Gettysburg College chemistry students enjoy more hands-on access to professional instruments than most undergraduates.
Resources and facilities in Gettysburg's 86,000 square-foot Science Center include:
- Beckman Coulter PA 800 Capillary Electrophoresis System
- Bruker Avance 400 MHz Fourier Transform NMR Spectrometer
- Varian Saturn 2100 Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer
- Varian Gas Chromatograph with FID Detector
- Nd:YAG Laser Spectrometer
- ThermoElectron IR200 FT-IR Spectrophotometer
- Jasco V-550 and V-670 UV/Visible Spectrophotometers
- Bioanalytical Systems CV 50W Electrochemistry Apparatus
- Perkin-Elmer Model 2280 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
- Millennium 2010 Diode Array HPLC
- Scientific Systems Model 401-2 HPLC
- Forma B-22 High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge
- Perkin-Elmer Model 2400 Thermal/Cycler
- Vacuum Atmospheres HE-43-2 DRI-LAB
- Shimadzu RF-1501 Spectrofluorometer
In addition to wireless connectivity, a 16-person portable computer lab is used during general chemistry and organic chemistry lab periods. Upper-level courses use a 4-station computer lab in the physical chemistry laboratory.
Housed in Musselman Library, the chemistry collection comprises more than 2,400 volumes in addition to numerous print and digital subscriptions to scientific journals. For example, all American Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry journals are available online, as is SciFinder Scholar, a powerful search engine for the vast chemical literature.