In addition to winning the President’s Medallion, Taha Zaffar was also awarded a Ricci Scholarship, a year-long study abroad scholarship for highly motivated students. While overseas, he’s researched college seniors’ outlooks on employment and is conducting a study comparing students in Rome with students in Beijing.
As part of the Center for Experiential Learning, LUROP is pleased to announce the creation of the Social Justice Research Fellowship, which aims to support undergraduate Loyola students in conducting focused, faculty-mentored research connected to social justice. Check out the Social Justice Research Fellowship Page for more info!
Aaron Earley took the time to share his experiences through Stritch School of Medicine's summer research program in Microbiology and Immunology, and how it has influenced his education and research career. Here's what he had to say.
On Oct. 24th, thirty Loyola undergrads, along with grad students and faculty, traveled to Stritch School of Medicine to deliver poster presentations at the St. Albert's Research Day.
Ligin Solamen is currently a senior Bioinformatics major who recently completed a summer REU program at Rutgers University. Here she describes what type of research she conducted and what she took away from the experience. This is her story.
Through a research based study abroad program Grace Swanson has studied in Jordan and conducted research at the Zaatari Refugee Camp near the Syrian border. She has recently been featured on Loyola's Study Abroad site.
Dylan Lebanc is a current student studying History and second consecutive Provost Fellow. Recently the Department of History has featured him and his experiences with LUROP. Dylan is one of an increasing number of students in the humanities who are using LUROP programs to augment their education. This is his story.
The Stritch School of Medicine has invited Loyola undergraduates conducting health-related research to apply to deliver a poster presentation during the poster session of the 34th annual St. Albert's Day on Thursday, 4-6 pm, Oct. 24th. To apply, submit a research abstract by Sept. 30th.
Alexandra Luterek ('12), an International Studies major, took a service-learning course as a sophomore which led to a community-based research project supported by a Provost Fellowship. Today she is a grad student in public health at Columbia University. This is her story.
LUROP is happy to announce that Christian Capanna ('14) will serve as the LUROP Peer Mentor this coming year. As you can see from his photo essay below, Christian brings a great deal of research experience. And as you can see here, Inside Loyola recently featured Christian's summer public health research in Jamaica.
Last year, Sarah Pekoc won a Provost Fellowship, conducted research, and presented at two national conferences before graduating in May. Now she is a psychology research assistant at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine applying for doctoral programs in clinical psychology.
Biology professor Timothy Hoellein was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune for his research on the Chicago River, along with professor John Kelly. Both have served extensively as research mentors to LUROP fellows including Angeline David, Stephen Polaskey, Melaney Dunne, Ricardo Magallon (pictured), Joseph Gasior (pictured), Nicole Minalt, Francis Cocjin, and more. Congratulations to Dr. Hoellein and Dr. Kelly for the much-deserved attention.
Provost Fellow Edward Englestad is applying what he learned as a military cartographer--including time spent in Iraq--in his research project mapping the travels of a 19th century Belgian Jesuit missionary across the Midwest. Inside Loyola recently featured Edward and his project.
Alex Peterson ('14) and her mentor Dr. Kristin Krueger recently traveled to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to use "Connie," an advanced confocal profiler, to examine dental casts from Homo erectus.
Only seven biology students in America won CUR's biology travel award last year. Loyolan David Baltrusaitis was one of them.
Loyolan Christian Capanna has participated in several research opportunities. Here, he documents his experiences in a photo essay.
Every year, dozens of undergraduate researchers graduate from Loyola. Here are just a few of their stories.
In May, Tracey Riley presented research she conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Scott Leon (Psychology) at the prestigious Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, DC.
This spring, Elise Gagnon won a summer research grant from the American Psychological Association and Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology. Elise is researching analogical reasoning among women in the Chicago area.
Last year, Melaney Dunne waded into the Chicago River to collect clams for her research with Dr. Timothy Hoellein. This May, Melaney presented her work at the Society of Freshwater Science annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida.
This spring, three Loyola undergraduate researchers won the prestigious Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). All three are now beginning their postbaccalaureate careers conducting full-time research at the NIH with some of the leading scientists in the world.