Biology Department

Facilities

Buildings

Strosacker Science Center & Moss Laboratory Wing

Strosacker Science Center holds classrooms, laboratories, special research areas and computer resources for the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Departments. The Joseph H. Moss Family Laboratory Wing of Strosacker Science Center, completed in 2008, added laboratories, expanded lecture halls, offices and storage areas to the building. Personnel in Strosacker can be reached by dialing the campus switchboard at (517) 437-7341.

The Herbert Henry Dow Science Building

Dedicated in 1996, the Dow Science Building holds classrooms, laboratories, special research areas and computer resources for the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Departments. The building also houses 14 faculty offices. Personnel in Dow Science can be reached by dialing the campus switchboard at (517) 437-7341.

Laboratories

General Laboratory, Conference Room

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory

The Aquatic Ecology Laboratory is located on the 3rd Floor of the Dow Science Building at Hillsdale College and is under the direction of Dr. Anthony Swinehart. The Aquatic Ecology Laboratory is well-equipped with field equipment and instruments for research in aquatic and wetland ecology and palaeoecology. New equipment is regularly secured for specific student and faculty research projects.

Equipment available to students and faculty for research include:

  • high-quality microscopes
  • analytical balance
  • drying furnace
  • muffle furnace
  • environmental chamber
  • fume hoods
  • aquaria
  • refrigerator / freezer
  • computers
  • coring devices
  • dredges
  • digital water quality meters
  • GPS units
  • sonar
  • tripods & screens
  • water pumps
  • JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope

In addition, several boats are available for student and faculty research and coursework, including:

  • a 18-ft Renken with a 125HP i/o motor
  • a 22-ft pontoon boat
  • a row boat
  • a paddle boat
  • two zodiac-type inflatable boats

Microbiology & Cell Biology Laboratories

Invertebrate & Botany Laboratories