Department of Natural and Physical Sciences
Current Needs - Large Scale
|Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)||#1 Priority (without question) for all members of the department to use for teaching and research. Commonly can be found “used” for $80,000-120,000, but this is an incredible piece of equipment that does not cost millions.||$80,000-120,000|
|Infrared Spectrophotometer (aka FTRI)||It is used to identify compounds or investigate sample composition. The one at Park University is currently broken.||$15,000-20,000|
|Gas Chromatographer (GC)||Used for separating and analyzing compounds. The one at Park is currently broken and would cost as much as a new one to repair.||$3,000-6,000|
|Petrographic Microscope (polarizing lenses)||Allows light to only pass through objects in certain orientations. Key to identify many materials, minerals.||$3,000-6,000|
Current Needs - Small ScaleThe faculty of the Department of Natural and Physical Sciences would like to establish a fund dedicated to student travel expenses to attend scientific conferences and symposia. More
Examples of Past Gifts
- Funding for the Biology program to remodel room 116 in the Science Hall to create in undergraduate research space.
- Generous estate gift to the Chemistry program.
- Expansive paleontology collections donated to the Geography program.