Chemical Education is GOLDEN

25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
hosted by the University of Notre Dame, July 29 - August 2, 2018


Sponsored by:










Lab and Research Center Tours


Facility Descriptions

Digital Visualization Theater (DVT): The most advanced learning environment you've ever seen (or heard).

The Digital Visualization Theater (DVT) offers instructors the unique ability to immerse students in high-resolution, high-fidelity images projected on a 50-foot-diameter dome. Boasting Sony SRX-S110 projectors, one of the most advanced projections systems available, a JBL 9,000-watt 5.1 Dolby surround sound system, and ten computers for the real-time rendering of 3D objects, the state-of-the-art, 136-seat hexagonal theater envelops students in 360-degree visual experiences, including:

  • Taking them inside 3D models of complex molecules such as enzymes and DNA
  • Viewing the internal structure of the human body as revealed by CT or MRI medical imaging technologies
  • Hurtling them through outer space, from the Notre Dame campus to the edge of the observable universe
  • Viewing the intricate details of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

Whether studying geological sciences, biological sciences, biochemistry, physics, astronomy, art, or philosophy, at Notre Dame's DVT, the sky is no limit when it comes to learning.

Join Keith Davis, DVT Director, as he describes and demonstrates how the DVT is used in Chemical Education and Research at Notre Dame.


Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility

The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) is a state-of-the-art research core facility within Notre Dame Research that consolidates the University's imaging capacity and augments it with powerful new imaging modalities. The NDIIF creates an interactive network of research groups who are connected by their interest in imaging technology and allows them to cross-fertilize ideas and form interdisciplinary collaborations.

The NDIIF makes available to the Notre Dame science and engineering community an integrated suite of sophisticated microscopes and imaging stations that enable expert users to attack the most complex modern research problems and, equally important, resident professional staff (technicians and research specialists) to guide the non-expert users and allow them to conduct experiments that were previously beyond their limits.

The NDIIF brings together two conceptually different groups of science and engineering researchers, the inventors who design new materials and techniques and seek research problems that will test their inventions, and the discoverers who are always looking for improved technologies that can better test their hypotheses of how things work.

Tours will be available of the In Vivo Imaging Core, Histology Core and Optical Microscopy Core, along with the Electron Microscopy Core.


Tours Available by Day


TM1 - DVT - 1:00 pm - see description above

TM2 - In Vivo Imaging Core, Histology Core and Optical Microscopy Core - 1:00 pm - see description above



TT1 - DVT - 1:00 pm - see description above

TT2 - Electron Microscopy Core - 1:00 pm - see description above



TW1 - DVT - 1:00 pm - see description above

TW2 - In Vivo Imaging Core, Histology Core and Optical Microscopy Core - 1:00 pm - see description above

Research and Specialized Resources on campus...


Students and researchers at Notre Dame have access to world-class facilities and equipment. Take one or more of the tours to investigate all that Notre Dame has to offer.

Contact us:


Phone: 574-631-2302

Email: bcce2018@nd.edu


Dr. Steven Wietstock
General Chair, BCCE 2018
331 Jordan Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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