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Research and Teaching Labs

Bren Hall features environmentally friendly state-of-the-art teaching laboratories where accessible leading-edge analytical instrumentation supports advanced research techniques. In addition to state-of-the art teaching labs and computing labs, Bren Hall is home to several specialized spaces and an impressive inventory of equipment and instruments to support high-level research.

Watershed Science Teaching Laboratory (BH 1027)

  • 950 square feet; laboratory facility
  • Located on the second floor of Bren Hall
  • Serves as the primary staging area for field investigation, experimentation, and analysis for scientific research and teaching in hydrology, meteorology, physical limnology, and oceanography.

Amenities: Dedicated for small teaching groups; Large whiteboard

Biogeochemistry Teaching Laboratory (BH 2015)

  • 950 square feet; Laboratory facility
  • Located on the second floor of Bren Hall
  • Supports the Bren School's interdisciplinary curriculum in biology, geology, and chemistry.

GIS/Environmental Modeling Teaching Laboratory (BH 3035)

  • 950 square feet; Laboratory facility
  • Located on the third floor of Bren Hall
  • Supports the Bren curriculum in computational modeling, geographic information systems, and environmental information management.

Amenities: 36 high-end GIS workstations and 1 podium workstation; Dual projectors and amplified audio accessible from the podium location; Campus and departmental wifi; Large whiteboards.

Student Computing Facility (BH 3022)

The SCF is a general use computing space that offers a variety of individual workstations and collaborative spaces.

Amenities: 16 workstations; 4 large and 1 small collaborative work areas; Large whiteboards; Campus and departmental wifi; Color and black/white printers are available for printing needs

Micro-Environmental Imaging & Analysis Facility (MEIAF) (BH 1006)

The MEIAF is a state-of-the-art imaging facility for both academic and non-academic research. It features an environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) with X-ray microanalysis and a cold stage that together enable high-resolution imaging of hydrated specimens, observation of dynamic experiments such as crystal formation and dehydration, freeze-fracturing, and ultra-low temperature imaging. Applications range from microelectronics to forensic science. MEIAF comprises equipment and personnel, which together offer a wealth of new imaging possibilities for researchers in academia, government, and industry.

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