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, 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

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. ARC topic, Research for the Common Good, is intentionally broad to attract a wide array of promising research topics.

Click here to download ARC 2018 flier.

Candidate Qualifications & Benefits

  • All travel, lodging and food expenses are paid.
  • Applicants' research may be in early, formative stages; therefore, ARC is an excellent time to receive valuable suggestions and feedback from peers and faculty.
  • Participants enjoy networking opportunities, tours of various research facilities on campus and participate in professional development workshops on interviewing for faculty positions, proposal writing and more.
  • ARC attendees will discover a University rich in opportunities for faculty, staff and students.

We are a Catholic, Marianist institution, 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." 


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

Kettering Laboratories 561B