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2002 Undergraduate Research Colloquium

Celebrating Loyola's Commitment to Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Colloquium Finalists
Colloquium finalists with their faculty mentors

On Saturday, April 13th 2002, the Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Committee held its third annual Colloquium. The competition establishes a campus-wide forum in which undergraduate research and scholarship can be presented before the college community. This event not only contributes to the professional development of participants, it underscores the importance the college places on student involvement in creative intellectual endeavors.

The finalists below presented their research in open competition for first, second, and third place cash awards.

Arts & Humanities


Debra Anderson: "The Ellesmere Manuscript: Origins of Influence"
Mentor: Nanette Thrush

Autumn Martin: "Promoters of Health"
Mentor: Danielle Brabazon

School of Business

First Place

Talia Resendes: "Internet Addictions"
Mentor: Edward Sim

Second Place

Zabrena Williams: "Gender and Negotiation: Closing the Gap Between the Sexes"
Mentor: Ray Jones

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

First Place

Amy Sweigart: "Exploring the Structure and Function of the Membrane Protein Rhodopsin through Protein Engineering and NMR Spectroscopy"
Mentor: Danielle Brabazon

Second Place

Aileen Cuddy: "Extending the Error-Correcting Capabilities of the ISBN Code"
Mentor: George Mackiw

Third Place

Scott Emrich: "Efficiently finding conserved oligonucleotides within multiple related sequences"
Mentor: Arthur Delcher

Biological Science

First Place

Ryan Riddle: "Determining the Rate of Cardiognesis in the mouse Down Syndrome Model Ts65Dn"
Mentor: Clara Moore

Second Place

Elena van der Schalie: "The Characterization of the dnaE gene in Caulobacter crescentus"
Mentor: Neena Din

Social Science

First Place

Jennie Ashley: "The Identity of Our Future: An Assessment of Jesuit Values"
Mentor: Arthur Sutherland

Second Place

Tanya Nichols: "Do study abroad programs change a person?"
Faculty Sponsor: Deborah Haskins

Third Place

Michelina Messina: "Effects of Fasting-Induced Hypoglycemia on Ability to Concentrate and Energy Level"
Mentor: Mathew Kirkhart

Pictures from the Colloquium


Dr. Lee Dahringer

Dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management Dr. Lee Dahringer

Dr. David Haddad

Academic Vice President, Dr. David Haddad Receiving an award for his support of Undergraduate Research

Dean of Freshmen Dr. Ilona McGuiness

Dean of Freshmen Dr. Ilona McGuiness

Professor Janet Maher

Professor Janet Maher Delivering the Keynote address

All photographs courtesy of Salvatore Lenzo.

Thank you to all of the students, faculty, parents, and members of the administration that have supported this endeavor in its third year.

Event Information

Friday, April 19, 2024

Download the 2024 USRSC Program

Application Proposals

All currently enrolled undergraduate students at the University are eligible to submit a presentation proposal to the Colloquium for research performed on or off campus, including during the summer.

Deadline: March 19, 2024

Application Process

Volunteer to Judge

If you are a faculty member willing to serve as an abstract reviewer (March 19-27) and/or a judge (either for oral or poster presentations at the Colloquium on April 19th), please submit your contact information here to register your interest.