From academics and research to administration, technology is integrated into all aspects of Washington University. Technology capabilities include a high-speed campus network infrastructure with extensive wireless access, innovative learning and teaching spaces, digital media capabilities to enhance instruction, high-performance computing for research and self-service administrative systems.
Students use the Web and a growing portfolio of mobile applications to register for classes, communicate with faculty and colleagues, check grades and administer their campus activities. Wireless networking throughout the residential areas, gathering spaces and many classrooms gives students flexible access to academic materials, software, printing services and entertainment. Computing labs in residential areas and classroom buildings provide additional computing resources.
Students also help to shape technology. The Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) works with the administration to gather student input and guide priorities. Part-time employment and intern- ship opportunities give students real work experiences. Mobile applications and traditional programs developed by students offer opportunities to innovate and contribute to the community use of technology.
Computing centers on the Danforth and Medical campuses provide access to virtual computing environments, cloud computing services and high-performance computing clusters for faculty. A secure, high- availability, high-speed data network interconnects all campuses and links the university with Internet2 and National Lambda Rail research networks. The many classrooms equipped with multi-media technology and network connectivity provide a wide range of options for teaching.