The microLab, usually written μLab or uLab, is an electrical engineering computer lab used by Sophomores and Juniors. It is a general-purpose facility for completing group assignments and for working on computer-related projects. Continuing Education classes as well as some graduate courses are taught in this facility. Among the resources available:
- 11 Dual Core computers running Windows XP for research, Matlab, etc.
- Workbenches and laptop stations for student use
The μLab also houses most of the server and network hardware for the EE department; the μLab staff is responsible for maintenance of the network, technical aspects of the website, and hardware maintenance in the μLab, ICE Lab, Junior Lab, and Comm Lab.
One of the focuses of the μLab is encouraging independent student projects in electrical and computing engineering, as no other facility currently supports such endeavors. Examples of the successful projects constructed or under construction in the μLab include the aforementioned audio setup, and sms-controlled doorlock restricting access to the network hardware and server room, and a distributed computing cluster currently used for experimenting with self-evolving neural networks.