General research laboratories
There are several faculty research laboratories where undergraduate students have active and ongoing research projects taking place. Each contains specific equipment required for each research program. This equipment is shared and available to all faculty.
Microscopy suite houses a number of microscopes for student use in research projects and biomedical course activities. Microscopes available in this research suite include:
- Olympus BX60 system microscope
- Olympus IX81 system microscope
- Olympus IX70 system microscope
Biomolecular and nanomaterials characterization research takes place in several laboratories in the Professional Building common equipment laboratory, small equipment laboratory, and/or Dr. Smith's research laboratory. There are several key pieces of equipment available in these laboratories for biomolecular and nanomaterials characterization.
Other supporting equipment
On the first floor of Temple Hall an Electron Microscopy Laboratory (EML) is available for student use. The EML is a resource asset of the Biomedical Sciences Department, but is operated as an institutional resource center to meet the electron microscopy needs of faculty and students throughout the University. The laboratory provides support services in the preparation of samples for the scanning electron microscope, Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), and the examination of specimens for SEM and energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis.
Food prep is very important for the dietitian. It is hard to educate individuals on healthier food choices and healthier cooking if you don't know about food yourself! So that is what our foods classes are designed to do for the aspiring dietetic professional. Food service management is also a potential career field for dietitians (managing large-scale kitchens at a school or hospital, for example). So kitchen design, equipment, and general food operations are a part of a dietitian's expertise. With all this in mind, the Professional Building houses a beautiful, newly renovated commercial kitchen used by a number of dietetics courses:
- DTN 330 Food Prep
- DTN 331 Food Science
- DTN 437 Quantity Foods
Dietetics students also use the commercial kitchen for special course projects such as food demos and Student Dietetics Association (SDA) uses it for food preparation needs for serving the community.
We also have a computer lab and workroom specifically set up for dietetics students. This area provides comfortable, private study rooms, and is open every weekday. The computers have necessary nutrition software and tutorials to assist students in completing their course work.