Students take Action in the Gulf
This past Labor Day weekend, five chemistry students accompanied Professor Larsen on a tour of the coastlines of Mississippi and Louisiana to learn more about the effects of the BP oil spill. They brought back samples of the beach sand and water to study back at St. Mary's and to further their understanding of the many environmental issues facing the gulf.
Chem majors in San Francisco
From left to right: Brian, JP, Dr. Leah Eller, Rob, Nick, Danielle, Mike, Bertrand, Anita, Janice, Dr. Andy Koch, Tabitha (Now Dr. Clem), and Taylor. Emilie and Kristina couldn't make the photo.
Last Spring, 12 St. Mary's students attended the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Fransico. Eight presented their work and we all met after Tabitha Clem's ('05) talk. Tabitha was just finishing up her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley.
In the News
Students (SMACS) do a chem demo program at Carver Elementary School, Spring 2006
- Posters On the Hill, Council On Undergraduate Research
- Outstanding Undergraduate Research Project, Washington Chromatography Discussion Group
Ask Mr. Science- Explosive in the Elementary Classroom, pdf document, St. Mary's College River Gazette, p. 10, April-May, 2003.
Cocaine Research Stimulates Students, pdf document, St. Mary's College River Gazette, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 10, February-March, 2005.
You've Been Carrying Cocaine-Without a Clue, Washington Post, p. 3 & 6, September 18, 2005.
Studying Science- A Level Playing Field?, pdf document, St. Mary's College River Gazette, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 9, February-March, 2005.
SMACS- St. Mary's American Chemical Society Student Affiliates- a student club for chemistry and biochemistry majors.
Teaching Chemistry: A Different Kind of Formula, pdf document, St. Mary's College River Gazette,Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 1& 4, February-March, 2005.
Want to Recruit a Chemist? Think Nitrogen Ice Cream, pdf document, St. Mary's College River Gazette, Vol 7, No.3 , p. 17, February-March, 2007.