Biology, chemistry, and biochemistry: Faculty and students have room to conduct sophisticated experiments that contribute to the knowledge that shapes our world. They can pursue promising grants in biofuels, for example, because they have enough space to grow the algae or work with other potential sources of alternative energy.
Math: Students have opportunity to further develop their ability to learn mathematics independently, to make connections between different branches of mathematics, and to work closely with faculty members.
Greenhouse: Faculty and students grow plants for study and research, for community outreach, and for showing teachers how to use plants to enrich a math/science curriculum. It's also used for horticultural therapy — a discipline that has been proven beneficial for clients who have had strokes or traumatic brain injury.
Some rooms are designed especially to accommodate small groups working on projects, helping enable interdisciplinary learning.
Interdisciplinary lab: Joint projects among math, chemistry, biology, and health and human services students occur here.
Professional development: Workshops for teachers in the greater Rochester area provide the latest in math and science teaching approaches and use of technologies in the classroom.
Students and faculty can conduct sophisticated experiments
Some rooms, such as the interdisciplinary lab, are designed specifically to facilitate collaboration across departments