Chemists understand the natural world through the structure and bonding of atoms. From their first course in chemistry, St. Lawrence students learn through hands-on experiences in the classroom and cutting-edge labs. They pursue independent research projects with faculty mentors to discover new medications, forms of renewable energy, and insights into the structure of proteins. Many students present their results at regional and national conferences. Our chemistry program builds from its liberal arts setting to educate the whole person, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) couldn’t agree more, providing us with a grant to create the new Liberal Arts Science Scholars program.
Our chemistry majors have gone on to successful careers and prestigious graduate schools, including: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University, Cornell University, PerkinElmer, University of California, Berkeley, University of California San Diego, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and more.
Every student has the opportunity to do independent research with a faculty mentor. This prepares SLU chemistry and biochemistry majors to pursue graduate school, pre-health careers, teaching certification, employment as lab technicians, or other experiences outside of chemistry, such as the Peace Corps and business.
All chemistry faculty came to SLU because we are passionate about working with students. This shows up both in and out of the classroom. In class, activities, chemistry demos, and group discussion are used to build collaboration. Outside of class, students can connect with faculty through advising, by working as teaching assistants, and through mentored research. And if students ever have questions, they are welcome to stop by our offices…our doors are usually open!
From Adirondack Glaciers to Bronze-Age Microbiomes, Six Science Research Topics That Kept Fellows Fascinated All Summer
Every year, inquisitive students spend their summers at St. Lawrence, working alongside faculty mentors and diving deep into the topics that spark their curiosity. Whether in the field or lab, summer research fellowships make it possible for students with an interest in hard sciences—like chemistry, biology, or math—to gain hands-on experience and communicate their findings.
St. Lawrence University announced its 2022-23 Moving-Up Day academic award winners, as well as Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa’s newest inductees on Saturday, April 29.