Major perks: Resources offered by every major at Colorado State

Sometimes the search for a computer in the library can be unsuccessful, so the eight colleges at Colorado State University offer additional resources to students.

Agricultural Sciences

In the College of Agricultural Sciences the Information Technology Group offers many resources to students in this major. Computer labs are also offered for graduates of this department.

  • CASIT (College of Agricultural Sciences IT) help desk
  • Ag Sci Undergraduate Computer Labs
    • 218 Shepardson
    • 222 Shepardson
    • B112 NESB
  • File storage
  • Web hosting
  • Instructional design

Business

The College of Business provides a space for its students to preform accounting, information systems, finance, management, marketing and operations related research. The research lab is a multi-use research space with several different rooms designed to meet the needs of a business student’s research.

  • Focus group room
  • Central research studio
  • Control room
  • Five small team rooms

Business students also have access to the Career Research Library. This is a tool used to help connect students with resources to help them in their career development. Up-to-date tools, tips and practices are linked to this webpage.

Engineering

Students who study engineering at CSU are provided with many different places to study, research, complete projects or print them. These classrooms and computer labs offer a variety of scanners, printers and plotters.

  • Anderson Computer Lab
  • GIS Computer Classroom
  • Internet Cafe
  • Lockheed Martin Design Studios
    • Rooms located in the Bioengineering building
  • Lockheed Martin Titan Studio Classroom
  • Lockheed Martin Viking Electronic Classroom
  • WMEP Computer Lab

Engineering Network Services also offer computing equipment and services to the students, faculty and staff in the College of Engineering.

Health and Human Sciences

The College of Health and Human Sciences offers Citrix, a virtual desktop, to its students. This is a web-based portal that allows students to access their M:drive from any computer that is connected to the Internet. This department also offers web and eCommerce, a student laptop checkout program, file storage and a handful of computer labs.

  • Ayelsworth C112 Lab
  • Education 220 Lab
  • Gifford 317 Lab
  • Moby B219A Lab
  • Preconstruction Center 200 Lab
  • Preconstruction Center 201 Lab

Students can also access the toolbox to help create official documents using the university brands.

Liberal Arts

In the College of Liberal Arts there are a number of resources offered to all students and staff in that department. However, some majors offer additional resources to its students. These computer labs are available to students studying in that field.

  • Geographic Information Science Lab
  • Composition labs
  • Foreign Language Lab
  • Media editing labs
    • Journalism Desktop Publishing Lab I
    • Journalism Desktop Publishing Lab II
    • Journalism Multimedia Lab
  • Social Sciences Statistics Lab
  • Graphic Design Lab
  • Music Listening Lab
  • Piano Lab
  • Theatre CAD Lab
  • Physical Anthropology Lab
  • Archaeology Lab

Art majors have access to the Digital Fabrication Lab. Which offers a CNC mill, 3D printing, a 3D scanner, laser cutters and a high force cutter. There are also eight other classroom studios offered to art majors.

  • Electronic Art Lab
  • Fibers Studio
  • Graphic Design Lab
  • Metalsmithing Studio
  • Photography Studio
  • Printmaking Studio
  • Sculpture Studio
  • Painting Studio

The Ethnic Studies department offers a DVD library and computer lab, and the economics department also offers a list of resources.

Natural Sciences

Students who study natural sciences have access to Computer Science Computer Labs 110 and 120. Psychology majors have their own computer lab in Clark C80. There is also a Microbiology Lab in room A202 of the microbiology building.

For all students who take online math through the PACe Program are allowed to used the computer lab near the testing center, in the Weber building.

Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

In this major students are able to work in the Veterinary Diagnostic Labratories. The VDL is broken up into 13 sections to better equip students for their research. There are two additional branch laboratories located off campus that facilitate research for this department. Rocky Ford, provides the same services as the main laboratory, and Western Slope located in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Natural Resources

Students who are a part of the Warner College of Natural Resources are offered laptops through a checkout program, but also a wide variety of software. These students are also given some access to these computer labs.

  • WCNR Computer Applications Lab
  • WCNR Computer Learning Lab
  • WCNR GIS Techology Lab

For more information on locations of labs view the list of labs at CSU.

This article was published in The Collegian October 20, 2014.

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