculty and students on research related to climate, energy, water, and sustainable cities and how these research areas relate to poverty and inequality. Research, Education, Internship
MoonTree Studios Challenging people to experience mindfulness as they fearlessly explore the interconnectedness of art, nature, and the Spirit within. Through participation in MoonTree experiences people awaken to their creative potential and sow the seeds for a more mindful, compassionate and sustainable Earth Community. Research, Education
NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship program offering 10-week summer research opportunities to work with Notre Dame faculty engaged in research conducted at the nanoscale. Research, Job
Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems Minor Educating students to become successful leaders who understand the complexity of the multi-hazard challenge in a changing world and can offer meaningful solutions. Research, Education, Internship, Experiential Learning
South Bend Green Corps Addressing sustainability, energy reduction, and water efficiency solutions in the City of South Bend by tackling resource gaps, boosting knowledge and education around sustainability issues, and connecting with residents to build participant driven goals. Internship, Job
Student Energy Board Group of volunteers who help coordinate activities on and off campus that relate to sustainability. Education, Experiential Learning
UNDERC Providing unsurpassed undergraduate education programs on the environment and innovative graduate training for students from Notre Dame and around the world. UNDERC provides opportunities for under-represented groups in STEM disciplines, including Native American and Puerto Rican students. Education, Internship

For additional information, see the recap of the Spring 2019 Sustainability Expo or contact Barbara Villarosa at

The Sustainability Expo is sponsored by the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano), Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy), John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and ValuesMeruelo Family Center for Career DevelopmentMinor in Sustainability, and Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). 

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