In addition to the LUROP programs, Loyola offers other opportunities for research experience, and guides to other research opportunities. Click the text below for information about Loyola's Fellowship Office, the McNair Scholarship Program, the Office of Pre-Health Advising, and other resources at Loyola.
- Loyola Fellowship Office
The Loyola University Fellowship Office is a great resource for helping undergrads and recent alumni apply for fellowships to help them fund their undergraduate education,for graduate school, or for conducting further research in the U.S. and abroad.
For more information, visit the Loyola Fellowship Office website here.
- Office of Pre-Health Advising
The Office of Pre-Health Advising offers assistance to Loyola's undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing health professional careers. Among other things, this office has information about research opportunities such as the Edward M. Chester, M.D. Summer Scholars Program, the Howard Hughes Summer Medical Fellows Program, the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program, and more. Click here, for the Pre-Health Advising webpage.
WANTED: PEOPLE WITH AN IDEA WORTH SPREADING.
Throughout the summer, a small team of Loyola students and staff has been working to bring a TED event to Loyola’s campus, TEDxLUC. While not a traditional research conference, TED events have become reknowned for producing compelling talks on a wide range of subjects. As a researcher, this may be an ideal venue for you to challenge yourself to present your work to a broad audience through an oral presentation.
TED is a nonprofit that started in 1984 as a conference on ideas pertaining to the fields of technology, entertainment, and design. TED presentations are short talks given by people with ideas to share. Today, TED hosts conferences all over the world and has created the TEDTalks video site (www.ted.com) to provide access to anyone interested in discovering influential new ideas.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxLUC where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxLUC event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED has licensed us to have an event with a live audience capacity of 100 individuals. TEDxLUC would be an opportunity to bring together a diverse group that includes but is not limited to undergrads, graduate students, faculty, merit staff, non-exempt staff, alumni, community leaders, and faith representatives within the Loyola community to share and bring extraordinary ideas to life.
TEDxLUC would empower individuals to showcase the ideas that drive their passions in order to create action and positive change in the world and in their own community.
But we can’t make all of this happen without your help. The planning committee is looking for speakers to present a short talk at the event in March. We are hoping to find speakers to present on a broad array of topics- anything that excites you! Speakers should be able to keep an audience engaged while they argue and idea or tell a story for less than 18 minutes. Stage presence is a must, and visual aids are welcome (a projection screen will be available). While TED’s policies do now allow compensation for speakers, we ask you to consider sharing an idea you are passionate about with an engaged, eager audience.
Know someone with an innovative sustainability initiative? Think one of your friends should get her 15 minutes of fame for starting a great community organization? Have a professor who has a fascinating story to tell? Spread the word! Speakers can be any age with any idea or story!
If you are interested in speaking please send a short bio (no more than 200 words) and a video clip (no more than 2 minutes) of yourself presenting a summary of your proposed topic to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to apply to speak and have more than one idea, please send them in separate emails. Feel free to email with any questions as well.
Visit www.tedxluc.com to learn more.
If you’re still a little confused about what a TED talk is all about, this New Yorker piece details 5 popular presentations ranging from scientific to story-telling: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/07/five-key-ted-talks.html.
- McNair Scholars Program
Loyola University ChicagoRonald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement ProgramARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A COLLEGE PROFESSOR?The McNair Scholars Program is for current undergraduate students who aspire to obtain a Ph.D.The Loyola University Chicago McNair Program is designed to provide eligible students in STEM and STEM related (social sciences) disciplines with an extensive array of academic support and enrichment activities in order to enhance academic success, increase retention through successful completion of the baccalaureate degree, increase rates of graduate school acceptance, provide a head start in being prepared for entrance into graduate study, and enhance rates of Ph.D. completion.The McNair Program offers workshops, academic advising, GRE test preparation, sponsored travel to research conferences, research internships, faculty mentoring, and assistance with making the transition from undergraduate to graduate study.Benefits for McNair Scholars
- $2,800 stipend for summer research project
- Faculty mentoring to learn the fundamentals of research
- Opportunities to present and publish research
- GRE preparation workshops and test fee waiver
- Assistance in transitioning to graduate school and in applying for fellowships, grants, and other financial support.
- Academic, career, and personal guidance
- Visit graduate schools at McNair institutions
- Network with McNair institutions and peers
For more information, check the Loyola University McNair Scholars Program website here:http://www.luc.edu/gradschool/mcnairscholarsprogram/Contact Loyola’s McNair ProgramMarcela Gallegos, M.Ed., Assistant Director
- Completed at least 60 hours (junior or senior standing)
- US citizenship or residency
- A 3.0 or above GPA
- Status as a first generation college student with income eligibility and/or a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education
Mgalle2@luc.edu773.508.3403Granada Center, 4th floor, Lake Shore CampusThe McNair Program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.