Science Support Center

We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for students of diverse abilities and identities in their exploration of the laboratory & field sciences while furthering equity and inclusion work in the sciences in general.

Spring Quarter Covid-19 Support

The Science Support Center is closed to students for Spring Quarter. We are unable to provide services to or accept returns from students during this time. All equipment check-outs currently in place will be extended to the end of the quarter. As the quarter progresses, we will create a plan for collecting equipment that is currently checked out.

Faculty may request equipment needed for virtual demonstrations by emailing the Science Support Center manager at The manager will collect the requested equipment and arrange for contactless delivery of that equipment to a location in the lab buildings. Equipment checked out by faculty during the quarter will be returned by contactless collection by the SSC manager and put in a 3-day quarantine before being available for further checkout. 


SSC Student Employment Opportunities

The Science Support Center is currently accepting applications.

We strongly encourage qualified persons of all races, ethnicities, faiths, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical and mental abilities, women, Veterans, and persons over forty to apply.

Click here for more information.


Lab Safety

Click here for more information about Lab Safety, including how to find the Laboratory Use Safety Guidelines.


Student Project Support

Are you creating an Independent Learning Contract (ILC) that involves the sciences? Starting your Spring project for your program? Planning an activity for the Science Carnival? Working on your Master's Research project?

The Science Support Center is here to help you with your research needs. Learn more.


Using Equipment

Equipment may be used for any credit-generating academic work or college business. Read our Science Support Center equipment and resources use guidelines for detailed information.