Natural and Applied Sciences


Celebration of Science

The 2023 Celebration of Science will take place March 27 - 31.

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Join the Natural and Applied Sciences division for Celebration of Science, a special weeklong series of events and activities. This year you can enjoy engaging in the Celebration of Science through networking and mentoring, presentations, student club demos and activities, pop-up classes, and more!  This year you will notice a more vibrant and colorful week, thanks to the infusion of Arts into the Celebration of Science week; as shown below. 

Monday, March 27, 2023

Title: The Art of Standing Up

Presented by Stephanie Fernandez - double major Biopsychology and Visual Arts With special thanks to Professor Billy Friebele


Description: This piece would have been much easier to construct if it were lying down. But much like an individual with a mental health disorder, the mere act of standing it up completely alters the playing field and presents new complexities, as it must now defy gravity and its own weight. These waves symbolize the network of support that we have built over time, which is capable of holding us up even when things seem to be falling apart.

It is a balancing act that we orchestrate daily... Yet we make it look effortless.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

IEEE Club Demo

11 am - 2:30 PM in Boulder Garden Cafe Atrium 2

Learn how to interface a small color LCD screen to an Arduino microcontroller and how to display fun shapes and texts on it. No prior experience required. 

Robotics Club Demo

11 am - 2:30 pm in Boulder Garden Cafe Atrium 1

Faculty Moderator for the Robotics Club: David Hoe

The Robotics Club will be demonstrating their VEX U robots at the Student Center this week on Wednesday and Friday. If you want to see the robots in action, try driving them, or have interest in joining the VEX U competition team next year, please join us. 

Copyright for Creators: AI, NFTs, TikTok, and Copyright in the New Digital Age (LNDL Event)

4:30 - 5:30 pm in IDEA Space

Curious about how our changing digital landscape relates to copyright? Come learn about how copyright affects things like artificial intelligence, NFTs, and social media. 

Here is the registration link

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Speed Mentoring with Society of Women Engineers

6:15-8:15 pm in CTM 430 - Sellinger VIP Lounge

SWE's Speed Mentoring Event is like speed dating with engineering professionals! Each mentor will share information about themselves and their career while giving students the opportunity to ask questions. After a certain amount of time, the students will switch to a new mentor. Engineering professionals from different disciplines will be participating in this event.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Motorsports/BAJA Club Racing Car Display

11 am - 3 pm in Boulder Garden Cafe Atrium 2

Faculty Moderator for the Robotics Club: Yanko Kranov

STEM Club Social event


7-9 pm in Sellinger VIP Lounge


Pizza, Fun, and Friends! Come and get to know your Loyola STEM faculty!

Friday, March 31, 2023

Microbial Art

1-3 p.m., First-floor atrium of Donnelly Science Building

butterfly-like imageUse microorganisms to create works of art by streaking organisms across an agar plate. First you will create a design on a piece of paper, and then trace it on the agar using the colored microorganisms. The plates will be placed in an incubator and images of your artwork will be emailed to you or you can stop by the following week in person to see your plate! 


NAS Student Excellence Event 

4-6 p.m., AWSC 4th Floor Program Room

Recognize the achievements of graduating Hauber Research Fellows, Haig Scholars, Choudhury Sarkar-Dey Medalist and C-PaMS Scholars.