Hauber Summer Research Fellowship

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Fourteen Loyola students have been selected from all departments within the Natural and Applied Sciences division to participate in the 2019 Hauber Summer Research Fellowship program. Students will begin their research with faculty mentors in their areas of study in early June and continue for 10 weeks over the course of the summer.  

Summer Scholars Reception - June 5, 2019

Hauber, Kolvenbach, Humanities and Baltimore Health Immersion students, mentors and faculty are invited to attend a reception in the Donnelly Science Atrium on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Meet our summer research students, learn more about their work at Loyola and in the community, and enjoy light refreshments. Please RSVP to sciences@loyola.edu by June 1.

Hauber Research Presentations

Hauber fellows will present their research progress and findings to the Loyola community during lunch. A detailed schedule including student presenters and project titles will be posted soon. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. - noon with presentations following. All are welcome to attend! *Please note the different day and location for week 2 presentations.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Knott Hall B01

  • Logistic regression and estimating team strength coefficients for major league baseball
    Fellow: Haley Finley, Mentor: Richard Auer, Math & Stats
  • Measuring and Modeling the Temperature Dependence of Optical Absorptions in Thulium-doped Materials
    Fellows: Kenneth Marcelino and Emily Garzon, Mentor: Joe Ganem, Physics
  • Spatially-Adaptive Room Cooling under High Thermal Loading Conditions
    Engineering Research Student: Michael Wissman, Mentor: Robert Bailey, Engineering

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Cohn Hall 133

  • Effect of Acai and Aronia on Neutrophils and Macrophages
    Fellow: Alyssa Hubal, Mentor: Christopher Thompson, Biology
  • Immune activity of black tea following simulated digestion of murine macrophages
    Fellow: Kathryn Lackey, Mentor: Christopher Thompson, Biology
  • Measuring the Work Functions of and Contact Potential Difference Between Ni(111) and Pd(111)
    Fellow: Ethan Mullen, Mentor: Greg Derry, Physics

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Knott Hall B01

  • Combinatorial Testing for Deep Neural Networks in Autonomous Vehicles
    Fellows: Victoria Matos and Jacob Norris, Mentors: Dave Binkley and M. Raunak, Computer Science  
  • The Inhibition of Phytoene Desaturase by 𝞫-Mercaptoethanol   
    Fellow: Marissa Lesky, Mentor: Brian Barr, Chemistry
    Project supported by Grace

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Knott Hall B01

  • Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Welds in Compliance with BAJA SAE Rules and Regulations
    Fellow: Gabriele Garofalo, Mentor: Yanko Kranov, Engineering
    Project supported by Whiting Turner
  • Analysis of the Leap Motion Controller as an Occupational Therapy Tool
    Fellow: Whitney Kopp, Mentor: Suzanne Keilson, Engineering
    Project supported by Whiting Turner
  • Increased Patient Engagement through Employment and Education Connections: A Study of Women’s Health Outreach Baltimore Resource Requests at Mercy Medical Center, 2014–2019
    Fellow: Colin Ness, Mentor: Becky Brogan, Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner, Biology
    Co-presenting with Abigail McLaughlin (Kolvenbach Fellow)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Knott Hall B01

  • Chemoenzymatic Tandem Reactions Involving Ester Hydrolysis and Amide Formation
    Fellow: Jennifer Valencia, Mentor: Courtney Hastings, Chemistry
  • The Effect of Glyphosate on the Reuptake of Heavy Metals in Soils
    Fellow: Marin Wiltse, Mentor: Elizabeth Dahl, Chemistry
  • Casimir Effect for a Lorentz-Violating Scalar Field
    Fellow: Collin Habig, Mentor: Andrea Erdas, Physics

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.

2018 Program

Loyola's Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) 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 and at a poster symposium prior to the fall 2018 Grand Seminar. Recordings are available on YouTube.

Prior to the Grand Seminar on Oct. 30, 2018, NAS hosted a reception to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Hauber Research Fellowship Program. More than 100 faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the university attended. It is with sincere gratitude that we thank all who have shared their time, talent and treasure with contributions to the Hauber program as faculty mentors, students and donors.

Those who have donated funding for at least one Hauber fellowship ($5,000) were recognized with awards including the following individuals and families: Mr. and Mrs. John J. Bagliani, Jr., Ms. Margaret Daley, Mr. & Mrs. Gino J. Gemignani, Jr., Haig Family, Kane Family, Lowe Family, Dr. Francis J. McGuire, Dr. & Mrs. Robert Pond, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. David F. Roswell; and the following corporations: Booz Allen Hamilton, Grace, Northrop Grumman, and Whiting Turner Contracting Company (some of whom are pictured below).

Hauber donors 30th anniversary reception 10.30.18

From left to right: William Olsen, MasterPeace Ltd., Director of Launchpad Operations; Matthew Rausch, Technology Lead and Solutions Architect at Booz Allen Hamilton; Bahram Roughani, Associate Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences, Loyola University, Brian Linnane, S.J., President of Loyola University, Frank Haig, S.J., Professor of Physics, Loyola University; Stephen Fowl, Dean of Loyola College of Arts and Sciences; Amanda Thomas, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Loyola University; Steve Lambertson, Senior Vice President, Whiting Turner; Angela and Rob Pond, Professor of Engineering;  Margaret and Gino Gemignani, retired Senior Vice President, Whiting Turner.

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.

Past Hauber Research Fellowship Programs

Watch 2018 Presentations on YouTube 
Watch 2017 Presentations on YouTube

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