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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 2016 award winners!
2016 Seniors
Front row (L to R): Briana Capistran (Forensic Science Award), Jackie Kelley (ACS Chemistry degree), Whitney Moreau (ACS Chemistry degree), and Briana Goddard (American Institutes of Chemistry Award, ACS Chemistry degree); Back row (L to R): Nick Bompastore (ACS Biochemistry degree), Nancy Ngyuen (ACS Chemistry degree), Chuck Dooley (American Institue of Chemists, ACS Chemistry degree), Drew Sparks (ACS Chemistry degree)

Not pictured: Joey Pisano (Organic chemistry award), Eric Newcomb (Physical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry Award)

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Woo Encourages Graduates to Believe in Strength, Trust in God

Woo Encourages Graduates to Believe in Strength, Trust in God

Woo Encourages Graduates to Believe in Strength, Trust in God

On Saturday, May 20 at Saint Anselm College's 124th commencement exercises, speaker and honorary degree recipient Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo addressed 442 members of the class of 2017, offering them advice on the next phase of their lives....Read More

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Student Donations Provide Food, Clothing, Furniture to Local Families

Student Donations Provide Food, Clothing, Furniture to Local Families

Student Donations Provide Food, Clothing, Furniture to Local Families

More than 80 local families, and several charitable organizations benefitted from the generosity of Anselmians who donated to this year's Food Clothing and Furniture Drive....Read More

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99% of the Class of 2016 Employed, in School, Volunteering

99% of the Class of 2016 Employed, in School, Volunteering

99% of the Class of 2016 Employed, in School, Volunteering

Within six months of graduating, 99% of the class of 2016 were continuing their education, working full-time, and volunteering around the globe....Read More

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SOAR Distinguished Speaker Panel and Science Poster Presentation

SOAR Distinguished Speaker Panel and Science Poster Presentation

SOAR Distinguished Speaker Panel and Science Poster Presentation

On April 27, Saint Anselm College's SOAR program concluded its month-long celebration of academic excellence with the New Hampshire Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) Speaker Panel and the Science Poster and Reception....Read More

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Twenty-one Candidates Receive Sacraments of Christian Initiation

Twenty-one Candidates Receive Sacraments of Christian Initiation

Twenty-one Candidates Receive Sacraments of Christian Initiation

On Sunday, April 23, during Mass in the Abbey Church, 21 members of the college community received sacraments of Christian Initiation, the largest group in recent memory....Read More

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Carolyn Weinreb, Ph.D., Chair
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7154
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 >>

Developing Ethical and Responsible Scientists

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Download our Chemistry Department informational brochure (PDF/513KB) for an introduction to our department

Download our Forensic Science brochure (PDF/433KB) for an introduction to our forensics program.

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