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  • VDI - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    September 26, 2012

    The VDI, which consists of ten fast computers, fast networking, fast storage, and virtual desktop software, provides Engineering students with remote access to the Engineering Windows environment.

  • Summer Projects and Summer Staff

    June 17, 2014

    ECS does work in the summer than would be too disruptive during the fall and spring semesters. Summer 2014 projects included completely remodeling both 1245 and 3231. The floor in 1245 was replaced, which required removing everything from that room. Once the new floor was installed, all the desks, new computers, new monitors, and the lectern at the front of the room had to be installed and arranged. That same deconstruction occurred in 3231 after 12145 was completed. Fortunately ECS had a crew of willing student employees to help with the summer work: Darrow, Kenny, and Stephanie.

  • ECS Articles: What and Why

    September 27, 2012

    ECS articles constitute the new version of our newsletter. If you have comments about the contents on any article, you can log in to post comments. You will find the login link at the bottom of each article.

    3231 Rebuild This computer classroom was rebuilt with new tables and chairs, lecturn, projector, and power to the middle of the room. (8/14)

    New Wireless Service in SC ITS replaced and added wireless access points in July.  (8/14)

  • 2222 SC Senior Design Collaboration Room

    December 12, 2013

    What It Took to Construct 2222 SC: ETC Staff Collaboration

    What and Where

  • Objet Printer Arrived in EMS

    June 27, 2014

    EMS recently took delivery of an Objet 3D printer. Objet printer in box The Objet 260 is manufactured by Stratasys, the company that also made the Dimension and Fortus 3D printers. The Objet 260 Connex is a photo polymer UV cure 3D printer that will provide extend the sort of prototyping possible with the existing 3D printers.

  • 3D Printer at Work

    October 15, 2013

    Are you curious abou how a 3D printer works? Watch this video. One of the shop engineerings took this video of the Dimension ST 1200es 3D printer, one of two 3D printers in the EMS, printing more of the Hawkeye momentos that were first produced for the April 2013 ETC (ECS / EES / EMS) open house.

  • 3231 Rebuild

    August 19, 2014

    Over the summer 3231 SC was closed so that the room could be reconfigured. The work is completed, and these photos give you some idea about what it takes to completely reorganize this space. The new layout is similar to the old layout -- tables with computers lining 3 walls of the room and seating in the middle for listening to a lecture or watching the instructor demonstrate something. What is new and improved is that the seating in the middle includes power so that students can use their laptops while seated there.

  • Personalize It in the Electronics Shop

    June 09, 2014

    The dye-sublimation printer in the Engineering Electronics Shop gives you the chance to personalize mugs, coasters, tiles, or mousepads. The price for an 11 oz. coffee mug, sandstone coaster, 4" tile, and mousepad is $9.95. You provide a graphical image and choose the item onto which you want the image printed. The EES staff do the rest. Sent email or come to the shop in 2018 SC to get more information.

  • Engineering responds to the fall 2011 IT survey

    September 26, 2012

    In fall 2011  ITS sent a survey to faculty and staff on campus to gather information about the IT environment, including computers, mobile devices, software, networking, IT support staff, file storage, and email. Most responses indicate people are very or somewhat satisfied with the hardware, software, and services we provide. Of course we like hearing that we are doing a good job, but we learn more from dissatisfied users. Here are some of the comments we got from the 73 people who replied and our responses to those comments.

  • New Wireless Service in SC

    August 05, 2014

    ITS, the campus wireless provider, is in the midst of a project to make the wireless service faster and more robust on campus. For this project, ECS collaborated with ITS to improve the wireless coverage. ECS upgraded the internal networking and ITS paid for the new wireless equipment. ITS finished their work in the Seamans Center at the end of July. They installed new wireless access points (APs), increasing the number from  71 to 115 APs.