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Facilities & tools of the trade
Bell Science Hall was built in 2002 and is home to the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Named in honor of William H. Bell, a JBU trustee from 1971-1988, this modern facility is designed with spaces to provide a hands-on learning experience for each major, including an advanced biology lab, animal care facility & darkroom, equipment room, greenhouse, tissue culture lab, research lab and radioisotope lab.
The Balzer Technology Center, which opened in 2018, is a 40,000-square-foot facility that houses John Brown University’s growing engineering, construction management and renewable energy programs. The building has approximately 25,000 square feet of classroom and office space with another 15,000 square feet of laboratory space.
The Peer-Andrus Studio and Project Barn, which also opened in 2018, is a 16,800-square-foot facility that provides essential studio and project space for art and engineering students. The engineering section includes one large project area with 17 flexible workstations for engineering students.
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Bell Science Hall Exterior
Bell Science Hall houses about a dozen labs for chemistry and biology students to conduct experiments and learn about the world around them.
Bell Science Hall Classroom
Many biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics classes are in this classroom. The classroom includes moveable chairs and desks.
Bell Chemistry Lab
This lab is used for performing a wide variety of techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry. It contains a -20° freezer, refrigerator, incubator, electrophoresis equipment (horizontal and vertical gels, DNA sequencing), fraction collector, thermal cycler (for PCR), water baths, luminometer, electroporation apparatus, dry bath incubators, sonicator and computer.
Bell Biology Lab
This lab is used for procedures that require centrifugation of large volumes of liquid. It contains a floor model refrigerated centrifuge and a benchtop refrigerated clinical centrifuge, each with several rotors, camera systems for phase-contrast microscopes, fume hoods, a floor model refrigerated incubator, numerous benchtop incubators and water baths, a BioSafety cabinet, double-wide refrigerator and a reverse osmosis water system.
Studio & Project Barn Exterior
This 16,800-square-foot facility provides essential studio and project space for art & engineering students. The building is split into two sections: the art section includes a space for commercial photography and video shoots, a wood shop and three large project areas, and the engineering section includes one large project area with 17 flexible workstations for students.
Studio & Project Barn Engineering Section
The engineering section of the Peer-Andrus Studio and Project Barn includes one large project area with 17 flexible workstations for engineering students to build and test a variety of projects.
Balzer Technology Center Exterior
Completed in 2011, the Balzer Technology Center is the dedicated home for JBU's Engineering and Construction Management programs.
Balzer Technology Center Classroom
This classroom is not only home to engineering and construction management classes but also is open beyond class times for engineering and construction management students to complete their classwork, work on team projects or study.
Balzer Technology Center Engineering Bay
The engineering high bay allows engineering students to receive hands-on experience on major projects in a large and open space, while also having access to modern tools and technology used in their careers.
Balzer Technology Center Construction High Bay
The construction high bay allows engineering and construction management majors to receive hands-on experience on major projects in a large and open space, while also having access to modern tools and technology used in their careers.
Chemistry in Head, Heart and Hand
Chemistry in Head, Heart and Hand (Or, as we call it, CH3) is an extra-academic program designed for students who wish to connect the lab to the world.
To participate, students must submit a project proposal detailing plans to apply the sciences to real-world contexts within each of the three categories: Head, Heart and Hand. Students' CH3 projects will be supervised by chemistry faculty to encourage students to consider scientific ideas within new contexts, become effective and passionate science professionals, develop a vision for lifelong learning, and practice linking academic understanding to conviction with action.
Completion of the program will be denoted on students' transcripts as well as with a cord upon graduation.
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