MCS Labs & Software

Labs

The Department manages three computer labs with over 70 workstations. Students have access to both Windows and Linux operating systems.

Wireless network access is available in all computer labs. For information on connecting to the network visit the IT Help Desk in Darden Hall 110.

Software

Our labs are loaded with software for students to use such as Mathematica (available for home use), MATLAB, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Adobe Creative Cloud, and much more.

In addition to the software in our labs, students have access to many Microsoft titles through Microsoft Imagine. For a list of available software visit the Microsoft Imagine site.

For more information on creating your Microsoft Imagine account, contact Jim Stewart.

Robotics

Students also have the opportunity to use the department’s robotic hardware. We also host the Summer Program in Robotics and Intelligent Technology (SPIRIT) for high school students.

Maker Space

The department maintains the following equipment enabling students and faculty to create custom items for projects. All departments on campus are encouraged to use this equipment. For more information contact Seth France.

  • Makerbot Digitizer – 3D scanner
  • Makerbot Replicator 2X – 3D printer
  • Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation – 3D printer
  • Stratasys uPrint SE Plus – 3D printer
  • Ultimaker 3 Extended – 3D printer
  • Universal Laser VLS 3.50 – Laser Cutter

In addition to the above resources, the department also has a collection of Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and various electronic components for use in projects.

Additional Resources

The department also offers web hosting, email services, subversion repositories, and database accounts for students, faculty, and staff. For more information on any of these services, contact Seth France.