Computer Lab


Welcome to the Chemistry Department's Computer Lab, AKA "The Microlab." Its primary role is to support students working on upper-division chemistry coursework. If you are unsure if you can use these facilities, please read our computer lab policy.


101D Smith Hall


Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Microlab is closed when school is not in session. This includes University holidays and emergency days such as snow days.


(612) 624-3372

Computer-Assisted Instruction Manager

Dan MacEwan


We have a list of various software resources that you might be interested in. It is listed by licensing categories with links that clarify, which software is available to chemistry students, faculty, and staff, where to obtain it, limitations on its use, and who to contact with questions.

Administration of the Microlab

All faculty, staff, students and visitors are asked to read and abide by the University Acceptable Use Policies when using their computer systems on campus. All faculty, staff, students and visitors using the 101D Smith Hall Microlab are also expected to read and abide by the Microlab's policies and rules as set forth by the Chemistry Department.

The Microlab is managed by the Computer-Assisted Instruction Manager (CAIM) and a staff of undergraduate teaching assistants that work hard to keep the lab's software current and computers running smoothly. At least one undergraduate teaching assistant is on duty anytime the lab is open to answer questions and help with computer problems.

We welcome the ideas, comments, and suggestions of the Microlab's users. Please contact the Computer-Assisted Instruction Manager with your suggestions, comments, or feedback on how we can improve the lab or its policies. The office is in 101E Smith Hall, just inside the Microlab's main door.