Computer Labs

The department maintains an excellent state-of-the-art computer and study facility (~700 sq. ft.) for its students in 3337 Hoover Hall. The space includes:

  • 23 PCs, all equipped with the latest technology
  • Scanners, laser printers (color and B&W), and other peripherals
  • Latest software for use in classwork
  • Numerous reference materials: ASTM Handbooks, Journals, etc.
  • Large tables for workspace and group collaboration

Students often meet in the student room to work on homework and labs together. The student room is accessible 24 hours/day with a coded ID card (See the MSE staff for access).

For more detailed information on the computer lab, see the ITS lab database entry.

Find other lab locations here.

Computer Support

Go to the College of Engineering IT website for computer support, or email your question to You can also visit Iowa State University Information Technology for more information.

Reserve a MSE Computer Lab

Supporting Unit: College of Engineering IT Services

Contact for Reservations: Jason Shuck,, 294-1629

Cost: None

Time: Book computer labs at the end of the semester prior to the start of the class.

Note: Contact Jason to request a reservation. Departmental course and non-course related reservations are subject to availability. ENGR 160 and other college courses take precedence over departmental courses. To have new or updated software installed on lab machines, provide Jason Shuck ( with the software and any licensing paperwork by July 1st for inclusion of the software in the fall.