This new laboratory space, which was completed in December 2014, features a high-resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR), allowing Carroll students and faculty to command the preeminent technique for determining the structure of organic compounds. Also included are eight fume hoods for upper division chemistry courses and four fume hoods dedicated as research space for the student-faculty research programs in the chemistry department. Complete outfitting of the laboratory with necessary glassware and equipment has made the laboratory a remarkable space. This facility compliments the implementation of Carroll’s new upper-division chemistry laboratory course "Integrated Laboratory". This course combines techniques and subject material from all of the different upper division courses, as well as original research into the curriculum. The lab meets twice a week for both semesters of the senior year.
In honor of the project’s largest grant source, the new facility was christened the E. L. Wiegand Integrated Research and Learning Lab. The E. L. Wiegand Foundation, which has been so generous in supporting Carroll research in this and many other science initiatives, is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
The Chemistry department houses glassware (including 2 Schlenk lines for air-free synthesis), ovens (glassware, muffle, and vacuum), refrigerators and freezers, rotary evaporators, vacuum pumps, and other synthetic and experimental equipment. The building is also supplied with vacuum, natural gas, and reverse-osmosis purified water. The following instrumentation is also departmentally shared: