Students use the following major pieces of equipment in the laboratory portions of the courses. What sets Valparaiso University apart from other colleges and universities is not that this equipment is on campus, but that beginning undergraduate students actually have the opportunity to use it.

General Biology

  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Wide-field stereo fluorescence microscope

General Chemistry

  • Diode array UV/visible spectrometer
  • Lab computer cluster for data analysis

Organic Chemistry

  • FT-IR (Fourier transform infrared spectrometer)
  • 200 MHz FT-NMR (Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer)
  • GC/MS (gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer)
  • Silicon Graphics workstation for molecular modeling

Biochemistry

  • Automated Protein Purification System
  • Microtiter Plate Reader
  • Real Time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)

General Physics

  • Lab computer cluster for data acquisition and analysis

Charles W. Wolf Award

The Charles W. Wolf Award is presented annually to the most outstanding pre-medical arts junior who is majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry.

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national pre-health professional honor society. Outstanding juniors are eligible to apply. Only Alpha Epsilon Delta members can be elected to the Pre-Med Club.