Sustainability Expo


Location: Jordan Hall of Science Galleria (View on map )

Sustainability Expo

The Sustainability Expo (previously titled Undergraduate Sustainability Research & Education Expo) has been expanded to provide all students (undergraduate and graduate) with information and valuable resources about professional development opportunities in the areas of energy, the environment, and sustainability studies.

New this year, employers on campus for the Career Fair have been invited to participate in the Expo to provide students with internship and potential job opportunities outside of the local area. In addition, students will connect with researchers, educators, and community leaders on opportunities in research, education, and outreach programs and services, which are all important to enhancing graduate and undergraduate education.   

STUDENTS:  Mark your calendar and view the list of participants below!

If you are a faculty member or employer and would like to participate in this event, please contact Barbara Villarosa at

We look forward to seeing you at the Expo!

Current Expo Participant Program Description
Ameresco Leading independent provider of comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions throughout North America
BCe2/Center for Civic Innovation Community-engaged, sustainable projects that address real world challenges in South Bend
Be Green Packaging Elimination of the use of single use plastics in foodservice and retail through sustainable packaging alternatives
Bertrand Farm at Good Shepherd Montessori School Urban educational farm whose mission is to connect people to local food production in order to promote sustainable agriculture, health and earth stewardship
Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) Utilizing shale gas as source of cleaner, cheaper and sustainable fuel
Center for Nano Science & Technology (NDnano) Summer 2019 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program: 10-week, paid research fellowships with Center-affiliated faculty
Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) University-wide research center whose mission is to foster and grow energy-related research and other scholarly advancements through programs and services that support our faculty and students
City of Mishawaka Parks Department New educational greenhouse that engages community members interested in horticulture
City of South Bend Office of Sustainability Communities working together toward sustainability to promote investment, celebrate and preserve local assets, and cultivate parks and open spaces
Dominican Volunteers USA Internship opportunity evaluating current waste and disposal practices, researching and developing waste prevention strategies; and implementing recycling programs
Elkhart Environmental Center Non-profit organization aiming to make the community more sustainable through environmental education programs for all ages
Energy Studies Minor Multidisciplinary education program that focuses on understanding the complexities of the world’s energy challenges
enFocus Summer internship and one-year fellowship programs that empower students and recent graduates to work and think like an entrepreneur to solve our community’s toughest challenges
Environmental Sciences Major Flexible and interdisciplinary education program that reflects the interconnected areas of the natural and social sciences
Food Rescue U.S. Notre Dame student club that takes the left over food from the eateries around campus and delivers it to the homeless shelters and soup kitchens in South Bend
GreeND Notre Dame student club that supports the student sustainability network on campus and in the community and strives to make campus more environmentally aware
Inovateus Solar South Bend-based provider of commercial, industrial, and utility-scale photovoltaic facilities around the U.S.
Kamat Research Group Investigating the fundamental science behind energy conversion materials and implementing this knowledge to improve existing devices while also pioneering novel applications with these materials
Keough School of Global Affairs Addressing contemporary, global issues: their causes, impacts, and potential solutions, with sustainability being a crucial element 
Lena Works, Inc. Startup that is commercializing a newly patented technology that conserves heating energy in unoccupied buildings
Lightcap Research Group Advancing zero-emission fuel cell and CO2 reduction technology using uniquely created nanoparticle catalysts
Mechtenberg Research Group Creating sustainable energy solutions for communities in Low to Middle Income Countries (LMICs) by using a unique approach to addressing the challenges of unavailable electricity
Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College Immersive, residential and interdisciplinary learning experiences in sustainability that are grounded in field explorations and community interactions
Michiana VegFest, Inc. Festivities aimed at celebrating and promoting a plant-based lifestyle for health, compassion and environmental conservation
Minor in Sustainability Multidisciplinary education program that focuses on leadership and the development of more sustainable practices
Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative Translational research focused on solutions that minimize the trade-offs between human welfare and environmental health
Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development Linking sustainability research and efforts at Notre Dame to opportunities for creating impact in Low-Middle Income Countries
Notre Dame International-Study Abroad Academic programs and learning opportunities that support sustainability abroad
Notre Dame Office of Sustainability Initiatives to address Notre Dame’s waste, energy needs, and physical environment
Plastic Waste Reduction in Restaurants Capstone project focused on helping restaurants and suppliers reduce the amount of plastic waste they generate, both on the back end of their supply chain and in their customer-facing actions
Prairie Winds Nature Farm, Inc. Educational farm practicing ecological sustainability, self-sufficiency, and diversity
Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values Education program that examines the relationship between science, technology and society in all its contexts, including the environmental one
Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems Minor Education program that focuses on understanding the complexity of the multi-hazard challenge in a changing world
Rocha Research Group Understanding how ecosystems work using field, lab, experimental, and remotely sensed observations of ecosystems at spatial and temporal scales
Shirley Heinze Land Trust Vibrant partnership of volunteers, donors, professionals, business, and industry working together to preserve, protect and restore significant natural areas in northwestern Indiana
South Bend Climate Champions Non-profit group pushing for comprehensive climate change recovery ordinance to be passed for the city of South Bend
Student Energy Board Diverse group of students at Notre Dame who understand the importance of raising awareness and increasing knowledge of key energy issues and topics in order to create a more sustainable energy future for all
Sunrise Movement Building a movement of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process
Tank Research Group Nutrient and carbon cycling in streams and rivers and the influence of human activities on water quality and stream health
The Conservation Fund of Indiana Program that focuses on increasing landscape level protection in the Grand Kankakee Marsh
The GREEN Program Organization that develops short-term experiential education in sustainable development
UCapture Environmental start-up that offsets carbon when you shop online
UNDERC Environmental research opportunities with exceptional facilities that permit descriptive studies and manipulative experiments
Unity Gardens Non-profit organization connecting our community to healthy food, nature and each other

The 2019 Sustainability Expo is sponsored by the Center for Career Development, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy), Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano), Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI), Minor in Sustainability, and John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values. For questions, contact LoriAnn Edinborough, Career Development; Barbara Villarosa, Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy); Heidi Deethardt, Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano); Kara Primmer, Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI); Rachel Novick, Minor in Sustainability; and Anna Geltzer, Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. To learn more, read the 2018 Expo recap.

Sustainability Expo Poster
Sustainability Expo Screen Ad
Sustainability Expo Classroom Slide JPG

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