This summer a group of students at SMCM are completing internships with vCalc.com. The site is a crowd-sourced calculating encyclopedia, a “Wikipedia for equations,” Chris Lynch, a vCalc intern, commented. The student’s internships involved coding equations and calculators for a variety of fields of study alongside highly detailed explanations. “We want to make this as Find out more »
Kelly Neiles, assistant professor of chemistry, and Ivy Todd (‘16) published the paper “Establishing the Validity of Using Network Analysis Software for Measuring Students’ Mental Storage of Chemistry Concepts” in the Journal of Chemical Education. The paper covers two studies that introduce a novel method for investigating students’ structural knowledge of chemistry topics using a program called Pathfinder.
Troy Townsend, visiting assistant professor of chemistry, has been appointed fellow for the Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research Program (ONRSFRP) at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Md.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at St. Mary’s College of Maryland announced that its biochemistry program has received accreditation from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology through 2023. Current students enrolled in the program can participate in the 2016 ASBMB certification exam this April. St. Mary’s College is the first public institution Find out more »
This month, six St. Mary’s College of Maryland faculty members from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and eight SMCM students were judges at the 56th annual St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair. The fair was held at Great Mills High School, and drew middle school, high school and home-schooled students from all over the Find out more »
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been awarded a $97,361 grant, jointly funded by the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program and vCalc LLC. The grant will fund student research and development of high-value, college-level math formulas and data for vCalc.com, a Wiki-based crowd-sourced calculating encyclopedia with over 7,000 calculators and users in over 100 countries. Find out more »
A version of this Q&A appeared in the Feb. 2016 issue of Soundbites, the College’s newsletter for the community, faculty, staff, and students. You received the 2015 Braude Award from the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding research involving students — does this award seem extra special being that you teach at a liberal arts college and not Find out more »
Among cancer treatments, targeted chemotherapies are valued for minimizing side effects and whole-body toxicity, while delivering damage to malignant cells. To achieve these goals, a chemotherapeutic agent must selectively bind to or target tumor cells or, alternatively, become active in tumor cells but remain inactive elsewhere in a patient’s body. Researchers at St. Mary’s College Find out more »
The unique collaboration between St. Mary’s College of Maryland Department of Physics and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is expanding to two additional academic departments, chemistry and mathematics, at the public honors college. Funding to support the expansion comes from The Patuxent Partnership (TPP), which will contribute to St. Mary’s College $180,000 Find out more »
A new study out of St. Mary’s College of Maryland puts us closer to do-it-yourself spray-on solar cell technology—promising third-generation solar cells utilizing a nanocrystal ink deposition that could make traditional expensive silicon-based solar panels a thing of the past. In a 2014 study, published in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, St. Mary’s College Find out more »