Knox College's biology program gives you access to state-of-the-art facilities -- and hands-on use of them early in your Knox career -- to ensure success in graduate school and careers in biology.
Hunter Biology Wing
Located in Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center, (affectionately referred to as "SMAC" around campus), the 24,000 square foot Hunter Biology Wing is devoted entirely to extensive facilities for biology classes, lab sessions and student and faculty research projects.
In the Hunter Biology Wing, every biology class has dedicated laboratory space -- which means you can set up your lab projects and return to them without having to close up shop each time. You'll work with scanning electron microscopes and electron transmission microscopes, possibly as early as your first year at Knox -- an opportunity unrivaled by institutions of Knox's size.
Our special research centers provide students and faculty engaged in research access to state-of-the-art equipment.
Knox students also have hands-on access to:
Green Oaks Field Station
One of the most unique educational resources at Knox is Green Oaks Field Station, a 700-acre preserve located just 18 miles from campus -- a distance derivable within one lab period.
Green Oaks includes several different habitats, from prairie to woodland to lakes and streams, and is ideal for both botanical and wildlife ecology. It is the site of one of the nation's oldest prairie restoration projects. Throughout the year, students conduct research projects at Green Oaks on everything from tree diversity to birds, coyotes, fish diversity, beavers, deer, and fungus -- it indeed becomes their "outdoor lab."
Knox's new Creating Opportunities and Access in Science and Technology (COAST) initiative will offer academic and financial support to students planning on careers in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry.
Capping off Earth Month, members of the Knox College and Galesburg community gather for a Day of Service and an Earth Day Festival featuring, music, art, and information focused on the environment.
Panelists share their experiences in the world of sustainable business, and they discuss the promise of 'green jobs' at a discussion hosted by the Bastian Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development.