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The Sciences at Bowdoin
Opportunities for active engagement with contemporary scientific issues and involvement in novel scientific research are hallmarks of a Bowdoin education in the sciences. Bowdoin’s science facilities—all either built or completely rebuilt within the last ten years at a cost of more than $50 million—include Druckenmiller Hall, a 106,000-square-foot science center; the fully renovated Searles Science Building; and Hatch Science Library.
Students have twenty-four hour access to:
- Two labs with workstations hosting a wide range of software and environments
- Eighteen research-grade robots, including Odysseus, equipped with a laser range-finder, used for research on navigation.
- Extensive mineral, rock, fossil, and map collections, including specimens collected in the early 1800s by Bowdoin professor Parker Cleaveland, who is known as the "Father of American Mineralogy"
- Geographic information systems