Nirupama Sensharma has been selected to be in the Leadership Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER) program for academic year 2018-19. LASER is an experiential training program for Notre Dame PhD students who are in their 3rd or 4th year. This is the inaugural year of this program at Notre Dame. Program participants will have the opportunity to develop strengths in leadership, consider the ethical implications of their research, and positively impact the communities in which they work. The year long program also provides an opportunity to learn from faculty, peers, and current leaders through research, workshops, mentorship, and real-world problem solving.
Sensharma was also part of the predecessor program SRR (Social Responsibilities of Researchers). As a par of LASER, she will complete a community based project that highlights the social impact of her research.