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Statement of Services

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 chemistry coursework.


Accessing the Lab

The Microlab is in room 101D Smith 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

Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 11am-4pm

The Microlab is closed when school is not in session. This includes University holidays and emergency days such as snow days.

Our Software

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.

Administration of the Microlab

Policies and Rules

All faculty, staff, students and visitors are asked to read and abide by the University Acceptable Use Policies 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.

The Folks Who Keep The Lab Running

The Microlab is managed by a group of knowledgeable staff that 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 problems.

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 facility.

Please send your observations regarding the Microlab to: chmmicro.



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