George Mason University – Science and Technology Campus (SciTech) offers a number of resources and facilities for assisting students and enhancing their experience on campus. This is not a comprehensive list, but the University urges students to take advantage of these and other resources at SciTech.
- Quiet Meditation Space
- Drop-in Computer Lab
- Mercer Library
- Learning Support Services
- Career Services Virtual Learning
- Event Space
Quiet Meditation Space
Location: Katherine G. Johnson Hall, Third Floor
Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-11PM ; Saturday 7AM-4PM; Sunday Closed
A space for quiet meditation and contemplation. Located on the third floor back lab wing of Katherine G. Johnson Hall. Open to any users while the building is open. Recently refurbished with a large carpet, enhanced room dividers, and a shoe storage rack. Contact University Life (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any comments, concerns, or questions.
Location: Colgan Hall, Ground Floor
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30AM-6:00PM ; Friday: 9:30AM-1:00PM
Purchase textbooks, photo-copied course packets, snacks, soft drinks, school supplies, magazines, convenience store items, and Mason gear, gifts, and clothing at the Science and Technology Campus Bookstore. Textbooks can be ordered online here.
Drop-in Computer Lab
Location: Katherine G. Johnson Hall (formerly Bull Run Hall), Room 250
Hours: Mon -Thurs: 8:30am – 8:30 pm Friday: 8:30 am- 5 pm; Sat and Sun: Closed
The Computer Lab has 75 work stations equipped with PCs for preparing assignments, conducting research, and other academically-related pursuits. Lab consultants are available to provide basic help in the use of common software and printing options, and to monitor the lab to maintain a studious atmosphere.
An additional thirteen public access computer terminals, equipped with Microsoft Office software, are available in the Mercer Library.
Printers in the lab and library are used by Mason ID or Cash Card swipe. A ‘cash only’ Teller machine located in Mercer Library sells Cash Cards ($1.00 each) and adds credit to Mason ID cards. Each printed page costs 7 cents.
Mercer Library is part of the George Mason University Libraries system and provides full access to all Mason-owned print and electronic resources. Researchers have a collection of one million titles and numerous electronic databases at their disposal. The Mercer Library collection specializes in the following disciplines: Health and Fitness, Tourism, Administration of Justice, Education, Biodefense, Bioinformatics, and Computer Science.
The following resources are available at the Mercer Library:
- Classes in library research techniques
- One-on-one reference consultations
- Library tours
- Group study room- Click here to reserve a spot!
- A group media viewing/conference room
- An assistive technology room
- Media viewing carrels for videos, audiotapes, and DVD’s
- Computer terminals with Microsoft Office software and printers (see Payment Methods below)
- Two photocopy machines (see Payment Methods below)
Payment Methods for Print or Copy machines:
Card Readers on printers and copy machines accept payment using Mason ID card, Cash Card, or Department Copy Card. Cash value may be added to Mason ID cards and Cash Cards using the ‘cash only’ Teller Machine located in Mercer Library. Cash Cards cost $1. Add cash value to cards in desired amounts prior to use. Each printer page costs 7 cents; copier page, 10 cents each.
Returns: Library materials may be returned to any Mason Library Circulation Desk and the information desk at the Johnson Center regardless of where they were checked out.
Acquiring Materials Not Currently On Hand: Mason faculty, staff and students may have materials from other Mason libraries sent to Mercer Library. Links for the various types of loan requests are on the library home page at E-Requests.
Learning Support Services
Location: Colgan Hall, Room 231/231A
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00PM
Contact: Rick Reo, Instructional Designer
Learning Support Services (LSS) at SciTech provides instructional technology support to students to complete course-related assignments and provides opportunities for students to improve their computing skills and overall digital literacy. The LSS training classroom doubles as a walk-in student multimedia support lab, but students should make an appointment to assure availability of equipment.
The lab contains a high-end multimedia computer, scanner with OCR, and a selection of leading multimedia and web design software such as, the Adobe Premium Web bundle (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Acrobat), MS Office 2007, Digital Imaging tools, and much more. A small library of tutorials, instructional guides, and other technology training resources are available.
Career Services Virtual Learning
Virtual Evening Appointments:
Get general career advice and information on topics such as: deciding on a major/career field, finding and applying to internships/jobs, interviewing and negotiation, networking effectively, changing career direction, applying to professional and graduate school.
University Career Services recognizes that you have a busy schedule – balancing the demands of work, school and home. Take advantage of our extended hours: Sunday to Thursday, 7PM – 11PM via phone and/or video (WebEx).
Virtual Same-day Appointments:
Ask your urgent question via a phone/video 15-minute appointment, Monday – Friday, 11AM – 1PM There are limited same-day appointments available. Reserve your appointment on the same day starting at 9AM.
Virtual Hours are available at SciTech by appointment. Please call 703-993-2370 to set up an appointment!
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