Top Technology

Studies show that undergraduate research is a “high impact practice” — which basically means that students learn best by doing, not just watching and listening.

So Carthage places a major emphasis on undergraduate research. Early and often in your time here, you’ll be expected to dig in, experiment, make mistakes, tackle tough problems, and discover new solutions.

Our new science center was designed with student research in mind. In addition to entire labs reserved for student projects, you’ll have top technology at your disposal. Here’s a list of some of the equipment available to undergraduate science students at Carthage — equipment that’s often reserved for graduate students at other institutions:

  • Transmission electron microscopes
  • Confocal microscope
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer
  • Microwave-plasma-atomic emission spectrometer (MP-AES)
  • Gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • 3D printers, 3D scanners, CNC mill, and OneMill
  • Flow cytometer
  • Cell culture microscope with publication-quality imaging
  • Research-grade greenhouse
  • Planetarium