Morgan-Jones Science Center
Prepare to enter a building like you've never seen before. With 20,000 square feet in use on the top level as lab space, as well as classrooms on the first level, the Morgan Jones Science Center was at one point named the college building of the month. The center does not look unusual from the outside; however, within is a new dimension in science education.
Morgan-Jones was created to perfectly fit the necessities of various science classes. Whether students need to work on a project during class, or have to come in to make it up at a later time, the lab is always accessible and therefore encourages students to be successful. The logistics center is open during the time of the lab; therefore, if students encounter any questions or problems they may ask the personnel to help with whatever services needed.
Upstairs we have the multi-purpose lab with 226 workstations, featuring:
Animal Complex with Operating Room
Environmental Growth Chambers
Woodworking and Glassblowing Shop
Downstairs we have:
Computer Laboratories (2)
Herbarium with more than 10,000 specimens
Psychology Laboratory Complex
Sterile Culture Laboratory
Students take advantage of the wireless network in the Morgan Jones Science Center to complete lab reports
With this massive amount of space, as many as 240 students (or approximately five classes) can work at the same time. The building is constructed so that sound does not travel, therefore, the teachers' instructions do not interfere with one another.
In each classroom, students are assigned individuals tables and keep them throughout the year, so they may leave experiments set up, and return to finish them later. Because the self-service wall makes it possible to by-pass the stockroom attendant for most supplies, students have access to supplies during the 18 hours in which the laboratory is open. Looking for a career in science beyond college? All students are certified on how to use the equipment in the lab -- a great resume builder.
Downstairs you can find faculty offices, a sterile transfer area, herbarium, the Nucleus (a private study area for science students open 24 hours), the math department reading room, as well as two math computer labs. Also, most science classes and science teachers' offices are located on the first level of the building; therefore, if you have a question all you have to do is walk downstairs to locate your professor.