Completed in 1997, Washington and Lee's $23 million Science Center houses all the sciences under one roof. Classrooms, faculty offices, study areas, research space and laboratory classrooms are designed to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty and students. The Science Addition is home to chemistry, geology, and the Telford Science Library.
Equipment for chemistry students includes a biochemistry eqipment cluster, digital InGaAs IR Camera, Gas Chromatograph, infrared spectrometer, liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer, nuclear magnetic resonance sepctrometer, phosphorimager, an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, and a UV-Visible Spectrophotometer.
Geology laboratory equipment includes an ICPS, Ion Chromatograph, XRD, SEM and other standard geochemical equipment. There is also a full rock/thin section preparation lab, several brand new optical microscopes and supporting equipment, a field seismic acquisition unit, imaging resistivitiy unit, gravimeter, magnetometer, a vibracore, total station units, laser rangefinder, a number of gps units and several meters for water sampling.
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In the last 5 years, the acceptance rate for W&L graduates applying to medical and dental school has been around 93%, consistently well above the national average of 43%.