Student Computer Lab

The School of Biological Sciences provides a student computer lab to enhance student studies. Any one with a valid University uNID may login to the computers. There are 2 pay printers and 2 scanners available.

Location: South Biology 106
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am - 6 pm
Closures: The lab is only open when classes are in session
Workstations: 23
Platform: Mac OS X

If there are problems with the computers, please send an email to the address printed on the labels attached to the computers.

University websites

Online software

Installed software

General Productivity

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Keynote
  • LibreOffice
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Numbers
  • OpenOffice
  • Pages

Image Editing & Analysis

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • MeshLab

Internet Communications

  • CoRD
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop
  • Safari
  • Skype for Business
  • Skype
  • TeamViewer

Math & Graphing

  • KaleidaGraph
  • Microsoft Excel
  • R
  • RStudio
  • scidavis
  • StatPlus



  • 4peaks
  • ApE
  • BSL Analysis
  • Chimera
  • ClustalX
  • FigTree
  • GaitSymQt
  • ImageJ
  • MacSpecII
  • MarvinSketch
  • MarvinView
  • Mesquite
  • PAUP
  • PyMOL
  • seaview
  • Seg3D2
  • SnapGene Viewer
  • Swiss-PdbViewer


  • Box Sync
  • Dropbox
  • Google Earth
  • QuickTime Player 7
  • VLC
  • VueScan
  • XQuartz

Finding Software

Here are several ways to find the software installed on the computers.

1. Spotlight

Click the magnifying glass icon on the top right of the screen or press the command key and the spacebar.

Spotlight Menu Spotlight Dialog

Type in what you are looking for in the spotlight search dialog. However, sometimes it doesn't find what you are looking for.

Spotlight Dialog

2. Xmenu

You can browse applications using Xmenu.


3. Finder: App List

You can browse applications using the Finder by double clicking the "Macintosh HD" and looking in the "App List".

Hard Disk App List

4. Finder: Applications

You can look in the Applications folder. You can double click on the "Macintosh HD" or in the Finder you can also use the "Go" menu and "Applications", or the keyboard shortcut shift-command-a.

Applications Applications

Other computer labs

The Marriott Library Knowledge Commons has far more computers, multiple platforms, and are open more hours.

The Math computer lab has similar hours but has the benefit of having lab assistants who are experienced in various applications and computer languages.