College of Arts & Sciences

GEP Lab Courses for Non-Majors

Laboratories and Facilities

The instructional laboratories for the GEP Lab-Based Natural Science Courses for non-science majors are housed in Connelly Hall on the James J. Maguire campus of St. Joseph’s University.

  • See our students working in our laboratories in these videos showcasing the university: Video 1; Video 2; Video 3

Connelly 230:

230 Connelly

This laboratory was built in the summer of 2010 and includes new laboratory furniture and a built in audio visual system.  Currently, this room is used for our Exploring the Living World laboratories.  A Leica microscope has been installed in this laboratory, which connects directly to the room’s AV system to allow students to see microscopic organisms through the classroom’s projectors.  Each microscope has a camera that connects to each lab station’s computers.  These computers are used to assist students in data analysis.

 

Connelly 220:

Connelly 220

This laboratory was built in the summer of 2011 and includes new laboratory furniture and a built in audio visual system. Currently, this room is used for our Exploring the Earth laboratories.  Light cart stations are available for students to use when growing plants as part of their ecology competition studies. Computers available in the lab are used to assist students in data analysis.  Much of the data we collect in this laboratory is through the PASCO Xplorer datalogger system.  The laboratory also has a collection of rocks and minerals that are used by both SJU students and elementary school students that are part of the Biology Department's Service Learning Program

Weather permitting, some of our experiments are carried out both in the laboratory and outside.

 

Fume Hood Laboratory:

Fume Hood

Between Connelly 220 and 230 is a fume hood available to both laboratories for students to carry out experiments.

 

Connelly 130:

Connelly 130

This laboratory was built in the summer of 2012 and includes new laboratory furniture and a built in audio visual system.  Currently, this room is used for the Biology Department's Anatomy & Physiology laboratories.  An Olympus microscope has been installed in this laboratory, which connects directly to the room’s AV system to allow students to see select human tissue sections through the classroom’s projectors.  Student stations include microscopes and BIO-PAC software to allow students to study various aspects of physiology, including electromyography, electroencephalography and electrocardiography.  Equipment is also available for various animal dissections.