Computers

Computers for chemistry student use reside in Reichardt 170 and 172, which are open Mon-Fri 8 AM-5 PM and most evenings.  The computers in 170 have a priority for 100-level students and tutoring, although they may also be used by other chemistry students.  The computers in 172 have a priority for students in 200-600 level courses who pay a computer fee each semester.  Room 172 is accessible using the door combination after hours and weekends except for occasional class instruction; these will be announced ahead of time if possible. The building doors generally are closed at 11PM each night: if you are working past that time, security officers will likely ask for identification.

Priorities for use of these computers are: 1. Chemistry assignments, 2. Other homework, 3. Non-academic web browsing or email. No games, chat sessions, or commercial activities are allowed on these computers.  Do not change computer settings, delete programs, install programs, or run programs that are not already installed.

NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE LAB.  If you listen to music or other audio, please use headphones or ear buds. USB connectors on side of flat-panel monitor. 

Software:

Application software available on all workstations is listed below, please consult web resources for further information concerning the programs:

Microsoft Office 
Adobe Acrobat X
HyperChem
GaussView
ACD ChemSketch
MarvinSketch
Filezilla
EndNote 
Apple Quicktime 
Vernier LabQuest 
Agilent ChemStation 


Troubleshooting

Log on using your UA username and password, which should be the same as your Blackboard username.  If that does not work, call OIT Help Desk (450-8300) to get help with your username and/or password.  Do not share the door combination or your password with friends or relatives.  For routine questions about using this lab, ask your professor or TA.  For pointers on using HyperChem, consult the online manual or watch and listen to the video tutorials that are accessible on each workstation (Start--All Programs--HyperChem--Release 8).

Other troubles. If you have other troubles, take the following steps: (1) contact your class professor or teaching assistant, (2) put a sign on the computer with details about the condition, (3) call or send email to Ellen Craig, the chemistry department office manager (see below) to alert her to the problem.

Filesystem

The Windows 10 operating system is being installed on lab computers.  As it stands now (with Win 10), your user profile will be stored on the computer you log on to, and theoretically you will be able to access files or browser history that you had saved previously. However, it is always a good idea to back up any valuable data to a USB drive.

Printing

Two black-and-white laser printers can accept jobs from computers in either lab:  a Kyocera model in 172, and an HP 4300 in 170.  If you are having trouble printing, check to make sure there is paper in the printer, and no error messages are displayed on Settings, Devices, Printers, Printer Properties. If the latter page indicates "Paused", click to uncheck, then try "Print Test Page."  If that still does not work, send your print job to the other printer.  If both printers are out of paper, contact Ellen Craig in the Physics department office in 102 Reichardt.