New lab makes room for more students

The Johnson Science Center has been outfitted with a new lab designed for enhanced collaboration and flexibility.

The space can easily be reconfigured for optimal use in teaching and student research. Students and professors can move lab tables and utilize equipment and technology in a customized way to maximize the outcomes and efficiency of each specific research project.

“The lab’s layout is much more modern,” said Professor of Biology Karen Kirk. “The students can work on their experiments at the outer counters and then return to their center worktables to record data.”

A seventy-inch television screen allows for more frequent presentations by students allowing them to hone their presentation skills while creating a highly collaborative lab setting.  The lab also sports new incubators as well as specialized equipment for DNA analysis.

With enrollment and interest in the sciences at Lake Forest growing at a quick pace, the new space also ensures that lab sizes are kept small.