State-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology and small classes at the Science Center mean that Hamilton undergraduates have the opportunity to work closely with instruments available only to graduate students at many schools. The Science Center is fully wireless and houses more than 100 teaching and research laboratories as well as offices and classrooms, student areas and a coffee shop.
The departments of biology and psychology contain laboratory facilities for scanning and transmission electron microscopes, tissue culture, analytical neurochemistry, molecular biology, neuroanatomical research, intracellular and extracellular single neuron recording, voltage and patch clamping, eye movement tracking, evoked potential recording and a variety of behavioral measurements. Many experiments are controlled by laboratory computers, which are networked with our statistics laboratory and the rest of the campus. Both departments share a 1000 square foot vivarium that contains species ranging from insects to rats.