In a recent BU Educational Technology article, Professor Abbas Attarwala describes how...
The teaching lab for the CS Department is located at 730 Commonwealth Avenue on the third floor in room 304. The building is located at the intersections of Commonwealth Avenue and Saint Mary’s Street. Radio Shack and CVS occupy the first floor, and the building is commonly referred to as the “Radio Shack building” (it’s the location of the first Radio Shack store). BU refers to this building as the Engineering Annex (EMA).
There are three entrances to the building. The first entrance is located next to the Pavement Cafe. The second entrance is located on Saint Mary’s Street where the Radio Shack store ends. The third entrance is located on the second floor garage. Elevator access is only available through the entrance next to Pavement.
With 30 networked PCs and a sophisticated instructional display, the instructional lab is
one of BU’s most technologically sophisticated teaching environments. Discussion sections for all CS classes are held in the “teaching lab”, allowing students access to the very technology they study, as they study.
Students in the department may use the teaching lab as part of their course curriculum, provided they have an Active Directory account. Additionally, students are allowed to access the lab at times when the main lab becomes overcrowded.