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Connected

  • Published: October 11th, 2011

1971
Computers were unavailable for students use.

1980s
Laptops and personal computers began to appear on campus.

1990s
A random collection of classes began to use computers. By the end of the decade, five computer classrooms were constructed in the science hall.

2002
With the expansion of DeMoss, nine computer classrooms were placed on the second floor inside the ILRC.

2004
Expansion brought the number of computers to 418.

2008
The ILRC expanded on to the third floor of DeMoss. The number of ILRC classrooms with computers increased to 15 and the total number of computers almost doubled to 804. Additional labs were also built for the new School of Engineering and Computational Science on the third floor, and other computer centers were located in specialized learning centers around campus.

2011
The number of computers in computer labs continues to increase. A larger emphasis is also being placed on students’ ability to use their own laptops by connecting to any of the 700 wireless access points from almost anyplace on campus.

Information supplied by Computer Labs and Facilities Manager Casey Murray.

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