The Computer Science facilities' computing and presenting capacity is embodied in a server room, iMac based Mobile Apps Laboratory, Seminar room, Conference room, Student Collaboration room, and Server supported Department Lounge. Collectively these areas provide across the board support for the acitivites of Students and Faculty. Coupling the capacity with the research, the department is an actively growing department advancing Computer Science.
Server Room MSCS217 provides for the instructional needs of the undergraduate and graduate students fulfilling in-class assignments. The CS servers can be accessed from most anywhere using the CSX logon and password. Upon log in, a private account for the user with many capabilities from writing and compiling code to assignment submittal become available. It is here class assignments may be worked in conjunction with uploading work from other computers, e.g., personal laptops. Desktop machines and printers are located within the department to round out the computing needs.
The iMac Mobile App Laboratory MSCS222 provides access to mobile computing and the Apple world of OSx. Also, students may use the laboratory to access the department server, use the web for work, access to Microsoft Office, and list of other applications to explore. Use with the department servers, the student and researcher have the use of many tools to further their work.
The Seminar Room MSCS203W provides capability to demonstrate research and class work in a setting able to televise via POLYCOM anywhere another one exists. A PolyVision Smart Board provides an interactive opportunity for the presenter to electronically write over their presentation for better instruction or simply write in a white space to be televised elsewhere. A presenter can bring their own laptop if desired or use the host laptop to make their work available to the room and beyond it. Finally, the Seminar Room has recording capability for viewing later in many ways possible.
A Conference Room MSCS237 provides for laptop based viewing of presentation on the room projector. The laptop is Skype capable along with the usual Microsoft Office and other software. When visiting simply open the laptop lid and the room projector becomes available. When presentation is complete, simply close the lid and all will shut down.
Finally, the department lounge MSCS206S provides a relaxed but contemplative atmosphere both computer access and a refreshment area with sink. Students oft times have used it for a study hall; and the 12-foot dry erase board comes in fairly handy.