SMC Fall Preview Day I - School of Science

Date & Time 
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 09:30 to 10:45

Department Chairs and Faculty will be present to answer questions about the School of Science, in general, and specifically, to discuss course requirements for majors and minors, research opportunities, workshop and conference participation, and clubs and social function.

San Jose Mercury News Profiles Jan Term Science of Baking Course

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. 

Sabbatical Presentations

Date & Time 
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 12:30 to 14:00

Elena Escalera, Associate Professor of Psychology, "Working With Natural Language Databases: "The Story of Peahead"

Graham Foust, Associate Professor of English, "Translating Ernst Meister"

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and Scholarship

New Leadership for School of Science

Photo by Gabrielle Diaz '11.

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.

Out of This World

By Erin Hallissy

Students Enjoy Rare Opportunity to Research the Galaxies

Courtesy of the NAIC - Arecibo Observatory, a facility of the NSF

$100,000 Science Challenge Grant

By Mike McAlpin

Dr. Karl Beutner '71 and Mary Buetner.

Not Your Average Chemistry Lab

By Mike McAlpin
Photography by Allyson Wiley '02

Urban environmental issues class studies at former military base...


Steve Bachofer works with students. The class used the former Alameda Naval Air Station as a lab.

Grant Expands Summer Science Research

By Mike McAlpin


Biochemistry major Gabrielle Diaz ’11.

All the World's a Lab

By John Grennan

Science students and faculty mentors spend summers in unconventional classrooms

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