Facilities & Strengths

  • Doane Hall of Chemistry provides state-of-the-art facilities for upper-level instruction in chemistry and for student research.
  • Nearly 45 computer workstations are located in the science center for student use.
  • In addition to standard instruments, undergraduates also have access to liquid chromatographs, UV-visible spectrophotometers, a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, four Fourier transform infrared spectrometers, microwave reactors, a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer and a liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer.
  • Through cooperation with other departments on campus, an atomic absorption spectrometer is used by chemistry students in classes and for research.
  • A $200,000 grant from the Thomas Lord Charitable Trust funded the modernization of introductory chemistry labs in Carr Hall.
  • A $487,000 grant from the Sherman-Fairchild Foundation was awarded to the natural science division to purchase instrumentation that will support the chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics and geology departments’ curriculum and research students.