The Department of the Earth Sciences has been calling Lennon Hall home for more than 30 years.

Part of the Smith-Lennon Science Center, Earth Sciences shares Lennon Hall with the departments of Biological Science and Environmental Science & Biology. Chemistry and Physics share space in Smith Hall.

Two major renovations of Lennon Hall allowed for new state-of-the-art digital classrooms, a “learning theater” computer classroom that houses 20 SUNY workstations, and upgraded laboratory facilities that expand the practical experiences and research opportunities for our undergraduate majors.

Weather Observation Cube

Provides a view of storm systems building from the west and north while simultaneously providing access to real-time radar and satellite images on several observation stations.

Weather Briefing Room

Theater style classroom with 20 top-of-the-line SUN Ultra systems.


The ionchromatograph uses ion chromatography to separate ions and polar molecules based on their affinity to the ion exchanger. This is especially useful for water chemistry analysis due to the ability to measure the concentration of specific anions found in the samples.