School of Science Facilities
Science and Allied Health Building
The Science and Allied Health building is scheduled to be complete in early 2016. The new building demonstrates Marist College’s continued commitment to the natural and health sciences and new initiatives in health related graduate programs. The building will house existing programs in Athletic Training, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Medical Technology as well as two planned health-related graduate programs. It will contain a full gross anatomy laboratory and state-of-the-art simulation suite, as well as classrooms, offices, teaching labs, and research space.
The Chemistry Laboratories, located in Donnelly Hall, occupy almost 7000 square and were extensively renovated in 2007. The space contains two large teaching laboratories, a research laboratory, instrument room, computational chemistry space, NMR room, faculty offices and student study suite.
River Laboratory and Monitoring Station
Marist College’s location on the Hudson River make it an ideal location for the study of environmental science. The college maintains a small river laboratory in the Historic Cornell Boathouse on the river front in addition to a monitoring station which pumps water from the river providing near real-time measurements of chemical and physical properties of the river as part of the HRECOS (www.hrecos.org) network.
The Greenhouse at Marist College located at Donnelly Hall is integral part of School of Science. It houses a plant collection for teaching purposes which includes orchids, ferns, bromeliads, and cacti, as well as some rare and unusual plants. The greenhouse also supports faculty and student research projects investigating topics such as heavy metal exposure, effects of nanomaterials, plant reproductive ecology and plant physiological ecology. The miniature desert showcases cacti and succulents demonstrating a range of adaptations to different desert environments. The greenhouse is also included in classroom activities for Plant Biology, General Biology, Plant Physiology and Ecology and Medical Botany.
Because the greenhouse is used at times for classroom activities, student research and is a popular stop during College tours, the only methods are used to control insects in the greenhouse are insecticidal soap, pruning, wiping down leaves with water, and plant disposal. The label “insecticidal” soap is somewhat of a misnomer. It is as safe as the personal hygiene soaps people buy in the supermarket.
Research and Teaching Vessel
A recently (2015) purchased 28 foot pontoon boat allows excellent access to the Hudson River for teaching and research. The vessel incorporates a moon hatch for safe sample collection and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and scientific equipment.
List of Major Equipment Available for Teaching and Research
- Varian Unity 200 MHz NMR Spectrometer
- Thermo Nicolet iS5 ATR-FTIR Spectrometer
- Thermo Solaar M5 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (flame and graphite furnace)
- Thermo iCAP 7000 Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer
- Agilent 8453 UV/Vis Diode Array Spectrometer
- HP 5890 Gas Chromatograph-Flame Ionization Detector
- HP 5890/5973 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer and ECD
- Torion Tridion-9 portable GCMS
- Bruker Tracer III-V+ handheld XRF spectrometer
- Ocean Optics HR2000 Fiber Optic Spectrometer
- Agilent 1100 High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
- Amersham Biosciences Fast Protein Liquid Chromatograph w/fraction collector
- Bio-Rad Versa-Doc Imaging System
- Bio-Rad PROTEAN Isoelectric Focusing Cell
- Sorvall RC-5B Refrigerated Superspeed Centrifuge
- Labconco Freeze Drying System
- Jobin-Yvor Fluoromax-4 Fluorescence Spectrometer
- EcoChemie Autolab Bipotentiostat