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Announcing the 2021 Hauber Research Fellows and Mentors 

Congratulations to the following students and faculty mentors who have been accepted to this summer's Hauber Research Fellowship program.  The program will consist of 10 weeks of scientific research, weekly workshops, and presentations to the public in late July or early August.  More information coming soon.

Hauber Fellow Faculty Mentor Proposed Project
Kristen Battista Dr. Theresa Geiman (biology) Linkage of HELLS Gene Expression to Melanoma Cancer
Jonathan Brooks Dr. Richard Auer (statistics) Modeling Winning Percentages in the Four Major American sports using R
Kyle Brown 

Dr. Maren Blohm (biology)

Sustainable Methods for the Permanent Invasive Plant Removal 
Benjamin Doddy 

Dr. Robert Pond (engineering)
Dr. Yanko Kranov (engineering)
Dr. Suzanne Keilson (engineering)

Sound Profiles of Historic Cast Bronzes
Ashley Dwyer Dr. Joseph Ganem (physics) Measuring and Modeling Temperature-Dependent Optical Absorption in Thulium-doped Crystals 
Kyle Geary Dr. David Binkley (computer science)
Dr. Mary Lowe (physics)
Dr. David Hoe (engineering)
Developing a Quantum Computer Emulator: Writing the Computing Primitives 
Benjamin Glezer Dr. Mary Lowe (physics) Atomic Force Microscopy Measurements of a Protein-DNA Complex 
Erik Henson Dr. David Binkley (computer science)
Dr. Sibren Isaacman (computer science)
The use of Deep Neural Networks to find security vulnerabilities in Source Code
Skylar Higgs Dr. Joseph Ganem (physics) A Generalized Model of Temperature-Dependent Light Absorption for the Visible and Near-infrared in Thulium-doped YAG  
John Mirarchi Dr. Lisa Scheifele (biology) Genetic alteration of yeast cells in stressed environments 
Michael Murphy Dr. David Binkley (computer science)
Dr. Mary Lowe (physics)
Dr. David Hoe (engineering)
Quantum Brilliance and Innovation Technology
Naylah Perodin Dr. Megan Olsen (computer science) Applying Machine Learning to Predict Agent-based Modeling Results 
Paige Sim Dr. Christopher Thompson (biology) The Efficiency of Matcha to Strengthen the Body’s Immune Response  
Jack Still Dr. David Binkley (computer science)
Dr. Sibren Isaacman (computer science)
DNN Security 
Brendan Toulan

Dr. Mary Lowe (physics)

Atomic Force Microscopy Measurements of a Protein-DNA Complex 
Madeline Valentine Dr. Christopher Thompson (biology) Effects of Complementary and Alternative Medicine on Neutrophil Microbicidal Activity and NETosis 


Important Dates

  • Program start date: Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Program end date:  Friday, August 13, 2021

Questions? Contact Jen Sullivan at jlsullivan4@loyola.edu or 410-617-5572. 

Student Research Resources

Hauber fellows and research students, visit the student research resources page for workshop recordings, guidelines, templates and more.  Resources will be added on a continual basis.

Program Summary

Each summer, a select group of highly motivated, talented Loyola 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.

Hauber 30th Anniversary Celebration

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 2020 Presentations on YouTube
Watch 2019 Presentations on YouTube
Watch 2018 Presentations on YouTube 
Watch 2017 Presentations on YouTube

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