Through Macalester’s endowment and a variety of grants, the college has been able to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for departments in the sciences as well as those in humanities and social sciences. Students benefit from labs for student-faculty research; fully equipped immunology, physiology, neuroscience, and molecular genetics labs; and outstanding teaching labs and classrooms. Networked computer labs featuring UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh systems—configured for advanced technical computing—enable students to run simulations and conduct image and statistical analysis and general research.