Friday, February 22, 2013

What Will Huntsman Hall Computer Labs Look Like?

I’ve shared with you some artist renderings of what we expect our tiered and flat classrooms to will look like in Huntsman Hall; so today I’m going to include an image showing what our computer labs might look like.

Huntsman Hall Computer Lab
Did you notice that I’m choosing my words a little more cautiously when it comes to our computer labs? Want to know why? It’s because in the world of computer technology things change so fast that all we know for sure is that we’ll have to be flexible if we want our students to be prepared for the changing global job market of the future. We don’t know for sure what our computer labs will look like when Huntsman Hall is completed.

If we cut the ribbon for the new building today, however, we suspect our labs would look something like the picture I have included. We are planning to have one lab that will include our Bloomberg terminals and will be home to our best and most expensive cutting-edge technology. We expect the front of our classrooms will have more than white boards and will feature some kind of technology that keeps our students in touch with the real-time developments that will be relevant to their education.
Ken Snyder
Ken Snyder

We plan to continue using the labs we have now in the George S. Eccles Business Building. We believe that all of our labs will be on the basement level because a room with large windows is not optimal for a computer lab.