Mathematics and Computer Science at The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Labs and Software


The Department manages three computer labs with over 70 workstations operating on a Gigabit Ethernet backbone. Students have access to both Windows and Linux operating systems.

Wireless network access is available on the second floor of Darden Hall, for information on connecting to the network visit the IT Department's help desk in Darden Hall 110.


Our labs are loaded with software for students to use such as Mathematica (available for home use), MATLAB, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office 2010, Visual Studio 2010, Adobe Creative Suite, and much more.

In addition to the software in our labs, students have access to many Microsoft titles through the MSDN Academic Alliance. For a list of available software visit the MSDN academic Alliance Software Center.

The department is also part of the Oracle Academic Initiative and the IBM Academic Initiative which provides students with access to additonal software such as Oracle Database and IBM Rational Rose

For more information on Oracle and IBM products or to create your MSDNAA account, contact Jim Stewart.


A 64 node cluster is maintained by the department. The cluster is available for students and faculty to use for high performance computing projects. For more information see MCS Wiki-Cluster.


Students also have the opportunity to use the department's robotic hardware such as iRobot Creates and Arduino Unos. We also host the Summer Program in Robotics and Intelligent Technology (SPIRIT) for high school students.

Maker Space

The department maintains the following equipment enabling students and faculty to create custom items for projects. All departments on campus are encouraged to use this equipment. For more information contact Josh Moore.

  • Makerbot Digitizer - 3D scanner
  • Makerbot Replicator 2X - 3D printer
  • Stratasys uPrint SE Plus - 3D printer
  • Universal Lasers VLS 3.50 - Laser Cutter

In addition to the above resources, the department also has a collection of Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and various electronic components for use in projects.

Additional Resources

The department also offers web hosting, email services, subversion repositories, and database accounts for students, faculty, and staff. For more information on any of these services, contact Josh Moore