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. Ashon Engdahl (above) spent her summer developing a green synthesis of calixpyrroles on campus with a paid research internship through our campus SMURF program.
Awards Aplenty in New Orleans
Josh Olexa ('13) explains his poster to a judge, and former American Chemical Society president, in the Speak Simply Contest at the 245th National ACS Meeting in New Orleans. Josh was just one of two St. Mary's College of Maryland winners as Greg Triegger ('13) was also awarded for his presentation.
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer
This instrument ( also known as a GC-MS) is used to analyze chemical samples to determine if they're pure or are a mixture. If the sample is a mixture, the instrument can give information regarding how many components are in the sample and the relative amount of each. Components can be characterized by their molecular mass which aids in identifying them.