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Chemistry Department News


College Welcomes New Faculty for 2014-15 Academic Year


This academic year, St. John Fisher College has welcomed several new faculty. Some have previously served as adjunct faculty members, while others are new to the College. Read More

Pittsford High School AP Chemistry Students work with Fisher Faculty on Project, Presentation

Pittsford High School AP Chemistry Students work with Fisher Faculty on Project, Presentation


Over the summer, a group of 50 AP Chemistry students from Pittsford Sutherland High School (PSHS) presented their Problem-Based Learning (PBL) projects in the Golisano Midway Level at Fisher. The event was part of a community partnership established between Dr. Marie Lo Re and Mrs. Eileen Malloy Desormeaux from PSHS and Dr. Nahyr D. Rovira-Figueroa and Dr. Kermin Martínez-Hernández from Fisher’s Chemistry Department. Read More

Chemistry Faculty Members Present at Biennial Conference on Chemical Education


Dr. Kermin J. Martínez-Hernández, Assistant Professor in Chemistry; Dr. Kris Lantzky-Eaton, Associate Professor in Chemistry; Dr. Nahyr D. Rovira-Figueroa, General Chemistry Coordinator Adjunct Faculty; and Professor Lafayette Eaton, Adjunct Faculty, presented oral presentations at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education in Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI on August 3-7. Read More

St. John Fisher College Breaks Ground for New Science Building

St. John Fisher College Breaks Ground for New Science Building


Earlier today, St. John Fisher College officials broke ground on the College’s much anticipated Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building, slated to open in fall 2015. The new building is part of the College’s Building for the Future initiative. Read More

Kimaru Awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Kimaru Awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship


Dr. Irene Kimaru, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has received a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF), a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Read More

President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors

President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors


A total of 50 graduating seniors were honored on Friday, May 9, when students, their families and friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Cleary Family Auditorium for the annual President’s Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented by Dr. Donald Bain and members of the Fisher faculty. Read More

Chemistry Alumni Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Awards


Kacie Rich ’13, Corinne Kingsley ’12, and Arielle Mensch ’12, three former Chemistry majors, recently received awards from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Read More

Chemistry Adjunct Receives Honorable Mention


Lafayette Eaton, an Adjunct Professor in the Chemistry Department, received an honorable mention in the Turnitin All-Star Award Program. He was nominated for the award by Fisher’s Educational Technologist, Katie McDonald. Read More

Faculty and Students Awarded Grants for Service-Learning Projects


At the start of the spring semester, six students and four faculty members received good news and learned that their applications for the Community-Based Service-Learning Civic Engagement grant had been approved. The College’s Center for Community Engagement funded the grant submissions to be put towards spring semester service-learning courses. Read More

’75 Alumna is Keynote Speaker at 2014 Science Scholars Symposium


The Annual Science Scholars Program Symposium Lecture will feature keynote speaker Dr. Martha Mutschler-Chu ’75, Professor in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Basil 135. It is free and open to the public. Read More


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