Dr. Leah R. Eller received a $170,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for her project “Collaborative Research: A Student-Centered Organic Laboratory Curriculum Featuring Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis (MAOS)”. The funds will be used to support summer research students and to develop a new organic chemistry laboratory curriculum that uses microwave technology, emphasizes green chemistry, and fosters higher-order thinking skills.
Getting Hands-On Experience
St. Mary's chemistry and biochemistry majors were busy this summer participating in research and medical internships on campus and around the country. Ashton Engdahl (above) spent her summer developing a green synthesis of functionalized pyrroles on campus with a paid research internship through our campus SMURF program.