Center for the Advancement of Laboratory Science


Center for the Advancement of Laboratory Science

Contact Us

For reservations or pricing information contact:

Beth Hochsetedler
(319) 335-4303
State Hygienic Lab
2490 Crosspark Road
Coralville, Iowa 52241-4721

Welcome to the Center for the Advancement of Laboratory Science (CALS) at the State Hygienic Laboratory. The CALS is a unique resource in Iowa. No other place in our state facilitates collaboration between students, educators, working professionals and community members in a facility that is dedicated to public health, environmental stewardship and laboratory science.

Located at the University of Iowa’s Research Park in Coralville, the CALS consists of two primary parts.

A training laboratory designed for scientific discovery, professional development training and other educational opportunities facilitates hands-on learning and exploration for up to 24 participants. This laboratory is utilized primarily for activities that require laboratory bench space and specialized laboratory equipment and specifications. It also can be used for educational programming and small meetings. Audiovisual capabilities in this space extend the reach of the training laboratory, which supports interaction from any location, including the conference space located across the hallway.

The 150-person capacity conference center can be divided into two rooms for smaller groups. The conference space and the training laboratory feature extensive audiovisual technologies that provide connectivity between these rooms, as well as the ability to link to others worldwide.

This resource may be rented for many purposes. CALS is frequently used by students and educators from all disciplines, as well as businesses, working professionals and community members from all over the state, region and nation.