In addition to the technical resources provided to all Shippensburg University students, there are a number of items only available to students in the School of Engineering (SoE). The following provides an overview of our current resources.
To meet the needs of our programs, the SoC utilizes a separate infrastructure from the rest of the campus. This provides a flexible and robust environment where our students can develop their skills.
CAD & 3D Printing Lab (MCT165):
Our CAD & 3D Printing lab is configured to meet the needs of our various engineering programs, including mechanical engineering and civil engineering. This lab contains 12 high end graphics stations, a large format scanner/printer and multiple 3D printers using filament, resin and sintering technologies.
Our general use computing lab is styled as a traditional hand-on computer lab when high performance isn’t needed. This classroom is typically used for classes such as Microcomputer Basics, Python Programming, Overview of Computer Science and the lab portion of Computer Science I.
Our high performance lab is home to some of the most powerful desktop machines on campus. This is typically used for classes which require powerful workstations such as Advanced Graphics, Compiler Design and Reconfigurable Computing.
Our research lab houses the various tools used by our Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs. This is where we house the SoC’s board fabrication lab, electronics testing stations, wireless research stations and more.
Our Software Engineering lab is a re-configurable room design to support team programming and agile development. This is typically used for classes such as Design Patterns, Software Metrics and Extreme Programming. This lab is also used for the robotics classes due to the flexibility provided by the room’s re-configurable design. This lab is also the most popular room for the meetings of student groups such as the Programming Team and the Game Dev Club.
Our tutoring & study lab provides students in our programs a place where they can access machines with the same configuration as our other labs in order to work on their coursework. In addition to a study area, this area is also the meeting location for the Women in Computer Science (WiCS) club.
LIVING LEARNING LAB:
In one of the new dorms, student housing has established a living & learning area for students enrolled in our programs. This area is a 24 hour study lab reserved solely for the use of the residents of the SoC’s Living & Learning Community. There are currently 4 machines with the same configuration as the machines in our tutor & study lab.
To provide a consistent environment across all of our resources, we utilize a standard base configuration for all of our workstations. Due to special requirements of some of our labs, there may be some deviation from the standard configuration.
Many of the courses in our program require special software and/or hardware that your typical student doesn’t have. To help facilitate the learning of the latest technologies, the department provides memberships to academic partner programs such as Microsoft’s Imagine, (formerly know as Dreamspark,) and the VMware Academic Alliance.