McCardell Bicentennial Hall: 6:45am - 6pm

Behind nearly every facet of the sciences at Middlebury, the imprint of the STSS Department can be found.

Building Administration

Primary interface with Facilities Services, Custodial Services, Public Safety, Course Scheduling, Events Management, ITS, and contracted services. Oversight of direct support services including issuing building keys, providing card key access to the building, managing shared services such as printers and copiers, facilitating local computer backups, and coordinating various building activities. 

For more information, please see McCardell Bicentennial Hall (MBH).
 

Tim Wickland

Director of Sciences Support Services and Bicentennial Hall

Areas: Building administration, shared services, shared spaces, department liaison, renovations

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 333

Cathy Ekstrom

Administrative Program Coordinator

Areas: Building administration, shared services, shared spaces, department liaison

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 330

Technical and Laboratory Support

Support and guidance for faculty and students on the operation of various instrument systems, sciences laboratories, and computer-based systems including software selection and implementation, data analysis, and use of graphics and multimedia. Support and repair of laboratory and field equipment, design and fabrication of scientific apparatus, and data management for various instruments. Fabrication and precision machining of a variety of materials. 

For more information, please see Technical Support.
For general inquiries, please email sciinst@middlebury.edu.

Jody Smith

Associate Director for Sciences Technical Support

Areas: Advanced scientific instrumentation support, analytical protocols

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 135A

Lance Ritchie

Senior Laboratory and Instrument Technician

Areas: Physics instrumentation and laboratory support, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, instrument computers

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 510

Jonathan Kemp

Telescope and Scientific Computing Specialist

Areas: Observatory management, scientific computing, scientific data, web development, technology liaison, Linux, Python, photography, STEM outreach

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall R01
Office Hours:
by appt, in-person or online

Tim Allen

Senior Laboratory Technician

Areas: Biology laboratory support, microorganisms, cell cultures, autoclave, laboratory glassware, micropipettes

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 361

Eamon McMahon

Scientific Machinist

Areas: Apparatus fabrication, metalworking, welding, woodworking, shop management, mechanical systems

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 135

Kevin Booth

Instrument Technician

Areas: Instrumentation repair and maintenance, confocal microscope support and training, electromechanical systems, vacuum systems

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 135

Sciences Research Compliance and Laboratory Safety

Oversight of human subject research, the IACUC, the Institutional Biosafety Committee, vivarium programs, chemical and laboratory safety, and biological and radiation safety. Oversight and responsibility for many related laboratory safety functions, including hazardous waste accumulation, pickup, and disposal; chemical spill cleanup; management of safety data sheets; and testing eyewash stations. Training of faculty, staff, and students in laboratory safety. 

For more information, please see Research Compliance and Laboratory Safety.
 

Jake Pirkkanen

Associate Director for Research Compliance

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 329

Caitlin Carr

Laboratory Stores and Safety Manager

Areas: Chemical hygiene officer, laboratory safety, chemical safety and management, laboratory waste management

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 143

Tim Allen

Senior Laboratory Technician

Areas: Radiation safety technician, biohazardous waste management and disposal

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 361

Laboratory Stores and Procurement

Oversight of operation of the Laboratory Stores; shipping, receiving, and delivery of packages; and materials management within the building. Support for ordering materials for select academic departments, and ancillary purchasing support for the Laboratory Stores and other departments within the building.

For more information, please see the Stockroom.
For general inquiries, please email mbhstockroom@middlebury.edu.

Caitlin Carr

Laboratory Stores and Safety Manager

Areas: Stockroom management, materials management

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 143

Carrie Donohue

Sciences Purchasing Coordinator

Areas: Procurement, stockroom

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 143

Vivarium

Care and support for Middlebury’s AAALAC-accredited programs in both teaching and research. Daily care for organisms housed in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, as well as the numerous related services, support, and assistance used by faculty investigators and students.

For general inquiries, please email vivariumtechs@middlebury.edu.

Megan Warner-Hough

Vivarium Manager

Areas: Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist, vivarium management, vivarium care

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 248

Eliza Gardner-Morse

Animal Care Technician

Areas: Registered Laboratory Animal Technician, vivarium care

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 248

Nina Houser

Animal Care Technician

Areas: Registered Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician, vivarium care

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 248

Karen Lasnier

Assistant Animal Care Technician

Areas: Vivarium care

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 248

Greenhouse Operations

Responsibility for operation of the greenhouses and care and curation of botanical specimens.

For more information, please see the Greenhouse.
 

Patti Padua

Greenhouse Curator

Areas: Greenhouse operations, horticulture, botanical specimens, specimen curation

Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 606