Pre-Optometry classes take place in the Solomon L. Loewen Natural Science Center, Tabor’s state-of-the art science facility. The Center is named for the late Tabor Biology professor Solomon L. Loewen who was instrumental in shaping the lives and careers of many of Tabor’s outstanding science alumni. The Center’s major feature, a spacious atrium, is named for the influential Chemistry professor Dr. William Johnson. The building also features a greenhouse, animal observation and a large lecture hall. Both students and faculty have found the facility and equipment to be a tremendous asset for the science education.
The building includes eight laboratories with current equipment that includes Atomis Absorption (AA), UV, Visible, and IR Spectrophotometers, Gas Chromatography (GC), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Ultracentrifuge, Electrophoresis, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS).