Instruments & Facilities



  • confocal microscope, which provides ability to see living cells under a variety of light and florescent wavelengths
  • scanning electron microscope
  • walk-in cold room
  • walk-in warm room
  • aquarium room

Natural Features

  • a greenhouse with headhouse and herbarium
  • 108 acre main campus with our own lake (Mirror Lake)
  • a boathouse with three canoes and three row boats
  • the Hurley-Tieben Nature Area on campus with a restored prairie, small wooded area, two bee hives, a compost area, and Cougar Way Trail
  • two rain gardens and a bird garden
  • a photovoltaic array, providing shaded parking and renewable energy to power Hutzell Gymnasium

Classrooms & Laboratories

  • 150 seat Gunderson Auditorium
  • a microbiology laboratory
  • a human anatomy and physiology laboratory
  • a 14 person computer laboratory
  • a principles of biology laboratory
  • a biotechnology laboratory
  • three general purpose classrooms/laboratories
  • review lab for studying specimens before a test

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Lab partners helping each other.