SCEC: Sciences Computing & Electronics Center
Overview
SCEC maintains various resources in order to perform its mission. At present there are 10 staff positions which provide expertise in application and system programming, systems administration, statistical analysis, design and fabrication of electronic systems, electronic equipment repair, and network design and administration. A number of work study and graduate teaching positions are provided at the departmental level to assist staff with many of the more routine services rendered by SCEC.

All of these resources are available to assist with any research or classroom projects deemed appropriate in the support of teaching and research needs within the College.


Mission Statment
The College of Sciences strives to produce scientifically educated graduates who possess both a fundamental understanding of their fields and the essential professional skills needed by local and regional industries. Our other objective is to provide scientific literacy for all SDSU graduates as well as participate in the training of future mathematics and science teachers.

All of these resources are available to assist with any research or classroom projects deemed appropriate in the support of teaching and research needs within the College.

The mission of SCEC is to support and enhance computer and computer-related activities within the College of Sciences and to provide a productive environment for academic computing consistent with the standards established by the College.


The major responsibilities of SCEC consist of, but are not limited to:
  • Development of policies and procedures that define appropriate interactions with, and use of, the college's computing resources and infrastructure.
  • Insuring that the college's computing infrastructure is adequate to meet anticipated future needs by recommending necessary improvements before performance degradation occurs.
  • Interface between the college and other university and CSU organizations in areas relating to computing system hardware and software, data communications, and electronic information exchange.
  • Systems administration of the college's UNIX, Macintosh and PC computing platforms.
  • Software development in support of new and on-going research and classroom teaching projects within the college.
  • Determining the availability and appropriateness of computer hardware and software, with special emphasis on integration into the current college infrastructure as specified by established policies.
  • Development of user documentation, seminars and workshops on the use of computer and software systems and resources within the college.
  • Assistance to faculty, staff, and students in correcting computer hardware or software problems and answering questions on the use of computer hardware or software.
  • Repair and maintenance of the college's diverse array of computer and electronic equipment.
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