Modern Laboratory Articles

The Mountain Lakes High School, located in Mountain Lakes, NJ has just opened a new Academy for Biotechnology.  The science classroom space utilizes Sheldon's Axis Lab Table, oak wood laboratory casework, epoxy resin counter tops and laboratory fume hoods. What is Biotechnology? According to the online version of the Merriam-Webster dictionary, "the manipulation (as through genetic engineering) of living organisms or their components to produce useful usually commercial products (such as pest resistant crops, new bacterial strains, or novel pharmaceuticals); also: any of various applications of biological science used in such manipulation".1

The Eisenhower Middle School, part of the Roxbury School District, located in Succasunna, NJ is home to grades 7 and 8. With the focus at the school on their STEAM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), newly updated classrooms are required to accommodate these disciplines. Not only are science lab tables needed, but increased storage for materials are essential to teach these subjects.

The Housatonic Community College, located in Bridgeport, CT, is a two year public college. The college was established in October of 1967 and in 1997, the college moved to its current site. In March of 2016, ground was broken on a $37.5M expansion project, adding 47,000 plus square feet to Lafayette Hall, which was the college's first building. This project will be able to take the current enrollment from 5,400 to 8,000 students.