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Dr. Kula’s Invertebrate Zoology class were able to get their hands on some real life organisms in the lab the past several weeks. The class conducted a lab observing various types of organisms from a particular fresh water environment. Dr. Kula was able to further elaborate on the experiment:...

Maggie and Domenica

Last week, Maggie Fiore and Domenica Carrese were able to represent the Mount at the Eastern Psychological Association in Boston. They had this to share about their experience:...Read More...

CBL Winners

Since its first grants in 1989 the Clare Boothe Luce Program has become one of the most significant sources of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering. Clare Boothe Luce, was a...

STEM Career Fair

It has been a very busy time for both STEM students and the Mount’s Career Center. Over the past several weeks, the Career Center has hosted a variety of events showcasing opportunities for STEM students....Read More...

Escape the Room 1

Dr. Melanie Butler, came up with a novel way for her Differential Equations class students to review their material: create an Escape Room! In this scenario...

Dr. Bradley

Dr. Christopher Bradley, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of a $70,000 grant award from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund that will allow him and several undergraduate students to continue a line of research that Dr. Bradley began three years ago with a similar award. Part of the funds will be used for stipends for chemistry students to stay on campus during the summer to participate in this research project. Dr. Bradley elaborated on the grant stating, “The grant will support up to nine different students pursuing summer research from 2017-2020. The students will be exposed to a range of equipment and techniques in our chemistry labs and facilities that will prepare them well for futures in graduate school or in industrial labs.” He added that, “Students will also have the chance to network at ACS national meetings and learn further about careers and graduate programs in chemistry.”

Dr. Bradley’s team is designing new catalyst molecules composed of a large carbon-based molecule and a heavy metal atom. Catalysts are compounds that speed up chemical reactions so they are essential in the chemical manufacturing and petroleum industries. The hope for Dr. Bradley and his team is, “to transition this chemistry to less expensive metals and reduce harsh temperatures and conditions needed for the reactions to proceed.”


Formation of the whole student has long been the hallmark of a Mount St. Mary’s education but four professors are taking it to the next level....Read More...

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