University of Dayton School of Engineering

Research for the Common Good

The University of Dayton School of Engineering is excited to announce its third annual Academic Research Colloquium (ARC) for Ph.D. students. The theme of ARC is  Research for the Common Good, in celebration of President Eric Spina's vision for the University. In particular, these include research that is related to the following:

  • Prevent, cure or treat disease
  • Reduce the environmental impact of human activity
  • Enhance the safety, health or welfare of workers
  • Improve production, distribution or access to food
  • Enhance the resiliency of the built environment
  • Prevent, mitigate or respond to natural or man-made disasters
  • Reduce the digital divide
  • Enhance the quality of life of people with mental or physical challenges
  • Foster communication, collaboration or education
  • Promote human rights

About the Colloquium

In keeping with the vibrant teaching and research atmosphere within the School of Engineering, our faculty, staff and students look forward to illuminating presentations by the competitively selected ARC graduate students. The topic of Research for the Common Good is intentionally broad to attract a wide array of promising research topics. We understand that applicants' research may be in the early, formative stages and therefore an excellent time to receive valuable suggestions and feedback from peers and University of Dayton faculty.

Participants will also enjoy networking opportunities with peers and faculty as well as tours of various research facilities on campus. In addition, participants will participate in professional development workshops on interviewing for faculty positions, proposal writing and more.

Participants will discover a University rich in opportunities for faculty, staff and students. As a Catholic, Marianist institution, we value diversity and are committed to creating an open, welcoming, inclusive campus where engineering Ph.D. candidates, faculty, professionals and students collaborate for the "Common Good." 

Candidate Qualifications

ARC is open to engineering Ph.D. students who are completed with significant research efforts that they are ready to present. The selection process is highly competitive with up to 20 seats available. All travel, lodging and food expenses are paid.


Academic Research Colloquium, Ken Bloemer, Ph.D., Director, Visioneering Center

Kettering Laboratories 561B