September 8 & 10 | Student Research Forum


The fourth annual Student Research Forum will take place on Tuesday and Thursday, September 8 & 10, 2020. This year's virtual forum will address the theme of Equity in the Built Environment

The September 8th program will include five presentations from speakers with distinct lenses onto the theme through their research and practice:

Urbanism and Equity
Karen Parolek, B.Arch '95
Principal and CFO, Opticos Design

Urban Resilience
Dr. Sameh Wahba
Global Director of Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice | World Bank

Cultural and Ecological Preservation
Dr. Catalina Toro-Perez
Departamento de Ciencia Política | Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Equitable Housing
Rona Reodica, B.Arch '01
Director of Policy & Operations, Building & Land Development Services | New York City Department of Housing

Identity and Architecture
Dr. Karamia Müller
School of Architecture and Planning | University of Auckland

Following each presentation, a Notre Dame Architecture student will make a brief presentation about his or her own related research, then engage the speaker in dialogue about the issues at hand.

This event will run from 5:00-8:00 p.m. EDT and is open to the public through a livestream on YouTube:

On September 10th, at 5:00 p.m. EDT, students are invited to join an Introduction to Research at Notre Dame session, featuring talks from representatives of CUSE, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies about resources available to support independent student research. At 6:00 p.m. EDT, Jenny Claire Smith (CUSE) will lead a workshop educating students about how to craft a compelling research proposal that will be competitive for grant funding. At 6:45 p.m. EDT, upper-level Architecture students who have undertaken funded, independent research will give insider tips on how to get started with architectural research and prepare a successful proposal.

2020 Research Forum Poster
2020 Research Forum Schedule