The Department of Biology maintains teaching and undergraduate research laboratories that provide students hands-on experience with equipment and techniques that are of fundamental importance to the field of biology. We have state-of-the-art molecular biology capabilities, cell and bacterial culture equipment, and field work opportunities. To support our teaching and research efforts we have an indoor greenhouse, a Zebrafish housing unit, and other relevant equipment (compound fluorescent microscope, a transmission electron microscope, and dissecting and compound microscopes) that allow us to provide our students hands-on practical experience to achieve competence and confidence in a laboratory setting. Additionally, we have designated faculty and student research space and many of our students pursue independent research projects in areas of faculty expertise.
The Department of Chemistry occupies the first floor of the Joseph S. Skalny Science Center and consists of six class-size laboratories for courses or research, two instrumentation laboratories, and a computer laboratory. The department’s modern, research-grade instrumentation includes: infrared and ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers, a multinuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, an atomic absorption spectrometer, differential scanning calorimeters, and vapor-phase and high-performance liquid chromatographs.
The Department of Physics has four well-designed laboratories and a room with well-equipped benches, computers, and storage space for individual research. Among the modern instruments in these laboratories are: e/m apparatus, Franck Hertz apparatus, x-ray diffraction apparatus, precision optical bench, and portable six-inch reflecting telescopes.