Huntington University opened a newly-constructed, 90,000 square-foot Science Hall for the Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences in 2002. The new learning center features a quality learning environment with student-friendly spaces, teaching and research specialty equipment, well-designed laboratories and research spaces, and multimedia classrooms in rich, art-infused aesthetic surroundings.
The Huntington University Herbarium was founded in 1903, by Dr. Fred Loew. Currently, the Herbarium contains approximately 10,000 specimens.
Instrumentation and Equipment
The Biology and Chemistry Departments at Huntington University provide ready access for undergraduate students to receive mentoring in using professional scientific equipment and research-grade instrumentation.
Instrumentation and equipment in the biology department includes:
- Video-interfaced stereoscopic microscopes
- Fluorescence microscope
- Physiological monitoring equipment
- Anatomical software, models, and specimens
- Nucleotide and protein electrophoresis equipment
- High performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC)
- UV-Visible spectrophotometer
- Vernier LabPro interfaces
- Laminar-flow hood specially designed for sterile specimen preparation
- Modern climate-controlled greenhouse
Instrumentation available in the chemistry department includes:
Undergraduate research experiences, internships, and job-shadowing experiences is encouraged and are available through a variety of on- and off-campus learning opportunities. These include summer research experiences, internships in research labs, clinical job-shadowing experiences, career-oriented January Term courses, attending professional meetings and seminars, and medical missions trips, and summer research internships.