Welcome to the Chemistry Department's Instructional
Microcomputer Facility (AKA the Microlab) on the East Bank
of the Twin Cities campus of the University
of Minnesota. The computer lab is a service provided
by the Department of Chemistry.
It is funded with fees gathered from Upper-Division students
and is exclusively available to individuals working on Upper-Division
Accessing the Lab
The Microlab is in room
Hall, which on the north-east corner of the ground
level. The phone number is 4-3372 from any campus phone,
or (612) 624-3372 from any non-campus phone. Smith Hall
might be locked on Saturdays, so if the lab will be open
and you will need to get in, you should probably write
down the phone number!
The Current Schedule
The Microlab is closed when school is not in session. This
includes University holidays and emergency days such as snow
Our software is
listed by licensing categories. Examining the list and using
the URL links will clarify which software is available to
Chemistry students, faculty, and staff. Information on who
to contact with questions, as well as where to obtain/use
the software, is also given.
of the Microlab
Policies and Rules
All faculty, staff, students
and visitors are asked to read and abide by the Chemistry
Department Networked Computer Policy when using their
computer systems on campus. All faculty, staff, students
and visitors using the 101D Smith Hall Microlab are also expected
to read and abide by the Microlab's policies
and rules as set forth by the Chemistry Department's
Instructional Computing Committee.
The Folks Who Keep The Lab Running
The Microlab is managed
by a group of knowledgeable
works hard to keep the lab's software current and computers running smoothly.
The staff consists of undergraduate teaching assistants and the Computer-Assisted
Instruction Manager (CAIM). At least one undergraduate teaching assistant
is on duty anytime the lab is open to answer questions and help with computer
Comments and Suggestions For The Lab
We welcome the ideas,
comments, and suggestions of the Microlab's users. Comments regarding the
status of the lab's software, hardware, staff, and environment are particularly
helpful. You do not need to include a name or other personal information,
but it would be helpful if you could mention if you are an undergraduate
or graduate student and what chemistry course(s) prompted your use of this
Please send your observations regarding the Microlab to: chmmicro.