FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2012
CONTACT: Missouri Southern Foundation
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - An Open House for the Ummel Technology Building Biological Sciences Renovation will take place from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Those on hand can see the new Student Study Laboratory and tour the new Anatomy, Physiology and Cadaver Labs in the renovated structure.
The Student Study Laboratory is used by students in all anatomy and physiology courses. The lab is designed to promote student learning and success. It features microscope stations complete with student slide sets, model stations for smaller anatomical models and full human skeletons.
The Human Physiology Laboratory is used for various physiology and cell biology courses. Special features include:
• State-of-the-art BIOPAC® software that allows students to perform physiological experiments;
• Custom-made student tables for experimentation; and
• Laptop computers for each student station.
The Cadaver Lab s incorporated into all anatomy and physiology courses. Many other biology courses use the Cadaver Lab on a smaller scale. Specific features include:
• Space for two cadavers;
• Outstanding viewing platform;
• Integrated camera system that allows professors to provides high-definition demonstrations and recordings;
• Two monitors for viewing multiple instructional materials simultaneously; and
• Superior ventilation and cooling systems.
The Anatomy and Physiology Labs include:
• Leading-edge Integrated Microscopy System that allows students to create their own digital library;
• All student stations are fully integrated and can share microscopic information;
• Computers at each student station provide easy access to state-of-the-art virtual dissection software;
• Integrated camera system allows professors to provides high-definition demonstrations and recordings; and
• Enhanced storage for student items and lab materials.
Members of the Biology and Environmental Health Department faculty will be present to answer questions and greet guests and the media. Students will be on hand to share their feelings about ways that the new laboratories have enhanced their education.
No RSVP is required and the public is invited.
For additional information, call the Missouri Southern Foundation at 417.625.9396.