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.
Student Research Projects 2005-2006
- Allison Billock, St. Mary's Project 2005-2006: Systematic Isolation of an Antimicrobial
- J. Aaron Crapster, St. Mary's Project 2005-2006: Synthesis and Characterization of Benzyltributylammonium Fluoride and "DiMagno's Resin": Novel Fluorinating Reagents
- Robert Reif, St. Mary's Project 2005-2006: Constructing a Superior Arsenic Detector
- Christopher D. Schweitzer, St. Mary's Project 2005-2006: Pyridinium Substitution of Electron Acceptors: Photoinduced Energy Harvesting