Contact:
Keith Coates
Chair of Mathematics & Computer Science
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: (417) 873-7380
kcoates@drury.edu

Computer Science Facilities

The department of mathematics and computer science runs a lab devoted to math and computing. The lab contains 11 dual-core workstations which run specialized mathematical and computer science software alongside standard publishing and spreadsheet programs. Mathematics software includes Maple and Octave, and the computer science software includes development environments for Java, C++, Scheme, Python, and many other programming languages.

We encourage math and computer science majors to learn LATEX (a program for typesetting mathematics documents), so our lab workstations run WinEdit, a text editor designed to work with LATEX. The lab also houses a Linux server and an eight node Beowulf cluster built as a joint project between students and faculty. The lab’s location is Pearsons 110; it is open to all Drury students from 8 a.m. to midnight each weekday.

Next door to the lab is a lounge for mathematics and computer science majors. The lounge contains a dual-core workstation, a whiteboard, a sofa, a refrigerator, a microwave, a coffeemaker, and a television.