Our 80,000-square-foot biology and chemistry building, dedicated on September 19-20, 2003, provides flexible teaching spaces, research laboratories located directly across from faculty offices, and a number of small, public gathering places designed to encourage students to work together in informal groups. View photos of our science equipment.
The building includes the following:
- 1,100 data outlets
- Integrated labs
- Balance and instrument rooms
- Laser lab
- Superconducting 400 MHz NMR spectrometer
- Two molecular labs
- Cold and Warm rooms
- An animal facility
- Reading room overlooking the Fuller Arboretum
The Department boasts of a fine collection of "standard" instrumentation, such as a diode-array UV-Vis spectrophotometer, an FTIR spectrometer, a scanning UV-Vis spectrophotometer, a spectrofluorimeter, two gas chromatographs and two modular HPLC systems. A central theme of our curriculum is that students have hands-on use of all Department instruments. See pictures of Wabash students in various chemistry labs.
Instruments which are not routinely found in chemistry departments in other small colleges include:
- A 400 MHz multi-nuclear, super-conducting Fourier Transform nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) spectrometer for use in teaching and research.
- A fully-equipped laser spectroscopy laboratory, featuring a pulsed Nd:YAG laser system and a high resolution Raman spectrometer system, used to study the structures and dynamics of transition metal complexes.
- A GC/Mass Spec (gas chromatograph with quadrupole mass spectrometer detector) for analysis of complex mixtures.
- Two 96-well plate readers, capable of doing fluorescence and kinetic analysis.
MAJORS, MINORS AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- ACCOUNTING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- COMPUTER SCIENCE (MINOR)
- EDUCATION STUDIES (MINOR)
- ENGINEERING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- GENDER STUDIES (MINOR)
- INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (MINOR)
- MODERN LANGUAGES
- MULTICULTURAL AMER. STUDIES (MINOR)
- PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-PROFESSIONAL)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE