The Art of Stem Blog
August 7, 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.
July 4, 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.
June 5, 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.
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.
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.
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!
April 22, 2022
Biochemistry major and Choudhury Sarkar-Dey medal finalist Alejandro Perez, '22, reflects on his experience as an Ignatian scholar, peer mentor, and Health Outreach Baltimore advocate.
April 19, 2022
October 12, 2021
Physics major and Choudhury Sarkar-Dey medal finalist Kenneth Marcelino, '21, reflects on her experience as an Ignatius Scholar, community volunteer, and peer mentor.
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!
June 4, 2021
Biology major and Choudhury Sarkar-Dey medal recipient Brunilda Neufeld, '21, reflects on her experience as a Health Outreach Baltimore advocate and student leader.
May 11, 2021
Lauren Spearman, Ph.D., shares her "Ode to The Emergence" of the 17-Year Cicada with fascinating facts, links and resources, and questions for reflection.
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.
October 30, 2020
Loyola Physics major and Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medal finalist Zac Metzler, '20, reflects on the life-changing community connections that have shaped his undergraduate experience.
September 3, 2020
Loyola computer science major and Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medal finalist Chiara Maalouf, ’20, shares her reflection as "A Conscious Greyhound."
August 4, 2020
Loyola engineering major and Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medal finalist Ann Ernst, ’20, reflects on the importance of community and growth through giving and receiving support from others.
July 7, 2020
Loyola chemistry major and Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medal finalist Jennifer Valencia, ’20, reflects on “cura apostolica,” care for the community.
June 5, 2020
Loyola biology major and 2020 Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medal recipient Sarah Kujala, ’20, reflects on fostering community and advocating for others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 15, 2017
One of Loyola's University Innovation Fellows, Meghan Reynolds, '19, shares her experience, thoughts on innovation, entrepreneurship, and building an I&E culture on campus.