Hatch Science Building, Room 212

Hatch Science Library, Room 212 is designed for both classroom lecture and active learning. It is outfitted with movable tables, multiple large-screen monitors around the room and 36 laptops for student use.  The instructor station is flanked by two large static whiteboards.

General Information

Location: Hatch Science Library, Room 212.
Hours: Open by reservation.
Room Type: Classroom.
Seating Capacity: 35.
Reservations: Contact the Campus Scheduler.


Instructor/Podium Station:

  • Mac Mini providing Mac OS and a virtual Windows operating system.
  • 21.5" Crestron Touch Panel/Instructor Monitor.
  • AirTouch sit/stand instructor desk (Push the lever to gently raise or lower the desk to suit your needs).
    • Note: HDMI, USB, and Ethernet Laptop/iPad hook-up available at instructor's station.
  • A list of software for either operating system can be found here.

A/V Technologies:

  • 1 - Panasonic 90" Professional Display (Main).
  • 4 - Panasonic 55" Professional Displays (Collaboration).
  • Crestron Interactive Touch Panel Controls.
  • Mersive Solstice Pod (Wireless Presentation Solution).
  • Region Free Blu-ray/DVD/CD Player.
    • Note: Located in the AV Rack on the East side of the room.
  • Room Audio.
  • Ceiling-mounted Digital Document Camera.
  • PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) web camera (wall mounted on far side opposite the instructor station).
  • Vocal reinforcement Instructor:  Yes - Lavaliere microphone/body pack to room audio with rechargeable dock (Resides on top of the AV Rack next to the instructor station).
  • Vocal reinforcement Audience:  Yes - Hanging ceiling microphones dispersed throughout the room.
    • NOTE:  The PTZ web camera, lavaliere and hanging microphones are the primary Zoom/MS Teams devices!

Additional Information:

  • 2 wall-mounted white boards.
  • Manual pull-down window shades.

Laptop Carts:

There are 3 laptop carts labeled A, B and C. Each cart contains 12 laptops all labeled A1 - A12, B1 - B12 and C1 - C12. Each label corresponds to the cart and numbered slot where the laptop should reside. The 3 carts reside in the back of the room to allow for an easier time retrieving and stowing the laptops before and after class. The carts will store, secure and charge each laptop. They also serve to offer more choices and provide greater flexibility for the use of the laptops in and around the second floor of the Science Library.


Due to the length of time an initial Windows 10 login takes, it is recommended that students be assigned to, or on their own use, the same laptop each class session. This will avoid lengthy login times for each class period. The laptop's labels of A1 - A12, B1 - B12 and C1 - C12 will help with the assignment as the laptops are more easily identifiable and the numbers more easy to remember than the Bowdoin ID numbers on the bottom of each laptop.


If calling for support on a specific laptop, please provide either the computer name, the BID number from the bottom of the case or the laptop label (A1 - A12, etc.) from the top cover so that IT staff can quickly find the correct laptop for repair.

Training and Support


We highly recommend that you request a training session before using this space for the first time. To request a session, click the button below.

Request Training Session


If you experience any issues in the classroom or lab, either with the AV technology or a computer, please let us know so we can fix it right away!

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Article ID: 132214
Thu 5/20/21 2:18 PM
Thu 10/14/21 11:49 AM