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.