The B.E.S.T. (Bringing Education and Science Together) Laboratory operates cooperatively between the School
of Education and The College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET). Projects involve
fundamental and applied research, integration of technology in
education, and innovative curriculum development. Students and
faculty engage in modeling chemistry, atmospheric science, and science
education research with state-of-the-art equipment and software.
Scientific facilities include:
- SGI Onyx2 supercomputer with Immersadesk 2 display system
- UNIX workstations
- CIMEL 318 Sunphotometer (part of Aeronet)
- HP 500PS large format printer
These are used for computational chemistry, virtual reality modeling,
and scientific visualization.
addition, for digital multimedia curriculum development,
educational research and dissemination, the Lab
- Macintosh G4 and Intel Pentium computers
- DV camcorders and digital still cameras
- Scanners, DVD and CD writers
Software expertise is maintained in industry standard software to
support all these activities.
The B.E.S.T. Lab offers scholarship and research opportunities to
students in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer
science, and education.