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Associate Dean/ESTEEM Director Delivers Hesburgh Lecture in Silicon Valley

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In his 2015 Hesburgh Lecture on October 20th at the new Levi's Stadium in San Francisco, David Murphy, Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship for the Colleges of Science and Engineering, highlighted several strategic developments at Notre Dame that have helped to advance the development of a deep and robust ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship at Our Lady's University.  Nearly 300 people attended the networking event and lecture sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of San Jose and Notre Dame California.   Murphy was introduced by former Dean of Science and current Vice President and Associate Provost, Greg Crawford, following Crawford's comments outlining key strategic goals for Notre Dame California.  …

Powerful Code for Good

Months ago in mid-June, three Irish students were only a handful of days on American soil but plans were already forming to help make a change in the South Bend community. Yerlan Turekeshov, Mark Roche and Stephen Ennis all have a background in computer science. More importantly the three ESTEEM students were eager to give back and help future generations enter their field.

Industry Sponsored Project: Banjo

Over 50% of our students this year are working on Industry-Sponsored Projects.  This week's project is presented by Jordan Schwers.


Banjo Corporation started in the garage of Jack Canine in 1959 as Terra-Knife, an agricultural supply company that provided fertilizer knives to farmers. Since its humble beginnings, Banjo has grown to become a leader in offering high-quality liquid handling products for various applications. Banjo joined IDEX Corporation’s Fluid and Metering Technology Division in 2006 to strengthen IDEX’s already robust global position in delivering complete fluidics solutions to the agricultural and industrial industries.…

Industry Sponsored Project: Indiana Integrated Circuits

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Indiana Integrated Circuits, LLC (IIC) was founded in 2009 by Jason Kulick and Professor Gary Bernstein to commercialize an innovative semiconductor packaging and interconnect technology. This technology, called Quilt Packaging (QP), exists as a result of research at the University of Notre Dame, but the company has subsequently moved operations to Innovation Park located in South Bend, Indiana.…

Industry Sponsored Projects: Cupprint


This year’s collection of thesis projects has definitely become one of the most diverse in the history of the ESTEEM program. With over half of them being industry sponsored it is easy to see the benefits and opportunities being presented to the class of 2016. Perhaps the most intriguing industry sponsored project this year is the expansion of CupPrint LLC into the United States, headed by current ESTEEM students Todd Hoogland and Paul Mahony.…

Making an Impact through Entrepreneurship


As an undergraduate at Xavier, majoring in environmental science with a minor in business, John Means was looking for a way to combine the two fields. He found it at ESTEEM.

“I wanted to seek out connections between environmental science and business,” Means explains. “They seemed to be two entirely separate things – doing something environmentally positive and generating profits and revenues. Business is what got me interested in ESTEEM. I started checking it out and looking at some of the projects that other students were doing. There was a lot of connection to environmentally-focused projects. They really push you to do something that has a greater social impact. That definitely caught my eye, and I saw there was opportunity there for me.”…