Searles Science Center, Room 215

Searles 215 is a classroom that offers professors the flexibility of instructing students in a traditional setting, while at the same time allowing them to bring technology into their instruction. The classroom is designed to help professors and students give elaborate multimedia presentations.

General Information

Location: Searles Science Center, Room 215.
Hours: Open by reservation.
Room Type: Classroom.
Seating Capacity: 49.
Reservations: Contact the Campus Scheduler.


Instructor/Podium Station:

  • Mac Mini providing Mac OS and a virtual Windows operating system.
  • 7" Crestron Touch Panel.
  • Wacom Cintiq LCD Touch-panel/Instructor monitor with pen.
  • Custom made instructor podium with pull-out drawer.
    • Note: HDMI, USB, and Ethernet Laptop/iPad hook-up available on the front face of the station.
  • Lumen's DC-260 Digital Document Camera.
  • A list of software for either operating system can be found here.

A/V Technologies:

  • Panasonic PT-FRZ570 DLP Laser Projector.
    • Ceiling Mounted, native resolution of 1920 x 1200.
  • Crestron Interactive Touch Panel Controls.
  • Region Free Blu-ray/DVD/CD Player.
    • Note: Located in the AV Rack next to instructor's station.
  • Room Audio.
  • 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.  Catch Box.
    • NOTE:  The PTZ web camera, lavaliere and hanging microphones are the primary Zoom/MS Teams devices!
  • Overhead/transparency projector.
  • Kodak slide projector.

Additional Information:

  • Sliding chalk boards.
  • Wall-mounted chalk boards.
  • Pull-down window shades.

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.

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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: 22772
Wed 1/11/17 9:09 AM
Mon 4/25/22 3:56 PM

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