A major educational goal of Loyola's biology department is to introduce undergraduates to the excitement and methods of doing science. All of our majors are exposed to modern research techniques in laboratory courses.
Courses as diverse as Developmental Biology, Animal Behavior, and Comparative Physiology feature multi week supervised projects that students design and execute with guidance from their instructors. After completing and analyzing their work, the results are often reported to the other members of the class as if it were a scientific meeting.
Many students seek a more thorough grounding in independent research than can be obtained in class or internship. The goal is to assist the student so that she or he eventually works at the same level as would be expected of a graduate student. This sort of experience is especially important for those considering research careers and graduate training at the masters and doctoral levels. Supervised (independent) research is also valuable for pre-professional students with a serious interest in research. Typically these projects last one or two semesters. Research experiences can be done at Loyola during the semester (BL 481/482) and during the summer (Hauber Research Fellowship). The projects are designed together with the faculty sponsor and are meant to take full advantage of the faculty member's expertise and equipment.
In addition there are outside research opportunities that typically occur during the summer.
Field Projects International
Cary Institute's REU program "Translational Ecology"
The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) Undergraduate Research Program (URP)
Fort Johnson REU Program Grice Marine Lab
Oceans Research Internship- Practical Training in shark and marine research techniques
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Gerstner Sloan Kettering Summer Research Program
Rosetta Commons PAID Summer Research
The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
SPURS: A Biomedical RESEARCH PROGRAM
National Science Foundation (NSF): List of Research Opportunities
Gulf Coast Reseach Lab
The National Academies Fellowship Opportunities
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Sea Grant Maryland- REU — Due February 16, 2018
Ocean Science Research Experiences California State University, Monterey Bay Summer Program
University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment
NIH-Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences - Deadline March 1, 2018
Maryland Sea Grant's Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science
Nkonzo Bush Academy: African Wildlife Conservation Training
The Atlantis Project Pre-Med Leadership Scholars Program
Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion's Health Equity Summer Scholar Program Closed for 2018