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Physics students won multiple departmental and college awards during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Kerry P. Redmann, Jr. P.E., a graduate in physics in 1978 has had a long successful career in the petroleum industry. He earned a master's degree in petroleum engineering from LSU and is a certified professional engineer.

Joshua C. Leaney received the Francis A. Benedetto Award for Excellence in Physics. This is a departmental award that emphasizes scholarship and research achievement in physics and is given by the faculty of the Physics Department as a token of confidence and encouragement.

During the pandemic, research continues... Even if the labs are closed, theoretical work can still be done to complement the experimental work and to answer our questions about why things happen the way they do in the real life! 

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.


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