Technology

Modernized computer lab now open in Beaver Hall 

Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) recently completed renovations to the computer lab inside Beaver Hall. The redesigned lab is now open and available for students to use.

“We took on this project to provide University Park students with access to modern amenities and a collaborative space,” said Jennifer Sparrow, deputy chief information officer for Penn State and associate vice president for Teaching and Learning with Technology. “It will be a thrill to see what good work comes from the students who visit the lab,” she added.

Highlights of what is now available to students in the Beaver Hall computer lab include:

  • Work stations with 27-inch monitors to connect with students’ personal laptops
  • Work stations with University-provided computers (PCs and Macs)
  • Lounge-style seating with device charging outlets
  • Mobile and fixed whiteboards
  • Collaboration areas for small and large groups
  • Multiple 55-inch display screens with wireless screen sharing systems

“The Beaver Hall lab also provides us with a great opportunity to understand how we can best modernize computer labs across Penn State,” noted Sparrow. “We are approaching this as a prototype and plan to learn a lot from what takes place inside the lab.”

Beaver Hall is located within the Pollock housing area, and students who are interested in using its computer lab are encouraged to check its days and hours of availability.

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