Facilities & Resources

A variety of cutting-edge resources are available to the biology and the geoscience major. You will gain experience with these tools as you obtain your degree.

For molecular/cell biology you will have access to dedicated research laboratories containing modern equipment like:

  • Thermal cyclers for polymerase chain reaction
  • Laminar Flow Chambers and CO2 incubators for mammalian cell culture
  • Epi-fluorescence research microscope with digital image analysis system
  • Research lab centrifuges and microcentrifuges
  • DNA agarose and PAGE electrophoresis,
  • -70°C ultralow freezers
  • Media prep facility containing hospital autoclave
  • Research SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)

In Exploration Ecology/Organismal biology:

  • Access to research facilities at Pymatuning Ecology Laboratory, Allegheny National Forest, and old-growth stands in Cook Forest State Park
  • Field equipment ranging from GPS units, tracking devices, and backpack shockers
  • Boat and motor
  • Environmental chambers
  • Live animal facility with housing for fish, amphibians, reptiles and rodents
  • Water chemistry lab
  • Vertebrate teaching collection with more than 2,000 specimens of fish, reptiles and mammals
  • Herbarium with more than 1,500 specimens of plants.

In Geoscience:

  • The "access to Allegheny National Forrest"
  • Field equipment ranging from GPS, Trebble field research units, ground penetrating radar
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) computer lab
  • Computer Cartography computer lab

Laboratories for undergraduate teaching and research:

  • Seven undergraduate research labs
  • Molecular biology lab
  • Cell biology lab
  • Microbiology lab
  • Media prep facility containing hospital autoclave
  • Ecology lab
  • Genetics/physiology lab
  • Invertebrate biology lab
  • Seven "smart" classrooms
  • Freshman Biology lab (majors)
  • Meteorology lab
  • Mineral/Petrology Geology lab
  • Hydrogeology lab
  • Climatology lab
  • Rock preparation lab
  • Soils preparation lab
  • Physical Geology lab

Computer lab:

  • Multi-disciplinary lab primarily designated for science students.

Last Updated 4/9/18