Natural and Applied Sciences


Pop-Up Classes

Fall 2018 Pop-Up Class Series

Following is a preliminary list of this semester's pop-up classes, open to the Loyola and Notre Dame communities.  More information, dates, times and registration links will be posted as soon as they are available.  If you have any questions, ideas for potential pop-up classes or would like to teach a future class, contact Matthew Treskon at

Wild Fermentations - The art of making bread

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5 - 7 pm
LOY Bio DS257
Instructor: Andrew Schoeffield

Good bread warms both the heart and the soul. This beginners class shows you just how easy it is to make your own bread. It also explores why it is probably a good idea to make our own bread, rather than purchasing the bread-like products available at the store. Class is capped at 12 participants.

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Art Welding Training with LOYOLA Engineering

Wednesdays, October 10, 17, and 24, 2018, 5 - 7 pm
LOY Eng DS043
Instructor: Yanko Kranov

Have you ever seen a metal sculpture while walking around town and wondered how it was made, or wanted to make one yourself? You can learn! The Engineering department of LOYOLA offers Welding Pop-up Training in Art Metals (Metals Sculpture)!

If working with metal or welding interests you, Yanko Kranov will lead a few classes for you! They offer Welding Training in Welding Fundamentals, Fabrication Welding, Combination Welding, Pipe Welding, and Art Metals. Enrolling in welding classes can open up employment opportunities within several industries including manufacturing, metal sculpture, and underwater welding.

For more information call 410 617 2577.  Registration Form

Wearable Electronics

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 5 - 6:30 pm
LNDL Ideaspace
Instructors: David Hoe

We’ll work with a microcontroller so tiny it can be sewn right onto the fabric of your clothes. You’ll learn how to connect it to multi-colored LEDs to add some pizzazz to your Halloween costume. No prior experience with electronics or computer programming required.

For more information, please contact Dr. David Hoe at

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Indoor Drone Racing

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11 am
LOY Eng (Donnelly Halls)
Instructor: David Opitz

Come meet and talk to pilots who race “Tiny Whoop” class drones.  Learn about FPV (First Person Visual) drone flying where pilots use goggles to view the video from a camera mounted on their drone as it races through gates to complete a course.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
LNDL Ideaspace
Instructor: Raenita Fenner/Sherwood Olsen

During this workshop students will learn the basic concepts of an IoT station that collects environmental data (temp, humidity, pressure) and uploads it to an Internet data collection site for storage and display. Students will be exposed to embedded programming concepts (Arduino), basic digital system design, and interfacing with Wi-Fi and the Internet.

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Enter the Maker: Unleash Your Creativity and Rule the World (or at Least, Your Classroom)!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 4 - 6 pm
LNDL Ideaspace
Instructor: Peggy Koenig

By now you've heard of making and makerspaces.  Perhaps you've even tinkered at the LNDL makerspace.  But what is this maker movement all about?  In this session, you'll learn how the tools of a makerspace are not solely for those in technical fields.  In fact, learn from a maker education trailblazer how integrating making provides a new avenue for students to demonstrate understanding.  Find out how making can transform learning for youth and for adult learners.  This session includes hands-on making activities.

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Adobe Lightroom : Image Enhancement & Photo Management Like a Boss

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6 - 8 pm
LNDL - Lab A
Instructor: Jay Dunmore

Adobe Lightroom is powerful software which enables effective photo/video file management and image enhancement. Herbert Jay Dunmore, TV Studio Manager and Adobe Education Leader, will explain key concepts and strategies in a way that allows you to process them into valuable best practices. At the end of this class, participants will be able to develop a photo catalog and process images for online cloud storage.

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Paper Engineering

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5 - 7 pm
LNDL Ideaspace
Instructor: Suzanne Keilson 

Would you like to make your own holiday cards with lights and cut-outs and pop-ups?  Come to a pop-up class about pop-ups!

Make holiday cards, gifts, decorations which incorporate paper circuits using copper tape, and paper engineering.  The skillful placement of cuts and folds can yield remarkable results.  It is at the intersection of art and engineering.

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