Friday afternoon Tours
Friday afternoon tours
All are planning to end at 5:00pm
3:00 pm Hancock Biological Station - The Hancock Biological Station (HBS), located on Kentucky Lake less than 20 minutes from the campus, is a year-round teaching and research ecosystem facility where students have unique opportunities to interact with faculty and visiting scientists. A variety of field courses are taught each summer at the Station. Meet in front of Curris Center for van pickup. 2 hour round trip returning to Curris Center at 5pm.
4:00 Biology Building - was completed in 2008. It houses 7 teaching labs, several lecture spaces, 12 research labs, office space, the Herbarium, Animal Collection, Animal Care Facility and a Molecular Biology Facility. Additional Biology teaching and research spaces are located in Jones Hall (Chemistry) and the new Engineering Physics Buildings. Meet in the lobby.
4:00 MARC/Geosciences - The tour will bring conference attendees to the Mapping Applications and Resource Center (MARC) on the 4th floor of the Blackburn Science Building. We will show our computer classrooms, large-format scanners and printers, and GPS equipment for geospatial technologies. The participants will visit our Terrain Modeling Lab that houses a stream table, an augmented reality sandbox, and a 3D printer. They will also visit our Environmental Monitoring and Modeling lab. We will meet in the 4th floor hallway on the east side of Blackburn, outside of computer classroom 425.
4:00 New Institute of Engineering facility - The Engineering and Physics building was completed in 2017 and houses the Institute of Engineering – mainly programs in Engineering Physics (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Instrumentation and Aerospace Engineering) and Physics. Student laboratory spaces associated with these programs include: Physics electricity and magnetism, Physics mechanics, circuits, fluid mechanics, standards/measurement, senior design, rapid prototype, optics, astronomy, and the high-bay research and development lab. In addition, there are lab and research spaces for Biology and Chemistry. Engineering and Physics faculty have dedicated research labs to include: solid state Physics, advanced Physics, astrophysics, swarm systems, automated manufacturing, non-destructive testing, thermos-fluid energy devices, power systems, and laser and photonics. Meet in the lobby.
4:00 Chemistry Building - In May 2009, the Department of Chemistry moved into the newly constructed Jesse D. Jones Hall. In our main entryway we feature a Living Periodic Table, built by Mr Jim Barnett, displaying many samples of actual elements. The Chemical Services Laboratory provides state of the art chemical analytical services and expertise in the areas of Environmental Analysis, Organic Synthesis, Inorganic Substance Analysis, Controlled Substance Analysis, Bioassay & Bio-analytical Techniques and much more! The Polymer and Materials Characterization Laboratory houses our Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA), which was purchased after the Chemistry Department was awarded a highly competitive Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation. In addition to our differential scanning calorimeter, a thermogravimetric analyzer, a gel permeation chromatography system, a density meter, and two viscometers; the DMA makes Murray State the only university in the region to have such capabilities for polymer and materials characterization.
The Chemistry Department provides access to the most advanced instrumentation including a JEOL 400-MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer, and major equipment in the areas of chromatography, thermal analysis, and inert atmosphere systems. Much of our instrumentation was purchased through a generous gift from Dr. Jesse D. Jones (Chemistry ‘64) and is housed in the Jones/Ross Research Center. Meet in the lobby.