Undergraduates obtain hands-on experience with  state-of-the-art laboratory facilities

Student involvement in research and the mentoring of individual students by members of the faculty are as important to our program as classroom teaching. We are committed to making the use of advanced research instrumentation an integral part of the undergraduate experience. Our students have access to research instrumentation that, at many schools, is only available to students at the graduate level.

Faculty, staff, and students from other Departments at Franklin & Marshall and from other institutions also use our facilities for their teaching and research. We have ongoing relationships with F&M's Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Biology, Millersville University, colleges in the Keck Geology Consortium, NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Armstrong World Industries.