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Chemistry Alum Wins Prestigious Gilliam Fellowship from Howard Hughes Medical Institute


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. Read More

October First Friday Lecture Explores Evolving Nature of Science Education

October First Friday Lecture Explores Evolving Nature of Science Education


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. Read More

Fisher Celebrates Opening of New Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building

Fisher Celebrates Opening of New Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building


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. Read More

College Inducts Five into Science and Technology Hall of Fame

College Inducts Five into Science and Technology Hall of Fame


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. Read More

Chemistry Graduate Wins TA Scholar Award from LSU


Benjamin Haywood, a 2014 graduate of St. John Fisher College’s chemistry program, was recently honored by the Louisiana State University (LSU) Chemistry Department. Read More

Fisher Researcher Awarded Patent for New Technology


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. Read More

Education, Chemistry Professors Publish Article for Educational Research International


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. Read More

School of Arts and Sciences to Host Free Screening of “Shadows of the Lynching Tree”


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. Read More

Fisher Faculty Talk Love in Time for Valentine’s Day


Members of the Fisher faculty will be talking about love from their research field perspectives during a panel on Thursday, February 12, beginning at 5:30 in Basil 200. The event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences. Read More

Martínez-Hernández, Rovira-Figueroa, and Eaton presented at STANYS Conference


Dr. Kermin J. Martínez-Hernández, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Dr. Nahyr D. Rovira-Figueroa, General Chemistry Coordinator Adjunct Faculty; and Professor Lafayette Eaton, Chemistry Adjunct Faculty, presented two workshops at the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) Conference. The conference was held from November 1-4 in Rochester. Read More


Upcoming Chemistry Events

Loss Science Lecture Series - "The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: How Optics May Change Everything"

Tue., October 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM
The 2015 Loss Science Lecture Series speaker is Dr. Christopher Palmer '84. Twenty years ago, a planet was discovered orbiting a star other than our Sun. Since that time, optical techniques have led to the identification of over 5,500 potential planets outside our Solar System, of which almost 2,000 have been confirmed. Today’s state-of-the-art astronomical telescopes have been trained on nearby star systems, and highly specialized optical instrumentation is being used to analyze the light from these telescopes to search for extrasolar planets and to determine the composition of their atmospheres. The identification of certain gases in these atmospheres may help us answer a profound question: might there exist life on another planet? Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m., with a dessert reception to follow. The Robert and Janice Loss Science Lecture Series was established in 2003 to promote the study of sciences amongst high school and college students.

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