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Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder (PHYS '09) is a co-author on an article published September 14 in the journal Nature Astronomy entitled 'Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus'. This gas is used as a biosignature and its discovery potentially points to the presence of microbial life on Venus.

Ariel Hall (PHYS '20) was accepted to the University of Florida College of Medicine and won multiple awards while attending Loyola University New Orleans. We are proud of her and wish her much success! 

LaACES balloon flight project provides a unique opportunity for those who want to participate in a team project and learn basic electronics, programming, interfacing. Two Loyola student teams will build balloon payloads to measure various properties such as temperature and pressure during flight. At the end of the project, participating students will have a paid trip to the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) in Texas.

Cole Green is the recipient of multiple awards! He received the Reverend Percy A. Roy, S.J., Memorial Award.

Loyola biophysics senior Baasel Syed is spearheading Project Wolf Shield, a plan to manufacture 300 face shields using Loyola’s state-of-the-art 3-D printing equipment.  Baasel and Art and Design Chair John Seefeldt secured $4,000 in grants from the Community Catholic Foundation and the Almar Foundation to help them buy supplies.

Mona Wolfe, Office Manager of Physics and Biological Sciences, was selected for the CAS Staff Excellence Award for 2020.

Mona Wolfe, Office Manager of Physics and Biological Sciences, is named Staff Employee of the Month for March 2020.

Four of Loyola's undergraduate students traveled to the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) 2020. This annual conference, organized by the American Physical Society, took place in January 2020 on the campus Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Grace Heath presented her work, and Ariel Hall presented her work with Dr. Kargol. Sallie Fell and Victoria Wilson also attended the conference.

Dr. Armin Kargol has published the second volume of a book "Introduction to Cellular Biophysics", titled "From Membrane Transport to Neural Signalling". This volume, together with Part One, "Membrane Transport Mechanisms" will be used in a course PHYS A436 "Cellular Biophysics" which Dr. Kargol will teach in Fall'20. 

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