KCBS news radio interviewed Saint Mary's Biology ProfessorVidya Chandrasekaran about the current FDA probe into the energy drink Monster. The Food and Drug Administration launched an investigation into the energy drink after five deaths were attributed to consumption of the highly caffeinated beverage.
Jackie Burrell, the Bay Area News Group's food editor stopped by the chemistry lab of SMC professor Michelle Shulman recently. Burrell wanted to learn more about Shulman's annual Jan Term course "How Baking Works: A Tasty Way to Explore Science."
The visit resulted in the news story "St. Mary's puts the chemistry in baking," which appeared in the Time Out section of several Bay Area News Group outlets, including the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News.
Roy Wensley, professor of physics and astronomy, was appointed dean of the School of Science at Saint Mary’s. After a national search, Wensley, who had been serving as interim dean, was named to the permanent position.