Computer Science and Industrial Technology Facilities
The Computer Science and Industrial Technology Department is housed in Fayard Hall (below) and Anzalone Hall and also includes laboratory space in McGehee Hall and the Sustainability Center. A new 60,000 square foot computing and technology building is currently the process of bringing this entire department under one roof in a high-tech engineering, industrial, and computing technology facility:
Several labs are equipped with software supporting advanced, upper-level course work. Several labs are also equipped with a Sympodium system which controls a projector and all student stations. The student stations are low profile computers which can be operated independently by the students or can be taken over by the instructor's Sympodium. General purpose classrooms/labs are available to all relevant classes of our department. Fayard Hall:
This state-of-the art computer assisted classroom, Computer Enhanced Classroom (CEC), has been enthusiastically endorsed by the students and faculty members who have used and who are excited about the possibilities it presents.
A robotics lab is also housed in Fayard Hall. The lab will support underwater data collection projects, limbed robotics, learning among individuals and groups of robots. The underwater robotics research project in the Computer Science and Industrial Technology Department at Southeastern is designed to serve as a platform for basic and applied research in intelligent robotics, as a hands-on learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students in CS and IT programs, as well as for community outreach involving local schools. The project personnel include Dr. Ho-Hoon Lee, Dr. Mike Asoodeh, and Dr. Pat McDowell. Some of the robotics research problems under study include design and development of a low-cost prototype autonomous underwater vehicle-manipulator system and its intelligent and energy efficient path planning and control using non-model based techniques. Anticipated applications for the project include environmental monitoring of local aquatic environments, use for monitoring levees and flood control projects, and so on.
There are also several labs in Anzalone Hall specific to the Industrial Technology program which requires some engineering fundamentals and understanding of technology.
The labs contain a wide variety of equipment such as computers, construction equipment,
robots, CNC lathes, milling and welding machines, microscopes, metal casting equipment,
etc. All lab courses such as construction, robotics, manufacturing, machine tool technology,
materials science and metallurgy, welding, electricity, industrial fluid power, computer
aided drafting, and drafting are taught in these labs.