Facilities of Chemistry and Physics

The Department of Chemistry and Physics is located in the Glaske Center for Engineering, Science, and Technology (building 22 on the campus map). This 53,000 square foot facility was completed in the summer of 2001 and opened in the fall semester of '01.

The building is state of the art featuring digital projectors and networked computers in every classroom and ductless fume hoods in every laboratory. In addition to instructional labs in physics and chemistry, the building also contains a laboratory for undergraduate research and a student resource room.


Setting up the organic lab
Setting up the organic chemistry laboratory in the summer of '01.

Glaske's Great Hall
The Great Hall
Outside the Glaske Center
Outside view of Glaske


Computer interfaced instruments:

  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AA)
  • Gas chromatograph (GC)
  • Gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FT-IR)
  • Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer (UV-vis)
  • Fiber optic fluorescence CCD spectrophotometer
  • Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectrophotometer (FT-NMR)
  • Gamry electrochemical potentiometer
  • NexStar 11 GPS telescope


Other laboratory equipment:

  • Laser optic setup
  • Tube furnace
  • Muffle oven
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM) available through the welding engineering department.
  • Computers with chemical modeling program such as Gaussian and Spartan, are also available
  • Computer server with sixteen processors running high level chemical modeling programs such as GAMESS.