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.”
Leah Eller will co-host a workshop at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education to be held at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI August 3-7, 2014. The workshop is entitled “Microwave chemistry in instructional organic laboratories.”
Leah Eller has been invited to speak at the NSF Programs that Support Undergraduate Education symposium as part of the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education to be held at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI August 3-7, 2014.
Leah Eller has been invited to speak at the Innovations in the Undergraduate Curriculum Fostered by the National Science Foundation symposium as part of the Division of Chemical Education program at the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society to be held in San Francisco, CA August 10-14, 2014.
Leah Eller was recently featured in the National Science Teachers Association newsletter for her work with microwave chemistry. The issue can be found here.