New Computer Classroom Opens

A new 41-seat computer classroom, located at 2020 Sciences Lab Building opens Monday, January 31. The classroom will be open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday through Thursdays, and from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fridays during the Winter quarter. Located in the northern section of the building, the room is on the second floor, upstairs from the building's cafe. The new Sciences Lab Building is on Hutchison Drive between the Life Sciences Addition and Haring Hall.

Conceived several years ago as a joint venture between the Division of Biological Sciences (DBS) and Information and Educational Technology (IET), the new computer classroom will provide almost half of its hours for DBS classroom use, and be managed by IET-Classroom Technology Services (IET-CTS). When not in use by DBS classes or other scheduled classes, the room will be available as an open access lab, similar to the other computer classrooms on campus managed by IET-CTS.

The room is equipped with 41 Dell Optiplex GX270 computers with 3Ghz-P4 processors, CD-RW/DVD ROM drives and 17" flat panel displays. Microsoft and Dell Computer Corporation donated 36 of the computer set-ups for the new facility.