Natural and Applied Sciences


Celebration of Science

Celebration of Science Week: February 17 - 21, 2020

celebration science logoJoin the Natural and Applied Sciences division for Celebration of Science at Loyola University Maryland from February 17 - 21, 2020 with special campus events and demos.  Past years' events have included panel discussions, networking and mentoring, guest speakers, robotics demos, workshops, pop-up classes, student club tables in the Boulder atrium and much more! 

Below is a schedule of events for the week with more being added as we continue planning.  Check back for updates. If your student club or organization is interested in participating with an event or activity, please contact Jen Sullivan ( or x5572).

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 17, 2020

Student Club Table | 11 am - 1 pm | Boulder Atrium
University Innovation Fellows

Pop-up class - AI Petting Zoo | 11 am - 1 pm | LNDL IdeaSpace
Visit for details and registration.

Forensic Studies Seminar | 2 pm | Knott Hall 105
"The Pathology of Drug Abuse" presented by Dr. Gregory McDonald, Dean of Health Sciences, PCOM

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Student Club Table | 11 am - 1 pm | Boulder Atrium
Society of Women Engineers

Successful Data Science: Teams, Tools, Techniques - Networking and Panel Event
6 - 8:30 pm | Fourth Floor Program Room

The night begins with networking at 6 p.m. and culminates at 7 p.m. in the form of an expert panel discussion featuring data science professionals from across a variety of industries.  Visit for details and registration.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Student Club Table | 11 am - 1 pm | Boulder Atrium
Physics Club and BAJA Team

Pop-up class - Adobe Premiere Rush | 5 - 7 pm | LNDL IdeaSpace
Visit for details and registration.

*Off-campus event
The Brown Lecture Series presents Dr. Mae Jemison
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, Central Hall, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore 21202
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator, Dr. Mae Jemison is at the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation.  Click here for event details.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Guest speaker, Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
3:05 - 4:20 pm | Knott Hall 107

Rajan Patel, Co-Founder and CEO of DENT Education presents on design thinking and social entrepreneurship.  All are welcome.

Design for Social Impact: From Global Health to Baltimore Education
Rajan grew up self-identifying as a test-taker, not a creative. However, when he stumbled upon the (Stanford's center for design thinking), he discovered his own creative potential and his ability to create things and shape the world around him. Then, he was part of a team that turned a class project into a social enterprise, moved to India, and spent four years building an innovative, low-cost incubator for premature babies that has since impacted and saved the lives of over 300,000 babies across the developing world. From that experience, Rajan saw the potential in creative and hands-on education to empower individuals from all walks of life to shape the world around them, which has led him to co-found Dent Education. Now, he works with Baltimore City high school students, building their creative confidence and developing the next generation of makers and entrepreneurs. In this talk session, Rajan will chronicle his personal journey of how Design Thinking has impacted his life, and how its concepts can be leveraged to impact yours.

Trip to Space Telescope Institute | Physics Club
Keep an eye out for the Physics Club's social media takeover as they share a behind the scenes look at Mission Operations (@LoyolaSciences on Twitter and Instagram)

Friday, February 21, 2020

Student Club Table | 11 am - 1 pm | Boulder Atrium
Robotics Club

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Pop-up class - Wild Fermentations: The Art of Making Bread 
12:15 - 1:45 pm | Donnelly Science 244

Visit for details and registration.