Instructional Facilities and Laboratories

Teaching Laboratories

Two teaching laboratories of approximately 1000 sq. ft. are available in the Biotechnology Building for instruction in the Bioengineering program: one as a wet laboratory for courses such as BE-351 (Data Acquisition and Analysis) and BE-331 (Biologically-Inspired Design), and one as a dry laboratory for courses such as BE-470 (Autonomous Agents) and BE-461 (Exploring Social Dynamics). These laboratories are equipped with advanced data acquisition and analysis tools, including:

  • PowerLab 4/25T Biological Data Acquisition Systems
  • Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc. ProteinChip Reader
  • Laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer
  • VWR VistaVision Inverted Microscopes
  • VWR VistaVision  Inverted Fluorescence Microscope
  • BioTek Instruments Synergy 2 Multi-Detection Microplate Spectrophotometer
  • Soltec Corporation Thermal Array Recorder
  • Tektronic 2445 150 MHz Oscilloscope
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge 5417R
  • MicroMix - Microplate and Tube Shaker
  • Forma Scientific - Water-Jacketed Incubator
  • BioBot Robots - Autonomous Mobile Robots

Computational facilities

The university has "Information Commons" in the Library where a large number of PCs are available for students. Similar, but smaller, computing facilities are available in other buildings throughout campus. In the Biotechnology Building, approximately 10 PCs are available for general student computing. Students have continual access to the computing tools used in the Bioengineering program (Mathematica, SPLUS, and C++). Mathematica is the primary software package utilized in Bioengineering and each student receives their own copy of the software for their personal computer at no additional cost.

Last Updated: 1/15/14