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Research

In collaboration with a faculty member, chemistry majors undertake a research project in an area of their own interest. Research projects completed in recent years include:

  • Analysis of archaeological artifacts from ancient Roman and Etruscan sites
  • Analysis of the factors that influence the infrared spectra of pollen grains
  • Comparison of salamander pheromones by solid-phase micro-extraction
  • Reactions by microwave irradiation

There are opportunities for compensated student research. Saint Anselm College is currently receiving funding from the NH-INBRE grant through which summer research fellowships are available.

Additionally, the Father Michael Custer Summer Research Grant is awarded for a summer research position in collaboration with Chemistry faculty.

Many students have also obtained summer industry positions. Others have participated in academic summer research programs at major research institutions.

Please contact a member of the Chemistry faculty for additional information.