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How can the ESTEEM program make your science, engineering, or mathematics major more marketable?

ESTEEM graduate and double domer Kerri Dugan says it “helped me learn how I can apply my biology degree in a business setting.” An Associate Project Manager at BGB New York, a pharmaceutical marketing agency specializing in content development for promotional medical education, Kerri also states the ESTEEM program helped supplement her B.S. in Biological Sciences (’09) from the University of Notre Dame by helping her to:…

How and where are graduates of the ESTEEM program applying their unique skills?

Graduates of the University of Notre Dame’s one-year ESTEEM program work as Program and Project Managers, in R&D and Marketing, and in Project Design and Implementation, as well as in a whole host of other occupations, at both startup companies like Environmental DNA Solutions and at established businesses large and small, including:…

2010 ESTEEM Alum Wins Prize at McCloskey Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to Double Domer Sophia Cortez and partners Tyler Iams and Tracey Iams for winning the FISH Social Venture R&D Award as part of the 2010-2011 McCloskey Business Plan Competition for their venture, Education Competition.  The team won prizes that included $7,000 in cash and in-kind services including space and services at Innovation Park.  Education Computation will implement a modular teaching program by bringing technology to students at residential facilities and group homes to bridge the growing digital divide while using novel software to enhance test scores and increase high school graduation rates.   …

ESTEEM Students Win Prizes at 2011 Rice University Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to Double Domer Will McLeod and ND Alum Ryan Tatzel of Lono, LLC for winning a total of $105,500 in prizes at the 2011 Rice University Business Plan Competition this past weekend for SmarterShade. http://www.smartershade.com/


Prizes included the $100,000 Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Prize for Clean Tech Innovation, and first place in the ELEC 394 Sheafor-Lindsay-Sinclair elevator pitch competition.   SmarterShade is a new window technology that can tint from clear to dark on command. Instead of using blinds or shades, any window, skylight or mirror can be darkened at the flip of a switch.…