Pamela S. Mertz, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been accepted as a participant in the 2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute I in Adamstown, Md.
The word “plasma” brings images of TVs into the minds of most people. Chemists, however, think of powerful analytical instruments used to measure the amounts of trace elements in materials. Thanks to the Educational Partnership Agreement between the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the college’s Department Find out more »
Dr. Leah Eller of the chemistry department recently had a book review included in The Chemist, an online journal published by the American Institute of Chemists (AIC). Eller reviewed Organic Structure Analysis (Second Edition); her review can be found here on pages 34 and 35.
Dr. Leah R. Eller of the chemistry department was recently published in the Journal of Chemical Education. Eller’s article, written in conjunction with several St. Mary’s College alumni and professional colleagues, compared methods by which the organic compound and natural flavor enhancer Maltol can be extracted from the Fraser Fir tree. The article can be found Find out more »
This 2014-15 academic year, St. Mary’s College welcomes two new tenure track faculty and four visiting faculty. Tenure Track Faculty James Mantell, assistant professor of psychology, earned his undergraduate degree from Millersville University Honors College and master’s degree and Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo. Mantell was previously a graduate instructor of psychology at SUNY Buffalo. His Find out more »
Randolph Larsen III, associate professor of chemistry and chair of the chemistry and biochemistry department, completed a summer fellowship with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Larsen was a part of the 2014 Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research Program. His summer research included the development Find out more »
Dr. Leah Eller had her manuscript entitled “Extraction of maltol from Fraser fir: A comparison of microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) and conventional heating protocols for the organic chemistry laboratory” accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Education. A student and two recent alumni are co-authors on the manuscript: Farah Mughal, Clio Chimento ’10 and Allison Find out more »
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Pamela Mertz was coauthor to two posters presented at Experimental Biology 2014 in San Diego, Calif. Mertz contributed to the work of SMP student Bethany Hunt, who presented “Progress Toward a Novel Pro-drug Approach for Temporal Manipulation of Protein Kinase A with a Commercially Available Ruthenium Catalyst.” SMP student Find out more »
Assistant Professor Leah Eller has just returned from the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, where she presented a paper on her work in microwave chemistry. Also at the conference, Dr. Eller and senior chemistry major Allison Berg presented a poster, entitled “Derivatization of Itaconic Acid.”
Leah Eller has had a conference paper accepted for the 247th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, to be held in Dallas, TX March 16-20, 2014. The paper is entitled “Extraction of maltol from fraser fir needles: A comparison of microwave-assisted and conventional heating protocols for the undergraduate chemistry laboratory.”