Facilities

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:

Science CenterBeckman 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.