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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.

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.

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New Faculty Ready to Teach

New Faculty Ready to Teach

New Faculty Ready to Teach

Seven assistant professors join the college's distinguished faculty this fall, bringing teaching and research experience in areas such as Alzheimer's Disease, African history, and the reason why snakes flick their tongues....Read More

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Marc LaForce Receives Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award

Marc LaForce Receives Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award

Marc LaForce Receives Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award

F. Marc LaForce, a member of the Class of 1960, has been selected to receive the 2015 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award....Read More

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Spring 2014 Dean's List

Spring 2014 Dean's List

Spring 2014 Dean's List

Saint Anselm is pleased to announce that 735 students were named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. ...Read More

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Students Develop Research Skills Through Summer Grant

Students Develop Research Skills Through Summer Grant

Students Develop Research Skills Through Summer Grant

This summer, students are studying viruses that can kill antibiotic-resistant human pathogens and observing how sunfish choose their mates through the NH-INBRE program....Read More

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College Celebrates Study of the Humanities

College Celebrates Study of the Humanities

College Celebrates Study of the Humanities

On April 29, Saint Anselm College will celebrate the humanities in a program called "Portraits Along the Way: A Tribute to the Humanities Program."...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

Alumni Spotlight

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/1.4MB) for an introduction to our department