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Envisioning a Career Beyond just Coding through Internships and College Experiences

November 2, 2023

In conclusion, I believe my experiences at Loyola and in research have allowed me to make a difference in ways I never imagined. In addition, I believe that Loyola provides students with the ability to flourish in various ways. In particular, being a member of Loyola’s Innovations Fellows allowed me to brainstorm ways to further build and innovate my local community. Not only do I believe my education has strengthened my leadership skills, but it has also prepared me for my future career in Computer Science and allowed me to envision a career that could help others.


Emily Hunt: Loyola’s Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medal

November 2, 2023

Loyola has demonstrated the importance of not only educating myself but spreading the wealth of knowledge I have been fortunate enough to be presented with to bring about a more equitable society. As I finish my education at Loyola, I hope I can inspire others through my leadership in the Society of Women in Engineers to support and mentor other young women to choose fulfilling, service-oriented careers.


Ashley Dwyer: Loyola’s Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medal

July 4, 2023

Loyola has been able to prepare me for this career in many ways. Not only have I been able to develop the strong math and physics skills that will launch me into the atmospheric science field to do research on climate variability, but the writing, humanities, and social science courses that I have taken for the core and my minor will allow me to communicate important concepts to the public. Loyola has taught me the importance of helping others and the role that an individual can have in the lives of other people.


Sylvia Lei: Loyola’s Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medal

May 15, 2023

The past four years at Loyola have reshaped my goals for the future: initially I was pre-dental, now I am exploring environmental health careers. I have always been passionate about environmental activism. During my courses and clubs, I learned about the intersection between social justice and the environment. My interest has now evolved toward environmental justice (EJ) advocacy. My most influential class was Human Health and the Environment which explored humans’ interactions with and effects on the environment and how the environment affects our health. There was an emphasis on EJ because the consequences of climate change disproportionately affect vulnerable communities—most often communities of color and those impoverished. In my Environmental Philosophy and Christian Environmental Ethics courses we also consistently discussed EJ. Each of these courses provided different perspectives on EJ and have contributed toward the growing passion for this field.


Lived in Baltimore

May 10, 2023

Growing up in the Towson area, just over the county line, trips to the inner harbor, the science center, or Camden yards were semi-regular events. Yet Baltimore City remained somewhere ‘traveled to’ and not ‘lived in’. At Loyola, through Messina, sociology professors, Mercy hospital physicians, local Church attendees, York Road community advocates, loads of books and a few close friends, I learned more about Baltimore City as a home and community, not as a mere geographical neighbor.


Meet the newest NAS faculty

October 21, 2022

The Natural and Applied Sciences division is excited to introduce the newest faculty joining the sciences for the 2022-2023 academic year. They bring to Loyola a wealth of experience, inspirational energy, and passion for education. Be sure to say hello and welcome when you see them on campus!



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Meet the newest NAS faculty and administrators

September 10, 2021

The Natural and Applied Sciences division is excited to introduce the newest faculty and administrators joining the sciences for the 2021-22 academic year. They bring to Loyola a wealth of experience, inspirational energy, and passion for education. Be sure to say hello and welcome when you see them on campus!




"Our Future is Now" - A Climate Change Essay

February 4, 2021

Francesca Minicozzi (class of 2021) is a Writing/Biology major who plans to study medicine after graduation. She wrote this essay on climate change for WR 355/Travel Writing, which she took while studying abroad in Newcastle in spring 2020.







Loyola’s University Innovation Fellows Attend Regional Meetup

December 14, 2019

The first weekend of November, two of Loyola University Maryland’s University Innovation Fellows (UIFs), Emily Cebulski (2018 cohort) and Jenna Bower (2019 cohort), attended a regional meetup at James Madison University in Virginia. They returned to campus energized with fresh ideas for continuing to build a culture of innovation at Loyola. Read more about Emily and Jenna’s experience.


Loyola student advocates for environmental justice in Baltimore

October 24, 2019

Madeline Fischer, class of 2020, wrote the following essay for WR 301: Writing about Science. In late 2017, Maddy attended a “toxic tour” of Baltimore, which was arranged by Dr. Elizabeth Dahl, Associate Professor of Chemistry. The tour took students through some of South Baltimore’s distressed neighborhoods, revealing that some of our city’s poor and low-income residents have no choice but to live side-by-side with industrial pollution.


Physics Professor shares view on Science in America

December 3, 2018

Loyola University Maryland Physics Professor Joe Ganem’s op-ed “America’s Love-Hate Relationship with Science” published in Scientific American explores the paradox of corporate and political America’s attack on science and simultaneous push for STEM education.


UIF Silicon Valley Meetup 2018 Recap

March 23, 2018

The second cohort of Loyola University Innovation Fellows attended the UIF Silicon Valley Meetup from March 15-19, 2018. Learn more about their experience.


John Warner and Green Chemistry

October 4, 2017

During fall 2017, Loyola welcomed Dr. John Warner to campus as the 2017 Grand Seminar speaker. Dr. Warner is a pioneer in the field of Green Chemistry.