Skidmore's main science building contains classrooms and labs for biology, chemistry, environmental studies, geosciences, and physics; greenhouse; plant tissue culture facility; specialized labs; science machine shop; and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center.
The Skidmore Geographic Information Systems Center provides students and faculty with a computing lab and expertise to incorporate GIS into course offerings and research across disciplines. The Center is also a resource for local governments, environmental and social non-profit organizations, and historic societies with its extensive catalog of Saratoga County socio-economic, historic, and natural resource data. The Skidmore GIS Center primarily uses ESRI ArcGIS 9.2 software to import data from a variety of sources.
Skidmore is one of the nation's "most-wired" campuses, including multimedia classrooms and Internet-enabled network connections in residence hall rooms. The campus also maintains 350 public Macintosh and Windows PCs in microcomputer rooms and 12 Silicon Graphics workstations. IT works with students and faculty to to incorporate technology into classroom and research endeavors.
In addition to 450,000 volumes and 5,200 electronic books, the Scribner Library provides access to 35,000 print and electronic journals including electronic access to all of the journals published by the American Chemical Society, the American Psychological Association, and the American Society for Microbiology. Databases such as BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents Connect, GeoRef, MathSciNet, PsycINFO, and SciFinder Scholar lead students to current scientific research. well.Established in 2003, SMIC provides extensive microscopy facilities to assist the research activities of faculty and students. SMIC also offers a gallery of microscopic images, and is a source of information about the rapidly- changing technologies in microscopy. Special equipment includes:
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