In addition to continuing her biomedical research career, Estefany Guzman plans to be a mentor to women of color in STEM fields. "Loyola's values helped me realize that I can use science as a tool for social justice," she says.
Biochemistry major Victor Valencia, who will start medical school this year, will give a research presentation at the Weekend of Excellence. “My time at Loyola has made me realize I want to serve those in need,” he says.
Chemistry Professor Patrick Daubenmire strives to teach students about more than the nuts and bolts of chemistry. He wants them to understand why the subject is valuable and how it affects people's lives—particularly with regard to sustainability.
In 1968, the American Chemical Society (ACS) developed Project SEED, a program geared toward economically disadvantaged, high-achieving high school students by providing them with an opportunity to work directly with professional chemists and university professors for a summer.
Loyola students studying science or math will get a chance to start their research earlier than ever. The University’s new First-Year Research Experience allows undergraduate students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees a chance to perform exciting research with faculty members as first-year students.