Academic Research Colloquium

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.

ARC 2019

Where: University of Dayton
When:  September 10-12, 2019

Check back for ARC application and more information in January. Thank you for your interest.

Candidate Qualifications & Benefits

  • ARC is open to engineering Ph.D. students who have completed significant research efforts ready to present. The selection process is highly competitive with up to 20 seats available. 
  • 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." 

2017: $136M in Total Sponsored Research
  • No. 1 — federally sponsored materials engineering research
  • No. 1 — Catholic research university
  • No. 8 — in research among universities without a medical school

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

Kettering Laboratories