In our greenhouse, students gain hands-on experience growing and experimenting with plants in the controlled conditions in our 1,250-square-foot greenhouse in the Shineman Center. Established to support basic and applied plant research for undergraduate students and faculty, this facility houses a large collection of plants from exotic and familiar climates, with specimens ranging from cacao trees to strawberry plants.
Our herbarium contains a collection of over 4,000 dried and pressed plant specimens from a range of geographic areas across the world. This collection allows students to get up close and identify a variety of flora for the study of plant systematics and geographic distribution. The herbarium catalogue also serves as a reference for nomenclature and the writing of field guides or manuals.