Technology in the Marine Studies Building (MAR)

Copy Machine

A copy machine is located in the SMEA Main Office. Each student is provided with a unique copy code by Michele Berg, Graduate Program Advisor. If you have forgotten your code, please contact Michele to get it ( or 206-543-7004). You will need to enter your code prior to making any copies. Copies cost $0.07 per page and are billed at the end of each month. Once total copy charges reach $2.00 a bill will be placed in your mailbox. Accumulated charges under $2.00 will be billed just before graduation. For questions on billing, please contact Suanty Kaghan, Administrative Specialist, at or 206-543-7004.

SMEA Student Computer Lab

The SMEA Student Computer Lab is located in room 270 of the Marine Studies Building.  It is open 24 hours a day for SMEA students with keys, and during normal building hours for students without keys.  The lab is generally locked at all times, but open when students are present.  When the room is locked, students without keys may request the door to be unlocked by asking any SMEA staff member.  When the door is unlocked: THE LAST STUDENT LEAVING MUST LOCK THE DOOR.  Per UW policies, the lab MUST remain locked if no students are present inside.

Workstations and Software

The lab contains 14 PCs and 1 flatbed scanner with an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).  Additionally, headphones and foot-pedal-controls for transcribing are located near the printer.

PC Software (new machines x12):

  • ArcGIS 10
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
    • Access
    • Excel
    • InfoPath
    • OneNote
    • Outlook
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Word
  • SPSS 19
  • iTunes
  • Adobe Reader 10
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Opera
  • Filezilla FTP Client
  • UWICK Terminals

PC Software (old machines x2):

  • Adobe Creative Suite 2
    • Acrobat 7.0 Professional
    • Designer 7.0
    • Illustrator
    • Photoshop, etc.
  • ArcGIS 10
    • ArcGlobe
    • ArcMap
    • ArcScene
    • Data Reviewer
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
    • Access
    • Excel
    • InfoPath
    • OneNote
    • Outlook
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Word
  • Atlas.ti 5.0
  • SPSS 13.0

Login & Network Information

To log on to the PCs, simply enter your UW Net ID credentials (the same username and password you use to logon to MyUW).  Click on “switch user” to enter your login.  With your login, you will see the exact same information on any of the 8 PCs you log into.  NOTE:  You will only be able to use Roaming Profiles (the ability to have the same information show up on each PC you login to) and the Student Share Drive if you have granted the "SMEAhelp Computer Support Org" permissions to access your UW Net ID network storage information.  If you have not done so (or don't know), please email for instructions. 

When you are finished using a machine, REMEMBER TO LOG OFF!  Your information will not be saved on the server unless you log off.

For SMEA students: If you wish to share files with your classmates on lab computers, simply save them to the Student Share Drive, your networked Z-drive.  It is visible under My Computer.


Printing is free for students in the computer lab. SMEA provides black toner; however, students must supply their own paper. You will need to enable duplexing under "Finishing" of the Printing Preferences menu. 

Printing in the Student Computer Lab from a Laptop

The black and white laser printer in the Student Computer Lab is a network printer which allows users to print from anywhere. Students may add the printer to laptop computers so documents may be printed without having to first transfer files to the workstations in the lab. Please be advised that once added, documents may be printed from any location (both on- and off-campus) so be sure NOT to install the printer as your default, otherwise you may be printing documents in the lab without even knowing it.

Since instructions vary greatly from XP, Vista, Snow Leopard, etc. these instructions will give you a general overview of the installation process for network printers.

If you cannot figure out the process on your own, Google “(your operating system, i.e. Windows Vista) install network printer” and follow the installation instructions you find.

  1. On your Operating System (OS) find where you install a printer. On Windows machine, this is generally in the Control Panel, Printers, Add a Printer
  2. Click add a printer, and make sure you are adding a Network Printer
  3. If your OS automatically searches for Network Printers, stop the process and click to add the printer yourself (or click “The printer I want wasn’t listed here” on Vista)
  4. Click to install a TCP/IP printer (install from an IP address)
  5. For IP address, type in
  6. Tell your OS to automatically determine the printer model and driver (the model is a HP LaserJet P3010 just in case…if your OS can’t download the driver automatically, get it up on the HP website)
  7. You’ll likely want to rename the printer to something like “SMEA Student Computer Lab” versus the automatically-determined name, so you can easily find the printer for later use
  8. Don’t install it as the default printer unless you really want to print to this one automatically all the time

When it’s all done, print a test page to make sure it’s working properly.