Institutional Resources

Chicago State University President Wayne Watson has made a substantial commitment to the teaching of science at CSU. In the past three years he has called on the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Physics to build some of the most advanced science classrooms in the country. These classrooms promote the use of modern innovative instructional techniques for the teaching and learning of undergraduate science. These classrooms have been featured in an article published in the American Physical Society Forum on Education newsletter.
The science departments have made much progress in updating laboratories and equipment. Recent purchases of major instrumentation include:

  • A Scanning Electron Microscope
  • A FACS-ARIA Flow Cytometer
  • A Refrigerated Ultracentrifuge
  • A 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)
  • An Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
  • Microwave Reactors
  • A Scanning Electrochemical Microscope