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USB Facilities

The Undergraduate Science Building (USB), which was built in 2006, houses courses for general biology, cell biology, microbiology, animal physiology, genetics, developmental biology, neurobiology, endocrinology and other courses from Biology, EEB and MCDB. The USB now has 16 teaching labs on three floors, and many associated preparation rooms, offices, and other teaching areas used for MCDB and EEB teaching, as well as office for instructors. The USB is located just north of the Biological Sciences Building.

The spacious, light-filled laboratories are equipped for the students and instructors, haveĀ  layouts without large pillars obstructing views, moveable tables and chairs, wireless and hard-wired Internet, integrated DVD/VHS/Internet/computer/sound system, whiteboards, computer drawing tablets, and key code entry allowing students expanded access to work on projects.

The labs support thousands of students each year and support the use of advanced teaching methods.

USB Teaching Laboratory Receives the Sustainable Lab Recognition Program Silver Award

In November of 2012, the teaching labs for General Biology 173 in the Undergraduate Science Building earned the silver rating from the Office of Campus Sustainability. Rooms 2114-15 and 2122-23 in the USB Teaching Laboratory are part of the MCDB and EEB Biology program. The course uses a large volume of varied materials for instructional purposes. Each week students are engaged in a different activity and experiment. Knowledge of sustainability will help encourage and enhance student involvement in this effort.