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ND Early Admits Toured the Wireless Institute


The University of Notre Dame admitted 1,534 applicants to the Class of 2023, welcoming students of exceptional academic merit with impressive records of service and demonstrated leadership. Reflecting national trends, restrictive early action applicants were up by 17 percent year-over-year.

Members of the Early Admit Class of 2023 were recently on campus to meet with current students and faculty. They also had the opportunity to tour the different research laboratories. Prospective Electrical Engineering students toured the Wireless Institute and met with Professors Hochwald, Laneman, and Chisum.

Professor Hochwald demonstrated one of the Wireless Institutes flagship projects, the interactive spectrum sensor “RadioHound.” As it sensed the spectrum from 25 MHz to 6GHz it produced an overlay “spectrum heatmap” onto its geographic area of deployment. The students were able to see the spectrum heatmap expand and compress depending on the location of the sensors. Hochwald also discussed the possibility for students to assist with these projects.

Professor Hochwald introduced the group to several graduate and undergraduate students who have provided hands-on assistance on RadioHound and other Wireless Institute projects. He also highlighted other opportunities for the undergraduates to get involved with. One of those opportunities is the Advanced Wireless Research Experience (AWaRE) REU for undergraduates, sponsored by the Wireless Institute and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Undergraduates vie for the opportunity to assist on one of ten projects over a ten-week period during the summer, while receiving a stipend and housing.All of our students, undergraduate or graduate, play a pivotal role in our research. On some projects, they are assigned specific tasks and on others, they may be asked to lead. For information on all of the projects within the Wireless Institutes, please visit