Goodpaster Hall 210
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Small classes, extensive one-on-one interactions and great undergraduate research opportunities allow the St. Mary’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to offer an outstanding education to students.

July 4, 2022
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer participated in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Summer Institute June 9-11, 2022 at the University of North Carolina Asheville. This year’s summer institute focused on women faculty in STEM and Sherrer made notable… Find Out More
September 27, 2023
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) earlier this month announced Associate Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer, PhD, and other members of the 51st class of the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) program. STPF fellows are chosen from a select group… Find Out More
August 17, 2023
Pamela Mertz, professor of biochemistry, and Kristin Procko, associate professor of instruction at the University of Texas at Austin, published an article in the August 2023 issue of ASBMB Today, “Ten Years in the Making: How a community of teachers developed a visual literacy repository.” The… Find Out More
April 13, 2023
Pamela Mertz, professor of biochemistry, was interviewed for an article that recently appeared in ASBMB Today on the ASBMB summer education meeting that will be held at Suffolk University in Boston this July, “Transforming undergraduate education in the molecular life sciences.”   Professor Mertz… Find Out More
March 27, 2023
Pam Mertz, professor of biochemistry, presented a talk, “The Gen Z Student: Who Do We Teach” in the session “Teaching Gen Z: Challenges and Opportunities” at the ASBMB Discover BMB meeting in Seattle, Washington on March 25.  In addition, on March 27, she helped facilitate a workshop on iCn3D, a… Find Out More
March 13, 2023
Pam Mertz, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a 2023 fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). According to the ASBMB website, the honor is given to members “with a history of exceptional and sustained service to the society as well as a… Find Out More
January 3, 2023
Students from Cecil College now can easily transfer into St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s chemistry and biochemistry majors with the signing of two new articulation agreements. Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer led the development of these agreements, which lay out the sequence… Find Out More
December 24, 2022
Associate Professor Geoffrey Bowers and Visiting Assistant Professor Victor Perez both assisted the Calvert Marine Museum with the recovery of a ~12 million year old fossil whale skull on Monday, December 19th.  The whale skull was found in a concretion on the beach in Calvert County estimated to… Find Out More
November 7, 2022
Associate Professor Geoffrey Bowers, Professor Pam Mertz, and Associate Professor Kelly Neiles from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presented a workshop at the 2022 American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Transforming STEM Higher Education conference “Back to… Find Out More
April 13, 2022
Nine St. Mary’s College of Maryland chemistry and biochemistry students presented their original research at two national conferences this spring: the National American Chemistry Society (ACS) conference in San Diego, Calif., and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)… Find Out More