In addition to the technical resources provided to all Shippensburg University students, there are a number of items only available to students in our department. The following provides an overview of our current departmental resources.
To meet the needs of our programs, our department utilizes a separate infrastructure from the rest of the campus. This provides a flexible and robust environment where our students can develop their skills.
Our Software Engineering lab is a reconfigurable 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 reconfigurable 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 research lab houses the various tools used by our Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs. This is where we house the department’s board fabrication lab, electronics testing stations, 3D scanning and printing station and more.
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.
Our high performance lab is home to 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 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, Overview of Computer Science and the lab portion of Computer Science I.
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 CS&E 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.
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 Dreamspark and the VMware Academic Alliance.