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Chemistry alumna Kristen Frano is now earning her master's in chemistry at the College of William & Mary  Kristen Frano '12: Chemist. Anselmian.
Lab work supplements in-class learning. All labs sections are kept small to increase on-one-one instruction.
In collaboration with a faculty member, students undertake research projects of their own interest.
The Department of Chemistry is located in the state-of-the-art Goulet Science Center.

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Chemistry Department

Chemistry is by its nature interdisciplinary, drawing on both mathematics and physics to understand basic principles and helping to inform the understanding of structure and reactivity in biological systems. As such, in addition to chemistry, students demonstrate competency in calculus, physics, and biochemistry.

Forensic science seeks to use science to answer legal questions. Drawing on the strengths of the college's chemistry, computer science, and criminal justice programs, the forensic science major is based around core classes in science and criminal justice as well as courses in computer forensics, statistics, image processing, and other electives.

The department engages students in a variety of learning experiences that integrate the teaching and research laboratories with the classroom.

Laboratories are integral to our curriculum, in both a class context and a research context. Hands-on learning is emphasized in most courses and students use modern instrumentation in all laboratory classes. Our classes and labs sections are small, enabling closer contact between the faculty member and our students.

Congratulations to our Chemistry and Forensic Science 2015 graduates!
Class of 2015
Front row (L to R): Christina Arcand, Alex Scafidi, Melissa Silvestri; Back row (L to R): James Cassidy, James Cummings, Allee Ramzi

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Student-Directed Plays Open at Dana Center

Student-Directed Plays Open at Dana Center

Student-Directed Plays Open at Dana Center

Saint Anselm College's theatre group, the Anselmian Abbey Players, will present their annual One-Act Play Festival in the Koonz Theater of the Dana Center on February 4 and 5, and the following weekend on February 12 and 13, with all shows beginning at 7:30 p.m....Read More

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Professor Emeritus Paul Damour '58 Passes Away

Professor Emeritus Paul Damour '58 Passes Away

Professor Emeritus Paul Damour '58 Passes Away

Dr. Paul Lawrence Damour, Saint Anselm College Class of 1958 and professor emeritus of chemistry, passed away on January 30 in Bedford, N.H....Read More

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Fall 2015 Dean's List

Fall 2015 Dean's List

Fall 2015 Dean's List

Saint Anselm College is pleased to announce that 838 students were named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic year. These students earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 for four courses of study....Read More

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Students Take Service to Sites Around Country

Students Take Service to Sites Around Country

Students Take Service to Sites Around Country

Groups of Saint Anselm students travel to eight regions of the U.S. on Saturday, January 9 for the 26th year of Winter Break Alternative (WBA). As part of the college's Service and Solidarity Mission Program, 108 students are volunteering at sites in Appalachia, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Louisiana,...Read More

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Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Democratic Debate

On Saturday, December 19, Saint Anselm College lived up to its reputation as "New Hampshire's Home for Politics," when it hosted the final Democratic Primary Debate of 2015 in partnership with ABC News and the New Hampshire Union Leader....Read More

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Derk Wierda, Ph.D., Chair
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7148
chemistry@anselm.edu

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Read more about chemistry alumna Kristen Frano's experience on the archaeological dig and earning her master's
Kristen Frano '13, chemistry major

As a student, Kristen measured the metal content of Roman coins which led her to a master's in chemistry at William & Mary. Now, she's in the heart of chemical (and historical) testing in colonial Williamsburg. Read her story >>

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