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
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.