Our faculty are involved in a variety of research areas. To learn more about the exciting research being done by Loyola physics faculty, please see the Faculty web pages.
For our students, undergraduate research is a great way for students to deepen their understanding of physics and to become involved in the research community. We therefore encourage students to work with physics faculty on special undergraduate research projects. These may include presentations by the students at various local and national physics meetings. Other students may be selected for summer internships at other universities and at the National Laboratories.
In recent years, Loyola physics students have presented their research in many settings, including:
- Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS)
- Argonne Symposium
- Local and National Meetings of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
- National Meetings of the American Physical Society (APS) and the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
- Loyola Undergraduate Research Symposium
Information on Participating in undergraduate research can be found on the Student Research Page.
Loyola undergraduate research opportunities program
The Loyola Mulcahy Scholarship Program offers students a chance for independent study and research. "The Mulcahy Scholars Program seeks to foster one-on-one mentoring relationships in which the student works closely with the faculty member on a project of scholarly significance." This award is sponsored by the Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP). Just as the Mulcahy Award supports student research during the academic year, the Provost Fellowship funds student research during the summer.
Several physics students have received Mulchay Scholarships in the past few years, including Roxie Able, Phil Dluhy, Michael Hollowed, Ben Irvine, Matt Kemnetz, Unleen Kiverkis, and Lacy Simons for the 2011-2012 academic year, and Veronica Policht and Eric Wilkinson for the 2010-2011 academic year, and Kyle Duckert for the 2009-2010 academic year. Additionally, Roxie Able was awarded a Provost Fellowship during the summer of 2011.
Details about LUROP, the Provost Fellowship, and the Mulcahy Scholarship Program can be found at: LUROP information. Additionally, LUROP provides information about external research opportunities in a wide variety of fields: http://luc.edu/lurop/Research_Hotlist.shtml