Chemistry Department is located on the third floor of Brousseau Hall.
In addition to the research labs, the facilities include two general
chemistry labs, and organic chemistry and advanced organic chemistry,
physical chemistry, and several instrumentation labs. The labs
have been designed to maximize safety and enhance the students lab
experience. The maximum capacity of each lab is capped at 16
which allows each student to have their own work area and with four
large hoods per lab, ample hood space. Furthermore, the advanced
organic lab includes two walk-in hoods. Each lab is fitted with
overhead projection systems for lectures and student presentations.
faculty at Saint Mary’s are committed to providing a strong lab
experience for undergraduate students, both through independent
research and as part of the general curriculum. The importance
of an independent research experience in the overall education of
chemistry students cannot be overemphasized. Please see the individual
faculty homepages for more on the ongoing research projects. Chemistry
majors are encouraged to participate in the summer research program at
Saint Mary’s or other institutions. Project oriented labs are also used
in the general curriculum to give all the chemistry students an
opportunity to design experiments and develop the interpretive and
problem solving skills required for research. Furthermore, use of the
advanced instrumentation available at Saint Mary’s is introduced into
the introductory labs. Please see the photos below of the facilities
and available instrumentation.