Richard E. Taylor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named interim director of Notre Dame California. He succeeds Patrick J. Flynn, Duda Family Professor of Engineering, who served as interim director from July 2016 through June of this year. As of July 1, Flynn assumed the position of chair of the University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
The SVB Trek is an annual four-day event sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank that aims to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of exceptional college students by introducing them to industry leaders and investors and giving them hands-on experience to help them succeed in bringing their ideas to fruition. Through Notre Dame California, Notre Dame junior Jaclyn Daily was selected to attend the 2017 SVB Trek. She has shared her experience with us.…
Notre Dame opened its Palo Alto facility on Feb. 10 and held its first classes for the Notre Dame Silicon Valley Semester program there on Feb. 16. The facility, home to Notre Dame California, was constructed in an AT&T building in downtown Palo Alto.
Some 175 years after Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., trekked through the frozen Indiana wilderness to found the University of Notre Dame, 10 Notre Dame juniors majoring in computer science and engineering have begun their own journey to the University’s next frontier: Silicon Valley.
Bryan K. Ritchie, currently president and chief executive officer of GrowthSPORT, has been appointed vice president and associate provost for innovation at Notre Dame, effective in March. In this role, Ritchie will lead the University’s new IDEA Center initiative and coordinate Notre Dame’s innovation and entrepreneurship programs.
Notre Dame will create new innovation and commercialization initiatives under a new entity to be known as the IDEA Center—standing for Innovation, Discovery and Enterprise Acceleration. To be located in Innovation Park, the center will provide technical services and expertise for idea development, technology translation, business formation and commercialization.
In a data-driven economy, industry leaders rely increasingly on skilled professionals who can see the significance in data and use it to solve business challenges, create new opportunities and shape change. With a growing need for skilled data scientists, the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with AT&T, has announced its new online master of science degree with a specialization in data science. This degree program will prepare graduates for careers as data scientists in a wide range of industry fields fields including management, marketing, information technology, government policy, health care, finance, education and scientific research.
Patrick J. Flynn, Duda Family Professor of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed interim director of Notre Dame California by Provost Thomas G. Burish. Flynn succeeds Gregory P. Crawford, who assumed the presidency of Miami University on July 1.