Hauber Summer Research Fellowship

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Loyola's Natural and Applied Sciences division congratulates the 2018 Hauber fellows and mentors on a productive summer of research.  Fellows presented their work throughout the summer to the university community.  Recordings are available on YouTube with additional opportunities to learn about their work throughout the academic year including at the Grand Seminar reception.

2018 Hauber Fellows

Effects of Matcha and Green Tea on Cytoskeleton Structure, Phagocytosis and Killing

Hauber Fellow: Hannah Lamond
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Thompson, Biology

The Influence of Black Tea (Camellia sinesis) on Cytokine Production in Macrophages

Hauber Fellow: Christina Kingsley
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Thompson, Biology

Enhancing Simulated Environments for Nursing Education and Practice

Hauber Fellow: Margaret Herbster
Faculty Mentor: Suzanne Keilson, Engineering
Supported by Whiting Turner

Segmentation and Analysis of Handwritten Medieval Text for Automatic Indexing

Hauber Fellow: Nicole Schneider
Faculty Mentors: Roger Eastman, Computer Science, and Jeffrey Witt, Philosophy

Atomic Force Microscopy of Carbon Nanotubes and DNA

Hauber Fellow: Kylee Sullivan
Faculty Mentor: Mary Lowe, Physics

Fluctuations in Expression of Lsh (HELLS) and the Characterization of Stem Cell Qualities in Human Melanoma (A375)

Hauber Fellow: Natasha Valas
Faculty Mentor: Theresa Geiman, Biology

Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics in Chua's Circuit as a Result of the Event Interval Hypothesis

Hauber Fellow: Kenneth Marcelino
Faculty Mentor: Gregory Derry, Physics

Using Modeling to Explore Time Series Methodology Issues

Hauber Fellow: Ethan Mullen
Faculty Mentor: Gregory Derry, Physics

Circuit Design for Probabilistic Computation

Hauber Fellow: Chet Pajardo II
Faculty Mentor: David Hoe, Engineering
Supported by Whiting Turner

Alternative Dice Labels

Hauber Fellow: James White
Faculty Mentor: Timothy Clark, Math & Statistics

The Effects of Short Chain Fatty Acid Mixtures on Colonic Motility

Hauber Fellow: Natalie Morris
Faculty Mentor: Derek Kendig, Biology

Assessing Air Quality in Urban and Greenspaces in Baltimore City

Hauber Fellow: Thomas Howard
Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Dahl, Chemistry
Supported by Grace

Improving Calibration of Agent-based Models

Hauber Fellow: Chiara Maalouf
Faculty Mentors: Megan Olsen and M. Raunak, Computer Science
Supported by Booz Allen Hamilton

Analysis of Vulnerability Trends

Hauber Fellow: Richard Kogut
Faculty Mentor: M. Raunak, Computer Science
Supported by Booz Allen Hamilton


Program Summary

Each summer, a select group of highly motivated, talented undergraduates work side-by-side with faculty mentors from the six natural and applied science departments at Loyola to conduct research in the students' area of interest. A committee, comprised of department chairs and the associate dean, chooses students for the Hauber Research Fellowship program based on their application and strong academic performance. For many students, a Hauber Research Fellowship has been a stepping stone to campus and national awards (e.g., Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Colloquium, Goldwater Scholarship, Apker Award,) co-authors on presentations and/or manuscripts, and entry into professional or graduate school.  Hauber Research Fellows are also recognized for excellence in research accomplishment from the University and are involved in a poster session during the Grand Seminar event in the fall.

The program runs for 10 weeks in the summer. Students gain valuable experience while engaged in research in their discipline while faculty obtain assistance with their work and the pleasure of working directly with students. All Hauber Research Fellows gather together weekly for informative seminars regarding using library resources, research opportunities and writing successful presentations. The students then offer an overview of their research in a formal presentation which is open to students, faculty, staff and the greater Loyola community.  At the end of the program, each Hauber Research Fellow is required to submit a written report and participate in a poster symposium in the fall semester which provides the Loyola community with an opportunity to learn of their summer research. Depending on the outcome of their research, students are encouraged to submit their work for publication and a number of students have successfully published their work.  

The research fellowship carries a stipend of $5,000. (Summer housing available on campus). Hauber Fellows are also eligible to be Loyola Student Ambassadors for the Cosmos & Creation conference. This seminar series on science and religion is held annually during the second week of June.

History of the Program

In the summer of 1988, Loyola began supporting the first group of Hauber Fellows to participate in faculty sponsored research in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematical sciences and engineering science. These fellowships were established in honor of Father Edward S. Hauber, S.J., who taught chemistry at Loyola from 1942-1966. While chairman of the chemistry department, Fr. Hauber obtained funds to support summer research for chemistry majors. After Fr. Hauber's death in 1985, it was decided that additional funds be solicited to support summer research in the other sciences as well. Through the contributions of graduates, faculty, students and friends, sufficient funds were obtained to support six students each summer. Additional students have been supported with funds from grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Watch 2018 Presentations on YouTube Channel 

Past Hauber Research Fellowship Programs

2017 (pdf)
2016 (pdf)
2015 (pdf)
2014 (pdf)
2013 (pdf)

Mary Lowe