Facilities

The Department of Natural Sciences and Environmental Health is located in two buildings: the modern science and technology center (STC) houses biology, bioinformatics and environmental health classrooms, research and laboratories.  Integrated computer labs are available on the first and second floors, as well as modern laboratory equipment.  Faculty offices and research labs are also located here, as well as graduate students facilities.  

The two-story complex of Fielding L. Wright (FLW) and the Old Classroom Building (CRB) house the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Computer Information and Services. The CRB part of the building was constructed in 1951 and renovated in 1994-95. The FLW part of the complex was constructed in 1967, occupied in 1969, and renovated in 1995-96. The part of the complex devoted to science instruction and research is 47,506 square feet. A technology support and learning center for the sciences and mathematics majors, faculty-staff lounge/conference room, and storage area are available to the science faculty, staff, and students.

There are five teaching laboratories in FLW shared by biology and environmental health. Research is conducted in faculty research laboratories and in the laboratory preparation-research rooms in FLW and STC buildings. Additional research facilities include the greenhouse and the animal holding facility, a photographic darkroom, research ponds, and an outdoor science laboratory. The chemistry program has four teaching laboratories for general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical and physical chemistry and two research laboratories. The physics facility consists of two laboratories combined with the outdoor instrumentation for photovoltaics research.

There are two laboratories for the Physical Sciences: Chemical Analysis Laboratory, Environmental Analysis Laboratory and a Bioinformatics Laboratory.  Chemistry and physics faculty offices and labs are located in the FLW building.