Computer labs are available for instructional, drop-in, and training use. Other departments and units have computer labs that are available for campus-wide use. Lab computer platforms include Macintosh, Windows, and Unix (Linux). Capacity in computer labs ranges from eight to 80 workstations, and locations are distributed throughout the campus. In some locations, computer labs are equipped with specialized instructional technology equipment (HD data projectors, scanners, and video editing stations). Labs are staffed with consultants.
Physics is concerned with the basic principles of the universe. It is the foundation on which engineering, technology, and other sciences are based. The science of physics has developed out of the efforts of men and women to explain our physical environment. These efforts have been so successful that the laws of physics now encompass a remarkable variety of phenomena. One of the exciting features of physics is its capacity for predicting how nature will behave in one situation on the basis of experimental data obtained in another situation. In this class, we will begin the process of understanding the underlying order of the physical world by modeling physical systems using analytical and the numerical tools provided by digital computers. We will also have significant hands-on laboratory experience to make predictions and explore some of these models.
Chemistry is fundamental to understanding the world. Everything is made of chemicals, so chemistry touches almost every aspect of our existence. Chemical technologies provide solutions to problems in health care, materials, and energy generation and usage. Chemistry is often referred to as the central science because it unites physics and mathematics, biology and medicine, and the earth and environmental sciences. At Evergreen you can prepare for a career in science, medicine, or education through the study of chemistry. Discover this branch of science using quantitative methods and analytical tools. You'll study the relationship between molecular structure and function. You'll receive hands-on experience with modern lab techniques and research instrumentation.
How do seeds form? How do plants develop from seeds? How do plants adapt to particular environmental conditions? The modification of plant evolution by human selection has played a major role in the history of agriculture. Ecological agriculture is based on an understanding of plant biology, either through the grazing of livestock or the growing of food crops. This program focuses on the science of crop botany and genetics as a basis for propagation, seed-saving, and plant breeding.
Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art.
Zoology is the study of living organisms, specifically animals. Zoologists study multiple species in a certain ecosystem, population interactions, and specific species or behaviors. They collect and analyze data in labs or outdoor environments.