EOS research and teaching laboratories are housed in Bowdoin’s new LEED-Platinum certified Roux Center for the Environment. A scanning electron microscope, acquired in 2016 with a grant from the National Science Foundation, provides a powerful tool for students, faculty, and visiting researchers to study the structure and composition of rocks, minerals, shells, and corals.
Bowdoin's scanning electron microscope (SEM) allows one to see well beyond the powers of the naked eye.
In geology, electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) is a powerful tool for the observation and analysis of microstructures and for phase identification.
The Bowdoin Buoy Facility (BBF), a scientific buoy near the Coastal Studies Center, was installed to study harmful algal blooms (HABs).