Computer science faculty maintain active programs of scholarship
and often involve students in this work. During a semester, this
work may involve one or two students; in the summer, teams of
four or more students are common.
Separate faculty research labs allow these long-term projects
to progress efficiently and effectively.
Workstations can be configured for specialized software and
Faculty and student researchers have access to systems,
independent of class schedules and demands for teaching labs.
Teams can post notes, brainstorm ideas, develop "to-do" lists
on white boards, without interfering with class notes in
classrooms and teaching spaces.
When teams meet in different labs, discussions by one research
team do not disrupt work by other teams.