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.

Awards Aplenty in New Orleans

A generous contribution from the John J. Leidy Foundation allowed eight St. Mary's students to attend the 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans where they presented posters describing their research.  Josh Olexa ('13) explains his poster to a judge, and former American Chemical Society president, in the Speak Simply Contest where students were judged on their ability to explain their research. St. Mary's was well represented, as Josh and Greg Triegger ('13) were both awarded for their posters.

In the News

Student from St. Mary's American Chemical Society affiliates chapter perform chem demo with liquid nitrogen at Carver Elementary

Students (SMACS) do a chem demo program at Carver Elementary School, Spring 2006




  • Science Fair Judging 2006 - our faculty, staff, and students volunteer to judge projects in the St. Mary's County Science Fair.
  • Topping Out Ceremony for new academic building, 8/11/06
  • Excerpts from SMACS Alumni Newsletter, May 2006.