Washington and Lee's $23 million Science Center houses the sciences under one roof. Classrooms, faculty offices, study areas, research space and laboratory classrooms are designed to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty and students. Parmly Hall houses the computer science and psychology departments.
Computer science students have access to two state-of-the-art laboratories for introductory and advanced courses, as well as a lab dedicated to student research projects. The main teaching lab features Mac Minis configured to dual-boot OS X and Linux, and our dedicated research lab offers high-performance Linux computers running the Condor high-throughput computing system. Additional equipment is available for advanced work in web-application design and testing, medical / geological imaging, cluster computing, and robotics.
Parmly’s psychology facilities include a research suite with two one-way glass observation rooms, brightfield and epifluorescent microscopy with digital image acquisition and analysis, neurosurgical/histological and neurophysiological recording facilities, 32-channel Neuroscan syn-amps, and neurophysiological and current-voltage clamp instrumentation.
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The idea that students learn by doing pervades the Science Center. Students are encouraged to become involved in research, whether as an individual project or with faculty.