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The Year in Review

John Vernon, a recent ESTEEM graduate, provides a reflection on the past year as a member of the Class of 2015. John will be starting in August with enFocus, a South Bend Start-up consulting firm, and continuing with the business project developed from his Master’s Thesis.

ESTEEM Alum and His Team Develops Sleep-Enhancing App and Tools

Somni products

A team of Notre Dame entrepreneurs has developed a sleep-enhancing kit and app designed to boost college students’ healthy rest, memory, learning, and mental health. The approach is based on the research of Jessica Payne, the Nancy O'Neill Associate Professor of Psychology and director of the Sleep Stress and Memory Lab. Matt Berg, who received his undergraduate degree in science-business in 2012 and master’s degree in the entrepreneurship master's program (ESTEEM) in 2013, and junior Ryan Gannett work with Payne. Their company, Somni, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for kit manufacturing and app development.

2015 Naughton Fellowship awardees announced

Trinity College

Twenty-one winners of the Naughton Fellowships were announced today by the Graduate School. The research fellowships were awarded to undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. students from Notre Dame and from Ireland. This year’s winners from Notre Dame represent three Notre Dame colleges and schools, including arts and letters, engineering, and science.