Redefining the Classroom

   Crawford Hall

Description of Services

The Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL) at Lake Superior State University provides analysis services to state, federal, and local environmental monitoring programs emphasizing education, research, and community service. We follow US Environmental Protection Agency and MI Department of Environmental Quality approved analytical protocols on all analyses allowing data from the Environmental Analysis Laboratory to be included in appropriate state databases.

In all our work, we adhere to quality control procedures designed to produce analytical results of known, documented, and high quality.  Our current activities include: ‌

  • Traditional wet chemical analysis techniques

  • Classical and state-of-the-art instrumental analysis methods

  • Field measurements taken using both portable and continuously monitoring equipment.


The EAL provides students, staff, and faculty with the opportunity to collaborate with external agencies in research projects involving relevant environmental problems. We also provide the community with technical assistance for water quality analysis and monitoring, establishing a link between graduating seniors and potential employers.

Mission Statement

Benefits of Using Our LabThe mission of LSSU Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL) is to provide professional analytical and research services, while engaging students in modern analytical techniques. The EAL is designed to help students prepare themselves for careers as scientists, technicians, and other professionals by creating an environment where students work with highly trained staff to engage in research, design experiments, and perform sample analysis.

To ensure that this is accomplished the EAL:

  • Provides students with hands-on laboratory experiences.
  • Promotes a close student / faculty interaction.
  • Provides students with practical paid internship experiences.