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Amy Cannon '97

Sustainable Science - Amy Cannon, class of 1997

Amy Cannon, class of 1997, holds the world's first doctorate in green chemistry, and she uses it to find safer technologies for everything from solar energy conductors to hair perm devices. She is the co-founder and executive director of Beyond Benign, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness of "green chemistry." Read more >>

Brian Corbett '02

Dedicated to Teaching - Brian Corbett, class of 2002

"The science behind cooking techniques has to do with energy transfer," he says. "Food is something we all have in common. It's a universal interest. When we separate a homogeneous mixture into curds and whey to make ricotta cheese, or talk about how the density of an egg changes as it gets older, it's an opportunity to teach them something they understand." Read more >>

Marc Dupre, class of 1995

At the Scene of the Crime - Marc Dupre, class of 1995

As a freshman, Marc Dupre liked the idea of detective work but was not sure what role he wanted to play in law enforcement. A professor suggested he change his major to chemistry. Now a criminalist at the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, the Manchester, N.H., native helps unravel major crime mysteries. Read more>>

Chemistry alumna Kristen Frano, class of 2012 is earning her master's in chemistry at William and Mary

A Passion for Artifacts - Kristen Frano, class of 2013

Conducting research at the college's archaeological dig site in Italy helped Kristen Frano discover her passion for working with artifacts. It led her to earn her master's in chemistry at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. where she is surrounded by history and cultural objects to study. Read more >>

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Discovering Drug Therapies - Judith Kelleher-Andersson, class of 1981

Biochemist Judith Kelleher-Andersson, Ph.D. turned to chemistry after working with biochemisty Professor Daniel Lavoie. Today, Kelleher-Andersson is the founder, president, and chief scientific officer of Neuronascent, Inc., a biotechnology startup where she works to discover drug therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's. Read more >>

Jen Pace of the class of 2013 is earning her doctorate at the University of Connecticut

Doctoral Program Supports Hopes for a Cure - Jennifer Pace, class of 2013

Jennifer Pace, of the class of 2013, dives into her doctoral program at the University of Connecticut head-first this summer, hoping her research impacts suffering patients as well as science. Read more »