Virtual Notre Dame Sustainability Expo


Location: Zoom

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Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend this year’s virtual Notre Dame Sustainability Expo to explore career opportunities in the areas of energy, the environment, and sustainability studies. Several groups and local and national organizations and businesses will participate in live panel discussions over two evenings, October 6 and October 7, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (EDT) with time at the end of each session for questions and answers. Panelists will focus their comments on the following opportunities: 

  • Academic Programs
  • Experiential Learning Programs
  • Service Learning Programs
  • Field, Laboratory, and Analytical Research Projects
  • Internships
  • Job Openings

Students may attend as much of the Expo as their schedules will allow. Registration is required by October 5. Registrants will be notified of any changes to the schedule and will receive a reminder with the Zoom link to join on the day of the event.
Additionally, there will be several Exhibit Booths for students to browse through that will include contact information and further details from speakers, as well as information from other groups and organizations who were unable to participate this year. These booths will be available online during and after the Expo for a limited time. The link to access this information will be announced at the beginning of each session during the Expo.  

Schedule of Live Presentations

Tuesday, October 6

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Panel 1

  • Sustainability Minor (Academic Program) 6:00-6:05
  • IDEA Center (Research/Engagement Opportunity) 6:05-6:10
  • St. Joseph County Parks (Local Internships) 6:10-6:15
  • Invenergy (Jobs/Internships—Chicago and Beyond) 6:15-6:20
  • Q&A 6:20-6:30

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Panel 2

  • John J. Reilly Center (Academic Program) 6:30-6:35
  • Office of Sustainability (Research/Engagement Opportunity) 6:35-6:40
  • enFocus (Local Jobs/Internships) 6:40-6:45
  • Conservation Corps (Jobs/Internships—Chicago and Beyond) 6:45-6:50
  • Q&A 6:50-7:00

 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Panel 3

  • ND Energy (Academic Program) 7:00-7:05
  • Center for Civic Innovation (Research/Engagement Opportunity) 7:05-7:10
  • Inovateus Solar (Local Internships) 7:10-7:15
  • Moontree Studios (Jobs/Internships—Chicago and Beyond) 7:15-7:20
  • Q&A 7:20-7:30

 Wednesday, October 7

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Panel 4

  • Kellogg Institute for International Studies (Academic Program) 6-6:05
  • Pulte Institute for Global Development (Research/Engagement Opportunity) 6:05-6:10
  • Indiana Dunes National Park (Local Internships) 6:10-6:15
  • National Parks Conservation Association (Jobs/Internships—Chicago and Beyond) 6:15-6:20
  • Q&A 6:20-6:30

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Panel 5

  • Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center (Academic Program) 6:30-6:35
  • Sunrise Movement South Bend (Research/Engagement Opportunity) 6:35-6:40
  • City of South Bend Office of Sustainability and Green Corps (Local Internships) 6:40-6:45
  • The Public Interest Network (Jobs/Internships—Chicago and Beyond) 6:45-6:50
  • Q&A 6:50-7:00

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Panel 6

  • Environmental Sciences (Academic Program) 7:00-7:05
  • Environmental Change Initiative (Research/Engagement Opportunity) 7:05-7:10
  • Unity Gardens (Local Internships) 7:10-7:15
  • US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (Jobs/Internships—Chicago and Beyond) 7:15-7:20
  • Q&A 7:20-7:30
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For questions or more information, contact an Expo sponsor:  Barbara Villarosa, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy); Anna Geltzer, John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values; Karen Manier and Dany Meier, Meruelo Family Center for Career Development; Rachel Novick and Alex Hajek, Minor in Sustainability Studies; Kara Primmer, Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI); Heidi Deethardt, Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano).

2020 Sustainability Expo Poster
2020 Sustainability Expo Screen Ad
2020 Sustainability Expo Classroom Slide (JPG)


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