Facilities

Housed in the Moody Science Building, Wayland’s labs are designed to meet the needs of students in biology courses, as well as those studying chemistry.

Our laboratory space includes a separate lab for general, analytical, organic, and physical / instrumental laboratories.

Our growing list of modern chemical instruments includes: PerkinElmer Atomic Absorption/Emission spectrometer, PerkinElmer PC-controlled FTIR, PerkinElmer PC-controlled gas chromatograph with both capillary and packed column capability, ThermoSpectronic PC controlled UV-Vis spectrometer, a PC-controlled Shimadzu LC20AT HPLC with SPD-S20A photodiode array detector, and a StellarNet fiber optic UV-Vis capable of transmission, reflectance and spectral radiometry.

Our graduates are thoroughly trained on these instruments and are readily able to enter the professional chemistry community where these types of instruments are now everyday tools.

The Cloudcroft Field Station is located in the Sacramento Mountains and adjacent Lincoln National Forest just east of the mountain village of Cloudcroft, NM.  Students and faculty from the School of Math and Science use the station as a home base for field biology class field trips and for field research opportunities in the area.  Within an hour drive, multiple “Life Zones” can be visited, from alpine tundra to mixed-conifer forest to Chihuahuan Desert ecosystems, with opportunities for studying a variety of plants and animals. Fun and educational excursions to White Sands and Organ Mountains National Monuments and other points of interest are all within reach from the field station.