June 02, 2017
Newburgh, NY -
About a dozen Mount chemistry students volunteered at the
recent Nora Cronin Presentation Academy Science Day. Photo
Mount Saint Mary College science students recently wowed the
seventh and eighth graders of Nora Cronin Presentation Academy with
colorful chemistry activities after school.
The youngsters learned how to make slime, Shrinky Dinks, and
“pop rockets” with household products; tested for starch in foods;
The Mount students have been participating in community service
projects throughout the semester as a part of chemistry professor
Lynn Maelia’s Chemical Principles II course. This has been a
requirement of the course for more than 15 years.
Other activities the students have lent their skills to include
judging science fair projects at the Heritage Middle School science
fair, running hands-on forensics activities at the Girls Rock STEM
Day at SUNY New Paltz, and overseeing Family Science Night with
Newburgh’s Project L.I.F.E.
Courses from earth science to organic chemistry, taught by the
Mount’s expert faculty, are the backbone for the college’s strong
degree programs in biology or chemistry. They also prepare students
for graduate study – including physician assistant, medical,
veterinary, and dental school – and for careers in industry or
education. Students engage in research with faculty, service
opportunities, and internships at science-related sites ranging
from healthcare providers and laboratories to attractions like Walt
Disney World Animal Kingdom.
Left: Mount “Chemistry Ambassadors” assist a young student with
forensic activities during Girls Rock STEM Day at SUNY New Paltz.
Right: With the aid of Mount Saint Mary College science majors,
a young student creates slime during Project L.I.F.E.’s Family
Night. Photo provided.