Natural and Applied Sciences


Pop-Up Classes

Spring 2022 Pop-Up Class Series

This semester's pop-up classes will take place virtually and in-person, promising a wide variety of new skills and knowledge!  The following pop-up classes are open to the Loyola and Notre Dame communities. If you have any questions, ideas for potential pop-up classes, or would like to teach a future class, contact Clara Love at

Be sure to register by close of day before classes to receive Zoom link.

The History of Video Games

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 5 pm
LNDL Ideaspace
Instructor: Henrique Rocha

An overview of the history of video games and the industry, and their evolution. This lecture starts at the very begging of video games in research institutions around 1950s, showing the boom and crash of 1980s, until the current generation of consoles.


Register for History of Video Games

The Art of Making Bread

Monday, April 4, 2022, 12 pm
Instructor: Andrew Schoeffield

Good bread warms both the heart and the soul. This beginners class shows you just how easy it is to make your own bread. It also explores why it is probably a good idea to make our own bread, rather than purchasing the bread-like products available at the store.

Register for Bread Making (*capped at 12)

Tinker with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5:30 pm
LNDL Ideaspace
Instructor: Suzanne Keilson

Explore programming, circuits and various DIY maker projects with the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express. Start programming right away with built-in features and sensors for sound, light, temperature, and motion sensors. 


Register for Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

Playing In Adoptable Data Sets

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 3 pm
Instructor: Kristina Wagner

Learn about adoptable data sets, and play around in a data set adopted by LNDL’s Health and Natural Sciences Librarian!


Register forAdoptable Data Sets

Intro to Zotero

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 4 pm
Instructor: Kate Strain

Learn to use Zotero, a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. This workshop will walk you through how to set up an account, save sources, and create a bibliography.

Register for Intro to Zotero

ArcGIS StoryMaps

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 4 pm
Instructor: Clara Love

Learn how to use ArcGIS StoryMaps to create a virtual narrative experience for your research project! This software enables you to incorporate photos, videos, audio files, and more to create an immersive storytelling experience from your research. In this class, you’ll learn the benefits of including a StoryMap in your digital scholarship project and how to use this software.

Register for ArcGIS StoryMaps

Past Pop-Up Classes

Fall 2021

  • Basics of Amazon Cloud (AWS)
  • Adafruit Circuit Playground Express
  • Introduction to Sew ART
  • Recycled Paper Making
  • History of Video Games
  • Creating Digital Maps in ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS StoryMaps

Spring 2021

  • Using the SmartMarker
  • Design to 3D Print a Customized Keychain using TinkerCad
  • Intro to ArcGIS
  • The Creative Cloud
  • Wild Fermentations: The Art of Making Bread
  • ArcGIS StoryMaps
  • Copyright for Creators: Music and Sampling
  • Laser Engraving a Photo
  • Pandemic Pizza
  • Copyright for Creators: Graphic Arts and Design
  • Laser Engraving Vector Graphics
  • Learn the Basics of Amazon Cloud (AWS) and Explore Simple Artificial Intelligence Widgets

Fall 2020

  • Smartmarker
  • Mask Making
  • Photography with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Games as a new literacy tool: Teaching and Learning Through Games and Virtual Reality Technology
  • Working with Fonts in Cricut Design Space
  • Learn the Basics of Amazon Cloud (AWS) and Explore Simple Artificial Intelligence Widgets
  • Sticker Making with Cricut Print Then Cut
  • Velfie Videography with Adobe Premiere Rush
  • Creating Digital Maps in ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS StoryMaps
  • Pandemic Pizza: Because it's better than frozen!
  • Getting Started with RDWorks and Laser Cutting
  • Create a Dancing Robot with the Society of Women Engineers
  • Designing for Social Media with Adobe Spark
  • Learn to Knit

Spring 2020

  • Adobe Premiere Rush
  • Wild Fermentations: The Art of Making Bread
  • AI Petting Zoo
  • Creating Maps for Fun and Research: GIS for Beginners
  • Getting Started with Cricut Design Space
  • Learn the Basics of Amazon Cloud (AWS) and Explore Simple Artificial Intelligence Widgets

Fall 2019

  • Drones, 3D modeling, and 3D printing
  • VR Cheap and Easy: Google Cardboard and Classroom Applications
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Health Making
  • Wild Fermentations: The Art of Making Bread
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Lego Mindstorms
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) Basics using Arduino Microcontrollers
  • Metal Art Welding
  • Creating 360 degree Videos for Teaching

Spring 2019

  • QuickStart Class - Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Making for the Health and Life Sciences
  • Wild Fermentations: The Art of Making Bread
  • QuickStart Class - Adobe Spark
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • 3-D Printing: New Dimensions for Teaching & Learning
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop
  • Explore the Universe with Virtual Reality
  • Learning LabVIEW: An Introduction
  • Paper Engineering
  • Getting Started with Cricut Design Space and Cricut Maker
  • Learning LabVIEW: Working with Arduino Microcontrollers

Fall 2018

  • Wild Fermentations - The art of making bread
  • Art Welding Training with LOYOLA Engineering
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Indoor Drone Racing
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop
  • Enter the Maker: Unleash Your Creativity and Rule the World (or at Least, Your Classroom)!
  • Adobe Lightroom : Image Enhancement & Photo Management Like a Boss
  • Paper Engineering