Chemistry Department Facilities
Chemistry Department Instrumentation
The Chemistry Department manages a large suite of instrumentation suitable for both teaching and research. These instruments are available for all faculty and students to utilize in research projects as well as for laboratory classroom use. A partial list of instrumentation holdings can be reviewed in greater detail HERE.
Chemistry Research Laboratories
Research laboratories are designed to facilitate carrying out research projects jointly between chemistry majors and their faculty mentors. Each faculty member has one or more laboratory spaces for carrying out research with students.
Chemistry Teaching Laboratories
The chemistry teaching lab spaces are designed to maximize interaction between the students and lab instructors. Each type of lab space, i.e., General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Advanced Chemistry Labs, are specifically designed to meet the demands and needs of the particular course.
Berry College Science Center
The Chemistry Department is housed within the Berry College Science Center. This ultra-modern $25 million, 130,000-sq. ft. science center, situated between Evans Hall and Hermann Hall in the heart of the main campus, opened for classes in January 2001. The departments of biology, chemistry, mathematical sciences, and physics, astronomy, and geology are located within. The facility has a number of state-of-the-art general and specialized laboratories for aquatics, tissue culture, microscopy/image analysis, and for specialized instrumentation. It is equipped with two controlled-temperature environmental chambers, three greenhouses, a robotics lab, and a darkroom.
Thirty faculty/student team research laboratories provide the facilities needed for sophisticated research and contribute to the work-study and directed-study programs. In addition, the building contains a 200-seat, multimedia auditorium; 19 lecture classrooms that are adaptable to different modes of teaching, including four electronic classrooms; 18 classroom laboratories, 7 library/reading rooms, and laboratories suitable to studies by groups of students in cooperative efforts. Two outdoor amphitheaters are suitable for lectures, informal meetings, or casual gatherings. Throughout, the building was constructed with emphases on safety, technology, and efficiency. For more information, including photos, about the Science Center, please click HERE.