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
May 24, 2022
Associate Professor of Chemistry Troy Townsend ’07 was named a 2022 Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. Townsend was honored at a ceremony May 11 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

In his acceptance… 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
March 23, 2022

 Associate Professor of Chemistry Troy Townsend '07 recently had an article published in the Journal of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces titled “Room Temperature Postannealing Reduction via Aqueous Sodium Borohydride and Composition Optimization of Fully Solution Processed Indium Tin Oxide … Find Out More
March 23, 2022
Professor of Biochemistry Pamela Mertz published an article in the March issue of ASBMB Today, “Lonely Science,” with co-authors Swati Agrawal and Marilee Benson, which highlights the impact of the pandemic on the careers of women scientists. Work and work-life boundaries were disrupted for many… Find Out More
August 26, 2021
An article authored by Associate Professor and Chair Kelly Y. Neiles (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Professor Katy Arnett (Department of Educational Studies) has been published in the Journal of Chemical Education and selected to be part of the American Chemistry Society’s Editor’s… Find Out More