Unscripted: Science and Engineering Research

Lab Tour: Welcome to ACMAL

By Allison Mills | Published

ACMAL stands for Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Lab. In other words, it's THE lab on campus where basic science and fundamental materials engineering happens.

We politely call our University Marketing and Communications floor the "garden level." Anyone who has desperately looked for apartments knows that means "basement."

A lot of creativity happens in our basement. But we don't always get to see where the magic happens—or rather, The Science. So every once in a while, we set up lab tours; this time we visited ACMAL and got to see some of our most important and widely used research equipment on campus.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.