CAURS Symposium

The Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium at Mariott Hotel featured over 47 research presentations from Loyola.


Chandler Robinson, founder of CAURS, poses for a picture next to one of our Welcome signs on the Fifth Floor of the Marriott Hotel on Michigan Avenue.


The lobby of the fifth floor, where judges, volunteers, observers, and presenters could register and receive their information packets and badges before and during the day's events. Dakota Neff and Cheyanne Frosti, the two other Loyola Board representatives are running the registration table on the right.

Poster Session

The first of the two ballrooms CAURS reserved on the Fifth floor in which about 100 undergraduates were able to present their research in a session. There were two such sessions during the day.

Sara Khan

Loyola student Sara Khan (R)and a colleague stands next to their education research. Sara is also a Provost Fellow.

Loyola students

Several more Loyola students present their research. Their were 47 total students registered from Loyola at CAURS, about one-quarter of all the total presenters.

Poster Room

The poster room in full swing.

Oral Room

The oral presentation room hosted 19 oral presentations on April 5th. Two of these oral presenters were from Loyola. One of whom was Emily Cybulla, a Carbon fellow, presenting her research on GabR transcription regulation.

Kelly Lab

(from left to right in the picture) Nicole Minalt (Carbon Scholar), Sana Iqbal (Mulcahy Scholar), Margaret Sladek (Biology Research Fellow) and Francis Cocjin (Mulcahy Scholar).