The Mathematics and Computer Science Department is housed in the Science Complex.
An extensive renovation and construction project of this facility began in 2004 and was completed in 2006.
This complex houses faculty offices and state-of-the-art spaces for mathematics and computer science
education and research.
Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics, Geology are also housed in the Science Complex.
The classrooms in the Science Complex all contain electronic projection systems, allowing easy integration
of multimedia into teaching.
The department is equipped with a variety of computational
facilities available to students without charge. The E. R. Sleight
Computing Laboratory contains a network of workstations running the Linux
This lab was upgraded in 2005 and contains 16 student computers with a 2.4 GHz Intel processor, 1 GB of
RAM, and 19" LCD monitors.
These computers run individually or in parallel.
This facility is used by upper-level computer
science students. A variety of high-level programming languages is available,
including Ada, Basic, C, C++, Fortran, Java, Pascal, Perl, Prolog, Scheme, and
Our department also makes entensive use of a instructional/research computer laboratory running
This lab was upgraded in 2006 and contains 24 student computers with a 3 GHz Intel DuoCore processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 17" LCD monitors.
Statistics students routinely analyze data with the
statistical analysis program; the use of graphing calculators and the computer
algebra systems Mathematica
and Maple are integrated
into precalculus, calculus, and higher-level mathematics courses.
A SGI Octane2 is available for use in a shared science
These laboratories are part of Albion Campus-wide computer network
connecting faculty offices, dormitory rooms, classrooms, laboratories,
public computer areas, printers, and the library automation system.
From computers on the network, students can access their files,
run software on the campus network, interact with other computers,
send electronic mail, and browse the World Wide Web.
Albion has extensive campus computing facilities including wireless networking and
is a member of the Internet2 consortium.
Albion was ranked 7th most wired
small college in the previous two Yahoo Internet life surveys.
Information on campus technology can be found at