CMU offers SAM graduate students ample research and learning opportunities through collaborations among participating departments.

The Dow Science Complex contains advanced research laboratories for students and faculty. In addition, special labs house instrumentation for a variety of materials-related research, including nuclear magnetic resonance, laser spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, polymer characterization and X-ray diffraction. Full-time technicians support electronics and machine shops, NMR facilities and microscopy facilities.

Student computer laboratories provide MacIntosh and PC-compatible equipment and graphics workstations. The computers offer current molecular visualization, computational software and other scientific software programs.