Chemistry News


Jan 24, 2024
ACPS Chemistry and Physics Students Visit FSU
Chemistry and Physics Department | For three days in January, Frostburg State University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics had the opportunity to host nearly 275 local high school students and teachers from Allegany County Public Schools.


Dec 20, 2023
Chemistry Major Maxwell Sykes was December 2023 Commencement Speaker
Chemistry and Physics Department | Chemistry major Maxwell Sykes '23 served as the College of Education and Health & Natural Sciences student commencement speaker for December 2023. Congratulations, Max!

Jan 25, 2023
Chemistry Dedicates Student Lounge
Chemistry Department | Chemistry and Physics students have a new place to collaborate! A new student lounge and meeting room was unveiled in room 339B for the start of the spring 2023 semester.

Aug 1, 2023
Chemistry and Physics Join Forces to Create New Department
Chemistry and Physics Department | Chemistry and Physics came together in the fall of 2023 to create a new department in FSU's new College of Education and Health & Natural Sciences.


Jun 15, 2022
Chemistry Alumni Spotlight: Sabrina Martin '21
Chemistry Department | A recent graduate from the FSU Chemistry Department, Sabrina is now a graduate student at Penn State University being awarded a University Graduate Fellowship and the prestigious Walker Fellowship, so she can devote her time to composite fiber research.


Aug 10, 2021
Chemistry Alumni Spotlight: Brandi Binkley '20
Chemistry Department | Brandi is a recent graduate from the Biochemistry Concentration, and is entering a PhD program at WVU. While at FSU, Brandi presented her research at two regional conferences: Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology Regional Chapter and the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the ACS. She also attended the national Gamma Sigma Epsilon Honor Society convention.

Aug 10, 2021
FSU, UMES Unveil Pharmacy Doctorate Partnership
In this collaborative 3 + 3 partnership, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Frostburg State University have formed a new academic partnership offering students an accelerated track to becoming pharmacists in six years.

Apr 20, 2018
Dr. Jason Speights Wins Regents Faculty Award for Mentoring
Physics | Dr. Jason Speights, director of Frostburg State University’s Multimedia Learning Center and Planetarium and assistant professor of physics, has been awarded the Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring, the highest honor that the University of Maryland Board of Regents bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement. He was honored at the April 20, 2018 meeting of the board.


Jul 13, 2020
Dr. Matthew Crawford Named New Department Chair
Dr. Matthew Crawford became the chair of the Chemistry Department in June of 2020. Congratulations Dr. Crawford!

Mar 27, 2020
Research Study on Sitagliptin in Breast Milk
This study is designed to determine if sitagliptin (an active ingredient in the listed medications) is present in breast milk of those who are taking the medications.

Jul 1, 2020
Dr. Frederick Senese publishes Symbolic Mathematics for Chemists
Symbolic Mathematics for Chemists offers students of chemistry a guide to Maxima, a popular open source symbolic mathematics engine that can be used to solve problems, build models, analyze data, and explore fundamental chemistry concepts.

Dec 9, 2020
Student Spotlight: Sophia Staggers
Student Spotlight: Sophia Staggers | Chemistry student, Sophia Staggers, spent 6 weeks during the summer of 2020 doing research related to SARS-CoV2, the virus causing the disease responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about her research and her experience as a chemistry major at FSU.

Jul 23, 2020
Chemistry Alumni Spotlight: Amie Lette '17
Chemistry Department | Currently a Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy, Amie was an involved student during her time at Frostburg State University. Read about our featured alumni.

Dec 2, 2020
Appreciative Advising and Virtual Advising Strategies
Dr. Norris shares how he builds relationships with first-year STEM students and how the pandemic has changed his advising approach.