Chemistry Department News
This month, St. John Fisher College played host to the 61st Annual ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society. The symposium served as an opportunity for nearly 70 undergraduates from colleges and universities throughout the region to present their original chemistry-related research to peers and professors.
On Tuesday, Nov. 3, St. John Fisher College administrators, faculty, staff, and students formally opened the newly named Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Physical Chemistry Laboratory, located in the Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building.
Anthony Mangan ’09 was recently selected to participate in the Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Program through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Mangan graduated from Fisher with a bachelor’s in chemistry and biology.
The fall 2015 First Friday Lecture Series kicks off with a discussion on the evolving nature of science education at St. John Fisher College. The event, which begins with mass and breakfast at 9 a.m., takes place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Board Room.
St. John Fisher College celebrated the opening of its new Integrated Science and Health Sciences building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The 31,000 square foot academic facility includes two 100-seat classrooms, teaching laboratories, a lab prep room, faculty offices, and breakout spaces for student collaboration.
St. John Fisher College inducted five alumni into the College’s Science and Technology Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 17, as a part of Alumni Weekend. Prior to the induction ceremony, the College also unveiled the Hall of Fame’s new home in the recently opened Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building during a cocktail reception.
Benjamin Haywood, a 2014 graduate of St. John Fisher College’s chemistry program, was recently honored by the Louisiana State University (LSU) Chemistry Department.
Alexey Ignatchenko, assistant professor of chemistry at St. John Fisher College, has been granted a patent for technology that has the potential to revolutionize the production of fertilizers.
Dr. Kermin J. Martínez-Hernández, Dr. Chinwe H. Ikpeze, and Dr. Irene W. Kimaru published an article in the April issue of Educational Research International.
On Tuesday, March 10, the School of Arts and Sciences will host a free screening of the film, “Shadows of the Lynching Tree” from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Basil 135.