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Research Facilities

Applied Science has research facilities in several buildings on and off-campus.

Intergrated Science Center

The Integrated Science Center (ISC 1) (ISC 2) was constructed to integrate William and Mary’s science programs; allowing increased opportunity for multidisciplinary research. Currently, the ISC is the only place on campus where courses and research projects in Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Physics and Psychology exists in the same building. The third phase of the Integrated Science Center (ISC3) is now home to the Department of Applied Science.


Computational facilities include the Beowulf-like SciClone parallel computing system consisting of over a hundred networked workstations from Sun Microsystems. 

Jefferson Lab

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Newport News is 17 miles from the William & Mary campus. Of particular interest to Applied Science is the Free Electron Laser (FEL), and its materials processing applications.

NASA Langley Research Center

NASA Langley Research Center (NASA LaRC) is located in Hampton, 32 miles by interstate highway from the William & Mary campus. NASA-LaRC, one of NASA's nine principal research centers, employs 2800 including 1300 science and engineering professionals. The LaRC Technical Library, with a collection of 3.8 million items, ranks among the best science and engineering libraries in the East. 

Owing to security regulations at NASA-LaRC, foreign nationals are not likely to have access to the facilities at LaRC. The National Institute of Aerospace and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium adjacent to LaRC provide additional opportunities for Applied Science graduate students.