Program Resources

In addition, here are other resources that the Center places at the service of its students

Anthropology

• Specimens and samples for investigations in paleo-anthropology and primatology
• Computer equipment for laboratory work

Astronomy

• A 48-seat planetarium with SkySkan full-dome-video computerized projection system for astronomy classes, K-12 outreach, and community presentations in all fields of science and arts
• Observation platform and 8” telescopes for astronomy labs
• Student internships in Scientific-Planetarium image processing

Biology

• Six specialized labs with state-of-the-art equipment for the teaching of the different areas of biology
• Fully wired lecture halls with Internet access
• Special room with library for student study groups
• 20-acre nature preserve behind the college for field studies
• Field station in Baja California for studies in marine biology and oceanography

Chemistry

• Four fully equipped labs with state-of-the-art instrumentation
• Laptop computers to assist students in experimental work
• Drop-in computer lab with software for chemical analysis & molecular modeling
• 60-seat and 90-seat tiered lecture halls with multimedia equipment and internet access

Geography

• Fully equipped computer lab with access to the Geographical Information System
• Data access for experimental studies on a variety of subjects from population dynamics to weather patterns and topographic maps

Geology / Oceanography

• Computer-equipped geology lab
• Oceanography lab with Internet access for GIS data
• Classroom with computer hook-ups

Mathematics

• Computer-based classroom for “studio” learning
• Powerful software for the simulation and visualization of mathematical concepts
• Statistical analysis software packages
• Large math lab for drop-in tutoring, self-paced classes, and computer-assisted learning

Physics

• Conceptual lab for students in non-mathematical physics courses
• Computerized lab for advanced coursework
• Fully wired classroom for visualization of physical phenomena
• Large tiered lecture hall with computer links and multimedia equipment

Psychology

• State-of-the-art lab with computers for modeling learning theory
• “Studio” approach for student research and learning

Other Center Resources

• Exhibit room for science workshops and demonstrations
• Six small conference rooms for study and discussions in small groups

Last updated: 11/19/2009 2:22:36 PM